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Dr. Timothy McCarthy, DO

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

PLEASE NOTE: A primary care referral is needed for patients with HMO plans. A referral from your primary care provider must be faxed to the office at least one day prior to your appointment date. Dr. Tim McCarthy has been in practice for 8 years. He specializes in general ophthalmology, the treatment of medical and surgical diseases of the eye. He treats all eye disease including glaucoma, cataracts, medical retinal problems and emerging eye problems. He treats patients ranging in age from pediatric to the elderly. Dr. McCarthy sees pediatric patients only for certain conditions - please contact the office if you have any questions. Dr. Tim McCarthy believes patient education is the key to a successful treatment plan. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, biking and listening to music.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • APWU

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
  • Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Gossage Eye Institute and Optical (Fellowship)
  • Medical School - Des Moines University, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • St. John Oakland Hospital (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1487632782

Office locations

McCarthy Eye Center

1200 South York Road

Elmhurst, IL 60126

McCarthy Eye Center

7055 W. North Avenue

Oak Park, IL 60302

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Would highly recommend Dr. McCarthy. True professional. Staff at front desk is welcoming and polite. Tech was very professional and thorough.
Less than 1 month ago
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Professional, polite, friendly. My daughter loved the experience of her appointment. Really happy finding dr McCarthy ??
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Friendly and professional customer service oriented environment.
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They are attentive, informative and thorough.
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I think Dr. Tim and his staff are awesome and very attentive. Highly Recommended
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I had to look around a bit to find someone who took my new insurance, but when i did, i couldn't have been happier. The office was so pleasant, and the receptionist was extremely friendly. I heard her speaking more thanone language, while there, and was so helpful and caring to the people who approached her. The office is very nicely decorated with more than enough seating, and plants and actually interesting artwork... Which one rarely sees in a doctor's office. The music was not too loud, and classical, which i found soothing. Miss Lettie was the optician who started the prelims of my eye exam, and was thorough and informative. She adjusted my current pair to make them more comfortable and stop slipping. Dr. McCarthy was very cheery and let me know that i was welcome back if there were any problems. The person who does their eyewear ordering was out, ill, so i couldn't get my glasses there, but the experience was so much better than if i had gone to a place in a mall, or the like, that this was a small setback. I will return and encourage others to try this place out. Cheers!
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Great Doctor! The staff is really patient and nice!
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I would recommend Dr. Timothy McCarthy to my family and friends. He has a Good Bed Side Manner. His Staff is Very Friendly. One of the staff members, even put a new arm on my broken reading glasses, without me asking.She said she wanted to, because I could still use them, while I was waiting for a new pair. Often, she says she tries to help patients in this way, If she can. She stated sometimes the office has extra pair of glasses, that may haven't been picked up by a patient. Therefore, the office has extra parts to help repair glasses, while the patient waits for a new pair. The office was very clean and peaceful. I belive new patients, will like Dr. Timothy McCarthy, his staff, and experiencing visiting his office.
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I highly recommend Dr. Timothy. He is friendly, caring, and treats his patients with respect.
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It was ok He was nice and answered my questions. However, I spent most of my visit with the assitant. So the visit with the doctor was brief.
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Very pleasant place to go, from lady at desk to dr's assistant and to doctor. Very friendly people which makes the patient much more comfortable. Would highly recommend.
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Courteous and efficient!
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He was very pleasant.
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He is very thorough, kind and pleasant!
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This is a very friendly professional office .I think everyone will enjoy going there.
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11/8/16 - Just left my first appointment with Dr. McCarthy. Just marvelous. The staff were professional and courteous; I felt extremely comfortable from start to finish. Dr. McCarthy's terrific bedside manner and willingness to clearlyanswer all my questions made for a sensational first impression. If necessary, when my insurance switches, I will pay out of network fees to see him - pun intended.
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Good visit, no issues or problems with my appointment.
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Aunque es primera ves me sentí muy cómoda la cita era para mi hija de 5 años y ella me dise que le gusta su doctor de sus ojos ?? se sentía en confianza fue muy amable!!
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He is awesome very caring and reassuring!!!
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Everyone was very professional, I knew I was in good hands.
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Too long of a wait
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Excelent doctor
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dr McCarthy and his staff was very courteous and professional during my visit. Get my eyes examined and dilated for a possible corneal abrasion.
More than 1 year ago
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HE MADE ME FEEL LIKE I HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE. I WAS VERY SATISFIED WITH HIS DIAGNOSIS AND HOPE MY EYE GETS BETTER SOONER THAN LATER.I WILL KEEP COMING BACK !!!
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Staff was friendly and courteous. Assistants showed care while preparing me to see the doctor!
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Kind man
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His office and waiting rooms were very clean. All of his staff were very nice and helpful. I took my 8 year old daughter for an appointment. They all were very polite and treated her well. They explained everything that theywere doing before they did anything to her. I have set another appointment in 6 months.
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Just didn't like the fact that my appt was at 11:00 an didn't call Bak til later n also I feel like all that time their you should b able to pick out your glasses their as well cuz it wasvery inconvenient for me but the dr was very nice n the staff
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Dr. McCarthy was very professional and quick and thorough
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Was shocked with the dilating of the eyes and no burning!! New technology is great. Lady in front even gave me disposable sun glasses to leave with, unlike my other place. No pressure whatsoever with them wanting me to buy glassesfrom them. The front desk lady, the assistant in the room, and the doctor were all very pleasant. A big Thanks to them all.
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He gave me peace of mind. I went in for an emergency consultation and the staff was very nice, I didn't have to wait long to go in. Doctor's assistant was very nice and helpful. The doctor examined me and explainedto me what the problem was. I have a follow up appointment and I'm keeping it. I absolutely recommend Dr. McCarthy!
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Dr McCarthy is a great doctor. Highly recommend!
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Dr. McCarthy and his staff were all very friendly and professional. I highly recommend his services.
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The staff was very friendly and welcomed us as new patients! They were GREAT!
More than 1 year ago
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Great visit. Very clean office and wonderful service.
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This is one the the best eye appointments ever! I used Medicaid and was treated with respect and care. Hands down even without insurance I will come here each and everytime. I loved it!!
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They didn't accept my insurance.
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The exam, visit, etc. was run very efficiently. Even though I am not under time constraints, efficient time use is very important to me. Thank You
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent doctor and staff!! Even though his office was an hour drive from home, I thought I would take the chance..I'm glad I did, the appointment was great, staff was friendly. It was worth the drive.
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Dr Timothy is very friendly ! I highly recommend him!
More than 1 year ago
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The nicest eye Dr I've ever seen. Very friendly and professional answered all my questions. Staff very nice and professional also.
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Very good check every inch of my eye felt very confident my eyes were in good condition after I left.
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It was ver nice!
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I think he is a great doctor! He is wonderful with children I'm making him my permanent eye for my daughter. Also his staff is great! they are very attentive and so nice.
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Thank you
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It was great. Dr. MCcarthy was extremely nice and professional!
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He is good but we were not informed that he would do some test and for that some eye drops were used and we could not read anything for 5 hours. Everything was blur near to me for 5 hours.
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Love love loved it!!! Both the girls and the doctor are great! I'm so happy I found them.
More than 1 year ago
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It was excellent. I will continue to come back.
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