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Dr. John McMahan, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. McMahan

McMahan-Clemis Institute

151 N Michigan Ave Apt 913 Chicago, IL 60601

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Dr. John McMahan, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 1973 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, sleep medicine otolaryngology, and more.


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(312) 266-6673

Dr. McMahan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois EPO
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois POS
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Cigna PPO
Commercial EPO
Commercial PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
Principal Financial Group
Principal Life
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Tricare

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. McMahan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McMahan treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. McMahan treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Sinusitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McMahan treats Sinusitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. McMahan treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McMahan treats Earwax Buildup more than 98% of his peers

Dr. McMahan treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. McMahan's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Breath Testing
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Deafness
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Study
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Wheezing

About Me

Care Philosophy

Unique, caring private practice... you will notice the difference immediately.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Audiology (Hearing Aid Fitting)
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1978
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1975
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1974
Medical University Of South Carolina
1973
Medical University Of South Carolina
Medical School
1970
University Of South Carolina
Undergraduate School
1978
1977
1975
1974
1973
1970

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. McMahan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McMahan

3.4

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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(3)
1 Star
31.03448275862069%
(9)

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I would suggest you avoid this doctor. He seems friendly enough however, that's the only redeeming quality. "Bill stuffing" is the term I would describe this office. I was charged for things that no other ENT has charged me for. The front desk is totally unprofessional and disorganized. Even the phones don't work right. I was willing to accept all of that except, I went for a second opinion. I spent the morning seeing a team of doctors at UofM. 4 specialists and 1 intern said (in various ways) that he was wrong and that surgery wasn't recommend, necessary, or something they would suggest. The head of the clinic literally called him a liar after looking at the same CT scan that was taken at McMahan's office and looked at by McMahan. "He said I had a sinus infection." "He lied to you." Nice guy though. Bet he has some good fishing stories.
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my ear situation got worse after visiting him and getting his medicine. Felt huge pain when he checked my ear.
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I never felt comfortable with Dr. McMahan. If you're older you may appreciate it more, but I felt like I was being dictated to, not having any input into my care.
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My experience seeing doctor McMahan resulted in multiple tests, CT scans and blood work with no conclusion or diagnosis. He looked up my symptoms on google right in front of my and focused on things unrelated to my symptoms. The staff was flustered and unreliable. I had to wait an hour after my scheduled appointment time to see the doctor. Overall terrible experience.
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I just had nasal turbinate and deviated septum surgery last week, performed by Doctor McMahan. I recently became a patient of his and I am already singing this doctor praises and recommending him to all my friends, colleagues, etc. Fantastic bedside manner, great sense of humor. He definitely has made what could have been a bad experience a very good one! Absolutely one of the best doctors and experiences I have ever had with a healthcare professional.
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