Cathleen M. Cronin, MD

71 Ratings17 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 (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage POS
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Aetna POS
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Great West PPO
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Health Financial Network
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus Integrated MMAI
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Illinos Medicaid
Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross POS
Medicare Part B
Multi Plan
SmartCare/Imagine Health PPO
Sunrise Advantage
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate POS
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate PPO
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Blue Precision HMO
Aetna National Advantage Program
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Galaxy Health PPO (UHC)
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
United Healthcare Choice EPO
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate EPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate HMO
United HealthCare Select POS
United Healthcare Select EPO
Veterans Administration Community Care
United HealthCare Core/Navigate HMO
United Healthcare Select HMO
Superior Vision insurance


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Overall Patient Rating
4.9 out of 5
(71 Ratings, 17 Comments)
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Dr. Cronin shows utmost concern.
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Dr Cronin was prompt, professional, knowledgeable, and focused on my specific health problem.
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We've been coming to Dr Cronin for years- highly satisfied!
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Dr. Cronin is an excellent and knowledgeable doctor who I would highly recommended.
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Dr. Cronin is very professional, highly competent and with an excellent disposition. one of the very best doctors I have ever had!
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When I leave my current job I want to work for you! Love the attitude/happy & helpful from all your staff. 2 years til I retire & I will see you!
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Dr. Cronin was very thorough with my examination to rule out if my current vision problems were related to my illness. She was very friendly and kind
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The nurseses were very nice and friendly but the doctor didn't finish my son's check up because he scream and she wouldn't tolerate that. She got mad and she just left the room with a very unprofessional attitude.
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I can't complete this survey without also giving my sincere appreciation and thanks to ..., one of Dr. Cronin's mid-level providers. ... personally called me to set up an appointment which I had requested on extremely short notice (same day). She was compassionate and more than accommodating to my sense of urgency to be seen after a sudden onset of potentially dangerous vision symptoms. She also took the lead in seeing me once I got to the office, and along with Dr. Cronin's recommendation, quickly facilitated an additional consult at an affiliated retina specialist. I thank Dr. Cronin and ... immensely for their professionalism and excellent care.
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Dr. Cronin is an excellent doctor and I have recommended her to my friends and relatives.