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About Dr. Frederick M Cahan

Dr. Frederick M Cahan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Northbrook, IL, with another office in Chicago, IL. His specialties include Pediatrics. Dr. Cahan is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

49 Ratings with 20 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Frederick M Cahan is Good. Dr. Frederick M Cahan has been rated by 49 patients. From those 49 patients 20 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Frederick M Cahan is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Cahan Weinstein Taxman

1535 Lake Cook Rd Ste 603
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Cahan Weinstein Taxman And Panoushis Mds

201 E Huron St Ste 12
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dr. Frederick M Cahan has the following 1 specialty

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Frederick M Cahan has the following 7 expertise

  • Newborn Medicine (Neonatology)
  • Physical
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Pediatrics
  • Check-up
  • Vaccination
  • Immunization

Dr. Frederick M Cahan has 1 board certified specialty

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Dr. Frederick M Cahan is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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One Star

Honestly a mean man. Doesn't surprise me how many people have left him.

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Avoid this guy

We were seeing Dr. Taxman at this practice, and he was great. We would love to still be using him as our doctor. But there is no way I could go to a practice where Dr. Cahan is. The things that he said to my wife were so upsetting and inappropriate that I would expect them to be said by an immature teenager and not anyone in a professional setting. My wife and I had our first kid, and as everybody else can attest; it was a completely stressful time. On top of that, I was travelling for work and was gone 5-6 days per week. Approximately one month after my daughter was born, we had an outstanding bill that we had not yet paid. As you well know, the first month after a child (especially the first child) is born, things at home are completely chaotic. There are things everywhere. Papers everywhere. The parents are stressed, tired, and unsure of what day it is. Since I was travelling, my wife was responsible for taking care of everything. One day she called the doctor about our sick daughter, and Dr. Cahan rudely mentioned that “we need to talk about the bill” and asked when she was going to pay. She was so worried about our daughter and the bill was not on her mind. He then continued to get in a discussion with her about the bill and kept asking her when she was going to pay. And he kept going! Keep this in mind – we had been in his office about a month earlier for the services that he was asking payment for, and since it takes a little time to even get the bill that means that maybe we had the bill for all of 1 - 2 weeks. So here he was pressuring her to pay a bill when she called him for advice about a sick child. And by no means was he just “inquiring” about our payment status. He was very rude. As a doctor, shouldn’t he be focused on treating patients and not on billing? I could somewhat understand if we were taking advantage of getting free services for several months and rang up an expensive bill. This was hardly the case. We were talking about a $300 bill that we had only had for at most 2 weeks. I don't even think the insurance had processed it yet. I have never once met a doctor who asked a patient when they were going to pay their bills, and I have had doctor bills that were a lot more than $300 go unpaid for a lot longer than 2 weeks. Was the $300 really so important to his practice that he needed to pressure her to make a payment ASAP? We later told a few people that we knew and some of them said “they had heard similar stories about him”. As much as we hated leaving Dr. Taxman, I could no longer bring my child to Cahan's practice. It is clear he is concerned with $ and not treating kids. There are plenty of good doctors around here that don't treat people like dirt. Terrible. That story is so bizarre and awful that it cannot even be made up. If you saw that in a movie, you would say to yourself, "no doctor would ever really do that". False. Cahan did. So read all of the other negative reviews and if you want to bring your kid to this clown, go for it. The guy is awful.

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Five Stars

Yes, I have to admit I was terrified of Dr. Cahan when my first son was born. But after having four children, I have nothing but positive experiences to share. Yes, the office can be quite chaotic, but nobody is taking care of children better than Dr. Cahan. He is an incredible doctor, and I have found him to be warm, charismatic, humorous and caring. If there is a problem, he will diagnose it quickly and treat it or find the right specialist to do so. Thanks to Dr. Cahan for taking such great care of all of my children.

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The doctor Cohan do not respect people at all.

Many years ago I used to work for him only three weeks and this is was enough for me every body was shacking from him.....every morning you are going to work and do not know if doctor will be in a good mood. Now I have my degree I am doctor of pharmacy have a nice job, and will ever bring my son to him.....and tell to my friends never take kids to his practice .I wish him what somy body will complain about his practice to department of health ,about his behavior .

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One Star

The staff from the front desk girls to the Medical Asst. were amazing the doctors there are very rude to them I would not be returning back to his practice at all. I felt so sorry for his staff they would yell at the staff and treat them horriable I hope those women find something much better when it comes to empolyment

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Cahan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

  • Michael Reese Hospital Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Frederick M Cahan accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS IL HMO Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry MO PPO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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