Catherine M Stachnik, D.O.

53 Ratings10 Comments
Edward Neuroscience Institute
Hospital Affiliations:
Edward Hospital
Polish, Spanish
Clinical Interests:
Myasthenia Gravis; Neuropathy; Parkinson's Disease; Neuromuscular Disease; Seizure Disorders; Electromyogram; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Electrophysiology; Headaches; Multiple Sclerosis

This provider is an employee of one of the Edward-Elmhurst Health System entities.



Philosophy Of Care

As a physician of Edward Medical Group, I place my patients first. My expectation is that I provide exceptional patient service and use clinical excellence to provide quality patient care.

Education & Credentials

Medical School: Midwestern Univ/CCOM-Olympia Flds, 2011

Residency: University of Illinois Hospital (Chicago), 2015

Fellowship: Northwestern University, 2016



Insurance Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare POS
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage POS
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Cigna C5 HMO
Cigna C5 POS
Cigna C5 PPO
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry One PPO
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry HMO
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Great West Open Access
Great West PPO
Humana Gold Plus Integrated MMAI
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Medicare Part B
MultiPlan PPO
Humana Choicecare PPO
Illinos Medicaid
Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.
SmartCare/Imagine Health PPO
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
United HealthCare Core/Navigate POS
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Choice Plus PPO
United HealthCare Select EPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
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 HMO
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Precision HMO
Aetna National Advantage Program
Beech Street PPO
Coventry POS
Great West POS
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Health Financial Network
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana HMO
Sunrise Advantage
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
Three Rivers PPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate EPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate PPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate HMO
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Select POS
Unicare PPO
United Healthcare Select HMO
Veterans Administration Community Care


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Overall Patient Rating
4.5 out of 5
(53 Ratings, 10 Comments)
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I answered some of the questions "somewhat" because I did not feel that I received complete advice. I really don't know what to expect, but I left with a "somewhat" feeling. Perhaps there was no other answer I could have received, but I did not feel complete, if that makes any sense! The info about the medication she offered was not complete. Nothing was said about the person who called me and offered me different amounts and was only satisfied with my definite response, "NO".
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*Dr. Stachnik is very thorough. Listens and considers information from me, explains pros and cons of proposed treatment, etc. I'm a better patient, esp. w/_____ managing the ups & downs of my condition, because of her clinical knowledge and manner. I'm very lucky to have her as my neurologist. And, the entire office is fabulous!
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Everything was excellent! Information was very clear and kindness was superb!
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Dr Stachnik is a very caring doctor, who was genuinely interested in what I had to say. She listened very closely to my concerns, then told me to suck it up! Ha ha! Just joking. Dr Stachnik is great! Also, her staff is also very attentive and professional.
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Dr. Stachnik and I are working to get my medication dosage right for some difficult medications. I appreciate her time.
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*Dr. Stachnik was EXTREMELY late, at least 45 min w/30+ in exam room. ... She is professional but with a style that appears forced. Her apology for their lateness was tepid, then when challenged turned to "really sorry." In short her style is robotic & she seemed stressed ea. visit.
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In the answers that were not very good, it is because the Doctor did not respond to my questions fully. She was more concerned about typing information about what I was there for and not what I could do to better the situation. I really left without really feeling better, and was not really interested in the medication she provided. I took the medication and found that it did not work. I will provide that information today.
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I am in the process of looking for new drs., new medical group. My general doctor has referred me to 3 other drs. for treatments. I have not liked any of them. Edward has seemed to have opted for hiring young doctors, with no people connecting skills. Maybe it's the "techogeneration", but they do not know how to TALK and communicate with their patients. They are very impersonal. I feel like a number on a chart. I leave the offices feeling worse than when I went in. I'm moving on.
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Dr. Stachnikwas extremely thurough, much appreciated. Our styles are quite different yet the experience was very good. I trust here expertise.
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i have not had any bad experience with my doctor or the office as of this time. in fact i enjoy visiting with my dotor because she talk to me and not at me and she all so show respect to me by listening to me. even though i am having problems with my .... and i love how she made me understand what had happened to me. she is .