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Dr. Kathryn Colman, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Chicago, IL

About Dr. Kathryn Colman

*** Please indicate the medical reason for your appointment when booking your next appointment *** *** EXISTING PATIENTS must provide insurance information in order to book an appointment through ZocDoc. If there is no insurance information provided, the appointment will be canceled! *** Dr. Kathryn Colman, Director of Pediatric ENT at Chicago ENT, is an accomplished Pediatric Otolaryngologist specializing in newborns to patients up to 18 years old. Dr. Colman is a former clinical instructor of the Department of Otolaryngology at Harvard University, and a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She is the recipient of several honors and awards, and has contributed research to several prestigious otolaryngological publications. Though Dr. Colman specializes in Pediatric ENT, she has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all ear, nose, and throat conditions. Dr. Colman prioritizes patient accessibility and communication, and is available for urgent appointments.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Saint Elizabeth Campus

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • Georgetown University (Bachelor's)
  • Wake Forest University (Bachelor's)
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1508098476

Overall rating
4.8
Recent reviews
My actual appointment was fine, but the atmosphere in the office was terrible. I overheard staff refer to me in aderogatory manner that the doctor was seemingly okay with because she said nothing against it.
My actual appointment was fine, but the atmosphere in the office was terrible. I overheard staff refer to me in a derogatory manner that the doctor was seemingly okay with becauseshe said nothing against it.
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Dr. Colman was friendly, shook my hand, and was relatable. Dr. May was also great at explaining my test results andoffering next steps. Both Doctors were great!
Dr. Colman was friendly, shook my hand, and was relatable. Dr. May was also great at explaining my test results and offering next steps. Both Doctors were great!
Ashley G. · April 15, 2019

Dr. Kathryn Colman's office locations

ChicagoENT

3000 N. Halsted St, Suite 400

Chicago, IL 60657

ChicagoENT

2222 W. Division St., Suite 250

Chicago, IL 60622

ChicagoENT

8930 Gross Point Rd, Suite 700

Skokie, IL 60077

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Excellent!

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My actual appointment was fine, but the atmosphere in the office was terrible. I overheard staff refer to me in a derogatory manner that the doctor was seemingly okay with because she said nothing against it.

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Dr. Colman was friendly, shook my hand, and was relatable. Dr. May was also great at explaining my test results and offering next steps. Both Doctors were great!

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Went to see Dr.Coleman about potentially needing a tonsillectomy after my primary care doctor encouraged me to seek out an ENT. When I was called in I was not put into a room but rather what appeared to be a stockroom? There were other nurses and doctors walking in and out to grab supplies during my visit. Dr Coleman only spoke to me for about 5 minutes total, did not listen to me telling her about my history of strep throat or my primary care doctor's concerns. She recommended I do an expensive overnight sleep apnea study. Would not recommend.

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She was nice but this was a waste. I asked her about treatment for snoring and was only suggested widely used OTC solutions. I said I had used them and didn't have much confidence that they would have an effect but she didn't have any other suggestions and just said I should come back in two months. Why I'm not sure. Is that when I get the better options or advice? I asked her about a frenectomy to correct a tethered tongue and she said she didn't know anything about it. I know this is something not all ENTs perform but I expected at least a basic knowledge of this procedure but she seemed dismissive and uninterested. I asked about excessive ear wax and she cleaned them out. No mention of the charge was discussed and when I got the bill it was pretty outrageous for 10 min with the doctor and a 2 minute ear cleaning, which was billed as two surgeries. I called the office to inquire about that and they said yep that's correct. Sooo I went ahead and cancelled that second appointment immediately.

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As always, EXCELLENT on every level.

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Very pleasant and accommodating. Only negative was waiting about 40 minutes past my appointment time, but it ended up being a wash since they were able to do imaging right away on site.

Less than 1 year ago
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Professional, accurate diagnosis; good for me.

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She was extremely friendly. She explained the diagnosis, etiology and what to expect in the future. My 5 week old daughter was the patient. When she needed to nurse, I was taken to a conference room for privacy. This place is amazing.

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Dr. Colman was extremely informative and helpful. We really appreciated her advice and expertise in helping us decide how to address our son's tongue tie.

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Dr. Colman and her staff is great except for the ladies who Register the patients in the front, whenever I get there for my daughter appointment I always have to stand there for a while before they acknowledged me and the weird part about that is that they are never busy with a patient they are always busy among themselves.

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Same as before, great

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Colman was great with my toddler! Office visits and surgery were a breeze! Highly recommended.

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She was very knowledgeable, professional and overall it was a great a visit

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Dr. Colman was professional and very kind. She easily put our four year old at ease.

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She is the best and so reassuring and comforting to my son. There’s no one better!

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The entire experience was incredible! I’m not sure I have ever had such a pleasant experience- start to finish, this office and Dr. Colman were AMAZING!!

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Dr. Colman was very professional and made me feel comfortable. I will go back to see her again.

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Appointment went smooth from checkin to conference with doctor.

