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Dr. John McMahan

ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
Chicago, IL
48 years experience male

Locations

Northwestern Nasal + Sinus

Chicago, IL

Address

676 N. St. Clair Street, Suite 1575, Chicago, IL
Directions

Fax

312 266-3680

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Aetna Life Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Humana Insurance Company

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Aetna

CIGNA Health Care

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CoreSource

Celtic Insurance Company

Great-West Healthcare

Guardian Life

John Alden Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

I grew up in S.C., traned at Northwestern in Chicago, practiced and skied in Utah. I moved back to Chicago and married my wife Lynn. We have four children who are all married and having children themselves. I specialize in nasal, sinus, allergy, asthma and snoring conditions. I practice at Northwestern Nasal + Sinus in Chicago. Our hobbies include skiing, scuba diving, motorcycles, snowmobiles

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

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Cosmetic Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Internal Medicine - Allergy

Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Doctor Q&A

430 Answers
64 Agrees
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
ET Dysfunction: Once the issues behind the ET dysfunction are solved (infection, allergy, virus, etc) (not before) then it's important to start clearing you ears with a Valsalva menuver - I am a DAN (Divers Alert Network ) physician and see numerous scuba divers who can't clear their ears. We undertake to diagnose and fix the issues then they can start to Valsalva again (required in diving).
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
Asthma: Asthma is a general description meaning you wheeze easily or frequently. There are contributing factors: allergy, sinus infections and reflux disorders are the most common. Asthma is often treated as an isolated lung condition... as if the wheezing is the disease when it's often only the symptom of other underlying issues. If the factors are controlled the "asthma" can become a non-issue.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
REFLUX: You should ask your PCP for a referral to a GI specialist. Reflux can be worse during and after pregnancy. The GI doc will plan with you an ongoing protocol to manage your reflux and make sure it doesn't progress to something more serious.

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Testimonials
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Mar 21, 2013
May've been bothered by sinusitis. My eyes are swollen. Feel the heaviness in the eyes .. wake up in the morning on the day the cuff often turns head hurts .. The problem is 6 months
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McMahan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. McMahan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks, My husband had just told me that he had taken both meds. He is on BP med.. Took his pressure and it is 135/115. Took it a bit later and it was 127/82
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thankyou!! Just started the 2% ointment after fighting being sick for a year.. Scared of what the secondary infection would be.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful, however I am concerned about the possible malignancy of the "papilloma". Thanks you are reassuring!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER INC

Awards

Assistant Clinical Professor

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern University
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