Dr. John McMahan, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 72

Dr. John McMahan, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McMahan to book an appointment.

Dr. McMahan

McMahan-Clemis Institute

151 N Michigan Ave Apt 913 Chicago, IL 60601
Accepting new patients

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Thomas Mulligan – Jan 24, 2020
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My problem was stuffy nose and coughing. I spent over 2 years with this doctor: appointments every two weeks, after a half year one per month. I was taking antibiotics almost every day. (With maybe 1 or 2 weeks break) steroids and other drugs/nasal spray all the time. 11 CT scans, surgery and nothing helps only WORST: bad side effects: horrible skin, very itchy rush all over my body, face was covered with pimples and very bad cold sores as never before, fungus in my feminine areas. So, I stopped visiting John T McMahan. The other doctor prescribed me inhaler for asthma (I am sensitive to cold so I use it during the winter). At summer time no inhalers just Chinese medicine or homeopathic. No cold food, water or ice cream and sweater in air conditioned places. I rebuild my bacterial flora, and I don't have any fungus in my body or pimples, or cold sore on my face anymore. McMahan is horrible doctor. He shouldn't be calling a doctor, but rather a CT scan money maker. Stay away from him.
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Dec 07, 2019
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Dr. McMahan is a really good doctor but admin stuff is completely unprofessional. Had a very bad experience with Darwin Heard. Called 7 times, spoke with him twice. I sent him an email right after our 1st conversation (where I was all berated for asking about an older record) summarizing what we discussed I and my contact info. 6+weeks went by with no response. Was able to speak with him a 2nd time where he claimed to not have had a conversation with me (because he didn't have it in his records). After I called him out on the bad service he said he didn't care if I wrote a review because 'Dr. McMahan knows that I'm a good person and that I'm on top of things'. In order to 'try' to end the conversation on a good note, I said 'thank you, I appreciate your time' to which he said 'Why don't you say that last part again'. Front desk staff has told me this is not the first they've heard of this behavior. Brought new meaning to administrative nightmare. Detriment to this practice.
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bruud312 – Sep 18, 2019
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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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May 09, 2019
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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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Apr 11, 2019
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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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Dec 13, 2018
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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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Chicago, IL – Oct 24, 2018
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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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Jodi Dunn in Chicago, IL – Mar 31, 2016
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Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Audiology
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hearing Instruments
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology
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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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. John McMahan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McMahan frequently treats Nasopharyngitis, Allergic Rhinitis, and Pollen Allergy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McMahan treats.

Where is Dr. John McMahan, MD's office located?

Dr. McMahan's office is located at 151 N Michigan Ave Apt 913, Chicago, IL 60601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. McMahan speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. McMahan's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Nasopharyngitis
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Dr. McMahan treats Nasopharyngitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. McMahan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Allergic Rhinitis
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Dr. McMahan treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. McMahan treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Pollen Allergy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McMahan treats Pollen Allergy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. McMahan treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. McMahan's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Breath Testing
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Latex Allergy
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Study
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis

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(312) 266-6673

Dr. McMahan accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Traditional
Traditional PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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McMahan-Clemis Institute

McMahan-Clemis Institute151 N Michigan Ave Apt 913 Chicago, IL 60601
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