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Very efficient.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr Colman took the time to listen to my concerns and try to figure out the issues. I did not feel rushed and did not have to wait long to see her.

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My daughter had an issue with her nose; I was able to make an appointment with Dr. Colman over the weekend via ZocDoc, for the following Tuesday. My wife took my daughter, and reported that Dr. Colman was exceptionally good with my daughter, and was all-around great. And they did not have to wait. My wife had nothing but good things to say about the visit!

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Thorough. Caring. Professional.

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The doctors assistant was very nice and welcoming. The doctor was very informative and answered all of my questions right away.

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Dr. Colman is a very personable, professinoal, and efficient MD who provided me with excellent treatment. I had gone to two different APN's for a seemingly standard impacted ear canal treatment, but whatever the APN's were doing only made my condition worse and prolonged. Immediately upon meeting Dr. Colman, she listened with interest and intent, did a comprehensive check up and effectively extracted the blockage. I was passed from practitioner to practitioner for 4 days. Imagine never having hearing issues, but enduring hearing loss for that amount of time with no help or assurance. Dr. Colman immediately helped and gave me the reassurance that everything was "OK". Based on this experience alone, I would highly recommend a visit with Dr. Colman - either adult or pediatric.

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I felt like I was just a number and I had a dollar sign on my head. I was shocked based on reviews I had read.

More than 1 year ago
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Very efficient visit -- minimal time spent in the general waiting room, and the doctor saw me within minutes of my being brought to a private waiting room. I'd never been to an ENT before ,and Dr Colman was very communicative throughout my visit. I was out of there with a diagnosis no more than 30-40 minutes after my scheduled appointment time, having run through a few tests while there, too.

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Pleasant and knowledgeable

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Very friendly and listened carefully!

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Dr. Colman is great. I have seen her a few times now and highly recommend her.

More than 1 year ago
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As a new patient, I was happy to find that the front desk staff was very nice and welcoming even though they were busy the afternoon I was there. I waited about an hour, but they were apologetic for the wait, and I think the delay was mostly caused by my insurance company and not them. Dr. Colman was friendly and easy to talk to. She answered my questions well, and I left feeling positively about the appointment. My appointment was pretty brief and I felt a little bit rushed, but I would definitely go back and recommend to anyone needing an ENT doctor!

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Very short wait after filling out new patient paperwork. Dr. Colman was great, quickly resolved an ear infection issue that 3 previous dr visits failed to remedy (to be fair the other 3 were not specialists).

More than 1 year ago
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Very thorough and nice.

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I would definitely recommend Dr. Colman! There is never a long wait time and her bedside manner is great. She is efficient and very open to questions and concerns you might have.

More than 1 year ago
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I would recommend her to anyone looking for ENT doc. She was personable and extremely patient. Took very good care of me! Thank you!

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I went for my follow up, and like the first appointment this one was great too. The appointment was quick, professional, and I left feeling assured I had the best care possible. Dr. Colman remembered me and my situation right away and spent time making sure I got everything I needed even though it was a very busy day for the office. I would recommend her to anybody who needs any ENT care.

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Dr. Colman and the staff were excellent. My 4 year old had a terrible experience with another doctor so our pediatrician recommended Dr. Colman....it was an excellent experience all around.

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She was very warm and welcomed me to ask any questions I had. Thanks Dr. Colman!

More than 1 year ago
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She was friendly and professional. She did not seem very responsive to my level of pain (10) with my chronic ear ache. She suggested it might be another sinus issue, but did not investigate further beyond a hearing test and ear pressure test, which I thought was odd since she is an ENT specialist and could've taken a look at my nose and throat to see if that indeed was the issue causing my terrible ear pain. I left with really no answers to my ear pain that has only gotten much worse since my visit and I have to go back to my PC doctor for the next step because my condition has only gotten worse.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Colman was very thorough and answered all of my questions, she was attentive to my situation and explanation of what was going on. I really appreciated seeing a doctor that did not just rush through the appointment, She was very helpful and I highly recommend her.

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Dr. Coleman is very nice, professional, and provides good care. However, she prescribed me a prescription and did not call it in to the pharmacy, and I had to call after hours to get them to call it in.

More than 1 year ago
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Great doc! highly recommended

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Seems to be a very competent M.D. and a very pleasant person.

More than 1 year ago
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I went for a second opinion and for preventative purposes. I left not knowing much more before I came in, but felt that the physician actually took enough time to explain the possibilities and subsequent solutions.

More than 1 year ago
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The visit with Dr Colman was great! I was referred to her and very pleased.

More than 1 year ago
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She was detailed straight to the point and my daughter felt comfortable

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Dr Coleman was on time. We were in within minutes of our appointment time. She was very friendly and approachable. My 16 year old felt very at ease. Office staff was very professional and nice. We would definitely recommend her to anyone who needed an ENT.

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She raced through it. Didn't feel thorough.

More than 1 year ago
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Great doc, very kind and knowledgeable

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No wait, Dr. Colman is very helpful and friendly!

More than 1 year ago
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