John Ortega, M.D.

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123 Ratings19 Comments
Otolaryngology (ENT); Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
Elmhurst Memorial Elmhurst Clinic
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital
English, Spanish
Clinical Interests:
Eyelid Lesions; Nasal Problems; Salivary Gland Problems; Thyroid Surgery; Facial Plastic/Reconst. Surger; Head and Neck Surgery; Parathyroid Surgery; Sinonasal Disease; Sinus Problems; Tonsillectomy; Facial skin cancer; Facial trauma and surgery

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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.



Education & Credentials

Medical School: University of IL, Chicago

Internship: University of Iowa

Residency: University of Iowa

Fellowship: McCollough Plastic Surgery Center, Alabama

Society: American Academy of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck; American Board of Otolaryngology; DuPage County Medical Society; McCollough Plastic Surgery Center, Alabama

Insurance Accepted

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


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Overall Patient Rating
4.5 out of 5
(123 Ratings, 19 Comments)
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This was the first time I saw this doctor. I don't usually go to an ear doctor but I had a plugged ear and I have a sound in my ears of ringing and I guess there is nothing anyone can do for that. The doctor gave me an ear test and said the ringing was due to a loss of hearing, but I was really there for the plugged up ear and now it is gone.
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a very good experience
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Dr. Ortega was very personable and helpful. He has a very good demeanor and didn't rush the appointment. He seems to be a very good person.
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nurse was impatient and did not complete all of the vitals that usually are completed
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It was good.He is a kind and caring doctor.
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Very professional, friendly and helpful.
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Dr. Ortega is very understanding and i'm very pleased with the hospital for all the great care they have given my daughter.
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After two previous visits to other doctors, my son ... was still not better, so I thought to get an appt with Dr Ortega- So very glad I did, as he always delves more into the health issue INSTEAD of, "Let's just wait and see". He has become one of my go-to doctors when no other doctor visits seem to help; I need to just start with going to him, instead of several doctor appts later when myself or a family member is worse!
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The nurses removing the stitches were concerned that I OK and continued asking if I was OK and were they hurting me ( of coarse it was hurting hit that was to he expected :-) ) The doctor took time to explain the treatment after the procedure and the date of the follow op
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all good