Cathleen M. Cronin, MD

56 Ratings20 Comments
Ophthalmology; Pediatric Ophthalmology
Elmhurst Memorial Elmhurst Clinic
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric Opthalmology; Ocular Disease; Double Vision; Strabismus/Adult; Wandering Eyes; Congenital Eye Disease; Crossed Eyes; Visual Field Testing; Retinopathy Of Prematurity; Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

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This provider is an independent medical practitioner who has been permitted to use the hospital's facilities and to exercise his or her independent medical judgment in the care and treatment of his or her patient.



Philosophy Of Care

My philosophy is to provide excellent eye care to infants and children through the teen years. Concerning adults, I am interested in diagnosing and treating all eye muscle disorders especially double vision.

Education & Credentials

Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine

Internship: St. Francis Hospital - Evanston

Residency: Loyola University Medical Center

Fellowship: University of IL, Chicago

Society: American Academy of Ophthalmology; American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology Strabismus; Chicago Ophthalmologic Society; DuPage County Medical Assoc.; Women in Ophthalmology, Inc.



Insurance Accepted

AARP Medicare Complete Access (UHC) HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross POS
Cigna HealthSpring MA HMO
Aetna National Advantage Program
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry One PPO
Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare POS
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna HMO
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Blue Precision HMO
TriWest PC3 / Veterans Administration Community Care
Beech Street PPO
Imagine Smart Network
Cigna HealthSpring PPO
Coventry HMO
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Great West Open Access
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Medicare Part B
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Community MMAI
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry POS
Galaxy Health PPO (UHC)
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Illinos Medicaid
Sunrise Advantage
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Select POS
United Healthcare Select EPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United HealthCare Choice Select HMO
United Healthcare Select HMO
MultiPlan PPO


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Overall Patient Rating
4.8 out of 5
(56 Ratings, 20 Comments)
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the nurse was friendly, but didn't seem familiar with my concerns. at one point she seemed to giggle and seemed skeptical. it made me feel like my concerns weren't legitimate.
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All my visit - they are very good all time.
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*Dr. Cronin is an excellent doctor who has taken a special interest in me as a patient. She provided outstanding treatment to me when I was hit by a baseball in the eye when I was younger and continues with the same professional treatment into my adulthood.
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Every time I see Cathleen she always has my best interest in hand. She takes excellent care of me. I can only speak very highly of her. She is a great doctor.
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Excellent doctors - service - diagnosis - resolution. Wish I could get this care when I retire (which will be soon). Maybe your offices could hold classes on how to transition existing care for retired folks. It is not easy to understand.
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*Dr. Cronin was extremely helpful and professional. I needed a specialized treatment for an issue that had repeated itself from a few years back. *Dr. Cronin and her staff are kind and delivered expert care - Thank you!
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It's always a pleasure to visit the opthomolgy center.
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Dr. Cronin is an excellent doctor.
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Dr. Cronin is so thorough and explains everything. The assistants were efficient and welcoming.
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Dr. Cronin is an excellent Eye Doctor that addresses my vision needs.