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151 N. Michigan Avenue, Ste 913, Chicago, IL, 60601
7456 S. State Road, Suite 303, Bedford Park, IL, 60638

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Dr. McMahan completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina majoring in biology with a minor in marine biology. Dr. McMahan received his M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Following medical school, he continued his training at Northwestern University in Chicago where he completed a surgical internship and a residency in Otolaryngology–Head &Neck Surgery. He then completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology sub-specializing in sinus cancer. Dr. McMahan is a board-certified Otolaryngologist and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons who has practiced medicine for more than 20 years. Since 1992, Dr. McMahan has been in private practice at Northwestern Nasal + Sinus specializing in nasal, sinus, allergy, sleep and snoring conditions. He has an in-house CT scanner and a specialty allergy lab. He is one of a few DAN (Divers Alert Network) physicians in Chicago and sees numerous scuba divers with ear and sinus problems.

Dr. McMahan is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School. He has served as a Course Director of Advanced Landmark Based Sinonasal Surgery, and on the faculty of international symposiums on sinus surgery and allergies. Since 1997, Dr. McMahan has served on the Board of Directors of the American In-Vitro Allergy and Immunology Society.

He is married to Lynn McMahan who has special interests in eco-green development and has been invaluable as a resource for counseling patients how to improve their environment at home and work.

*NOTICE DOCTOR DOES NOT SEE PATIENTS FOR EAR ISSUES*

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If it wouldn't be for Dr McMahan who is a fantastic doctor I would most likely find a new practice after today's visit. My appointment was set for 10 am and I wasn't seen until after 11:00. For someone who was post-surgery and made it on time i believe I should be treated with priority so I could go home and continue to recover and instead I had to wait over an hour to be seen. The staff should make an effort to call and advise the doctor was running late so I could wait comfortable at home instead of wait over an hour on the office.

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I scheduled an appt. I arrived in time. Checked in and waited 20 minutes. I asked about the delay and was told 5 more minutes. Another 20 minutes went by and I asked again. The dr became available as I asked again. 40 minutes late is unacceptable. When I shared my disappointment, he simply said he waited a lot longer for HIS Dr. My nose wasn't bleeding that day so he said there was nothing he could do. I took half a day off work, paid for parking, paid a copay,and was kept waiting unapologetically. And my chronic nose bleed is still here. Bleeding started again the next day. Will absolutely never return. Incredibly frustrated with this whole experience.

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He is the best ! He knows what he he doing and get to the root of the problem . I feel His approach is to treat the problem instead of suffering and going to tons of doctors .He works with insurance companies to get you the best meds . I have gone to him for years and he is "The Doc that gets it ! The office staff is one the best in the city . ;;)

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Very pleasant!!!

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He's great. Would go to him again.

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While there was a delay in my being seen, Dr McMahan apologized, explaining that the woman being seen before me had multiple complicated medical problems, and took far longer than expected. It was OK, because Dr. McMahan is worth waiting for.

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The doctor was okay, but he seemed somewhat careless and uninterested. His office also misrepresented the insurance providers that it accepts, and even confirmed to me the wrong information. When I discovered this issue after the appointment and called the office to get to the bottom of the matter, the staff were entirely unhelpful or could not be reached. They repeatedly failed to honor their promise to call back once the proper person to handle the matter was in the office. Overall, terrible service. Save yourself the trouble and just go somewhere else.

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So far so good! The doctor was very informative and knowledgeable and he made me feel like we were getting closer to figuring out a solution. He took a CT scan, blood, and a visual exam when most doctors I've been to will only get through a visual exam on the first visit. Highly recommend.

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Very thorough. Even though all was fine, Dr. McMahon sat me down and we talked about general ENT health and steps I could take to prevent future problems. Many doctors seem too busy these days to explain things. Highly recommend!

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He's crazy. The visit was like nothing I've ever experienced. The guy is nuts! Had to convince him to let me get an allergy test done, and then he made me list out what I wanted to be tested for even though I just wanted a generic test done! I sat there googling what things I thought I may or may not be allergic to in order to develop the list. Weeks later and I still haven't heard back! DO NOT GO TO HIM!

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Well organized, efficient. Doctor solved long time problem on first visit.

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Excellent visit. Discouraged walking in and hopeful walking out.

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Even though the wait time was long, Dr. McMahan had a great bedside manner and took the time to discuss everything in detail. He treated me like a friend not just another patient. The staff was friendly and kind as well. I enjoyed my visit.

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Dr Mcmahan is a genius and his staff are extremely competent and pleasant

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Good doctor, efficient. However, very long wait

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Absolutely the best and most thorough visit. Dr McMahan takes time with the patient and explains everything completely.

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Got right in and right out!

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v good

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Terrific. Professional and to the point always appreciated!!

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He is very good!!! Very knowledgeable

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In the last two weeks, Dr. McMahan's office cancelled and rescheduled my appointment four times. Once the appointment finally stuck, I sat in the waiting room for almost an hour. I don't doubt Dr. McMahan's capabilities, but the office experience was strange to say the least. For 15 minutes I sat waiting to take x-rays while the technician told me an inappropriate story about a woman and Dr. McMahan felt it was necessary to share something pretty personal (and off-topic) from his childhood. Less concerning, but still odd, the office is in a somewhat converted apartment, where I received a blood test in the kitchen/break room. I am confused by the positive reviews and wanted to keep an open mind, but because they keep cancelling my appointments I really don't have a choice.

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A very good visit with Dr. McMahan! A great bedside manner and had a lot of great tips to help my allergies in a daily environment. The wait was a little long, but I was a first time patient and needed to fill out some paperwork.

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Very attentive to my questions which made me feel very comfortable.

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The time with Dr. McMahan was better than with most other doctors. His office is less than elegant (2 residential units in a high-rise converted to a medical office). The appointment was interrupted for some lab tests. Then his staff didn't re-call me, i learned that they had filed my chart with the departed patients. But if you have the patience he does great for his patients.

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The doctor was very thorough and listened to my feedback to figure what I needed.

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I waited over 40 mins. for an appointment. That is my only complaint b/c once I spent time w. Dr. M. I was glad to be there and obtained a referral for additional diagnostic evaluation(s). He didn't simply 'treat a symptom' and send me on my way. He's genuinely interested in getting to the 'root' of the issue. How great is that?! Took me a while but glad I went.

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Very good doctor!!! Really knows what he is doing.

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My visit to Dr McMahon's office was probably the most positive experience I have ever had with a specialist...his assistant was also very helpful and very polite as well.

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Great place!! He even had me see another doctor in his practice to get a second opinion on my earache.

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Both the physician and clerical personnel were very efficient and nice. My only problem was that the online scheduling system says suite 302 when it is actually 303.

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I was very happy to receive all the great educated information Dr. McMahan gave me, he educated me on a lot to help make my life easier and healthier. I was very impressed with all I learned.

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even tho he was the person I needed to see..he was concerned about my wellbeing and sugested that I seek consoule with his partner that deals with the ear

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Dr. McMahan was very thorough and I would definitely recommend to anyone. The staff as a whole was fantastic.

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My visit was great and very informative!!

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Horrible service. Showed up early for my appointment and 45 minutes later I was still not the next patient. No one apologized, I was just told to sit and waut

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Dr. McMahan, was very down to earth and personable. I appreciate his vast knowledge regarding my treatment. I really hope this works.

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The doctor was fantastic, saw me very quickly and helped me out with my ear pain.

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He was not an expert in what my problem was, but he sent me to a doctor at Northwestern who was able to see me the same day. This was excellent. He did not charge me for coming to his office either. I would recommend anyone who need a ENT doctor to see Dr McMahan.

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The reception staff is super slow and unfriendly. I came in on a PPO, was seen by Dr. McMahan, and then told that he wasn't an expert on ear conditions and that I would have to come back to see Dr Clemis. So two visits, a ton of out of pocket cost, and waiting times of nearly an hour each time, I decided I'd put my PPO to work and find another doctor.

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Very Kind and Professional. Highly recommend!

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