William J. Catalona, MD

William J. Catalona, MD

4.9 
460 ratings  Read Reviews
Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Urology

Secondary Specialty

  • Urologic Oncology

Insurance Accepted

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Abnormal Rectal Exam
  • BPH Treatments
  • Elevated PSA
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Disease

Education

Medical Education:
Yale University School of Medicine - 1968
Residency:
Johns Hopkins University - 1976
University of California (San Francisco) - 1970

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.9
4.9 
460 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    5.0
  • Will Recommend to Others
    5.0
  • Clear Explanations
    5.0
  • Shows Concern
    4.9
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.9
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.9
  • Easy to Understand
    5.0
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.9
  • Confidence in Doctor
    5.0

Reviews from Patients

93 Reviews
July 11, 2019

'Twas very good experience friendly and courteous.

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July 01, 2019

DR, Catalona is a most exceptional doctor and person.

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June 30, 2019

I've always had an outstanding experience with Dr. Catalona. Truly interested in the patient and spends the necessary time to clearly explain things.

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June 10, 2019

Dr Catalona is a top notch professional and is delightful.

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June 09, 2019

Dr. Catalona spent a lot of time with me and provided thorough and precise explanations. He is very courteous and pleasant.

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June 08, 2019

One of the best medical experiences that I've ever had from start to finish

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June 06, 2019

Dr Catalona and staff are outstanding

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June 06, 2019

very thorough

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May 28, 2019

Dr. Catalona and his staff are the best

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May 28, 2019

Great!!

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May 27, 2019

DR. CATALONA IS THE MOST CARING AND COMPASSIONATE DOCTOR I HAVE EVER KNOWN. Thank you DR. Catalona for saving my life.

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May 24, 2019

Great experience with ample time for my case.

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May 19, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr. Catalona's since 2011 and, because of my positive experiences with him, I have recommended him highly to friends.

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May 18, 2019

he had great compassion

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May 13, 2019

My experiences with Dr Catalona have always been positive

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April 29, 2019

the best!

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April 19, 2019

always answers clearly any questions I may have

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April 15, 2019

The BEST !

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April 15, 2019

I never feel rushed. Dr. Catalona is thoughtful and considers all the points. My case was complicated as certain indicators looked good and others looked like I would have poor results. I did not get this level of expertise in my home town, and I travel over 2 hours to seek him out.

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April 08, 2019

Dr. Catalona is outstanding.

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April 02, 2019

ranking does not go high enough for this prationeer

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April 01, 2019

I am very happy with my care and my doctor.

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March 23, 2019

I am lucky to have Dr Catalona treat me.

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March 22, 2019

Dr Catalona is a fine physician. Spent 2.5 hours with us, which was great!

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March 18, 2019

Dr. Catalona sets the gold standard of professional medical care. I may not be alive today if it wasn't for his highly competent care.

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March 11, 2019

very friendly and knowledgeable but sometimes felt rushed .

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March 05, 2019

excellent

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February 25, 2019

great doctor

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February 25, 2019

Friends who have been referred to the same doctor and procedure all have had good experience and outcome with both doctor and hospital.

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February 19, 2019

Dr. Catalona dedicated to his patients. No question too small for him. Explains patiently and listens carefully regarding any concerns beyond the immediate exam. i am very grateful to him.

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February 18, 2019

I am very pleased with the care from Dr Catalona.

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February 11, 2019

Dr. Catalonia is a father figure.

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February 05, 2019

Dr. Catalona is the Best!

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February 05, 2019

Dr. Catalona and his team are the very best

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February 04, 2019

ONLY A POST SURGERY ANNUAL FOLLOW UP VISIT BUT A GREAT CLINICAL EXPERIENCE.

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February 04, 2019

I am always amazed that Dr. Catalona responds directly to questions that I submit in MyChart. I had completed a pre-appointment survey and had expressed some concerns about anxiety and depression and he called to talk to me before my scheduled appointment.

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February 02, 2019

Dr Catalona is the Best

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January 28, 2019

My provider take the time to listen to the information I'm sharing about what I'm experiencing. He make sure all my questions are answered before leaving the room.

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January 27, 2019

Dr Catalona is a God-send. Explains everything in detail. Reassuring. Wise. Can't tell you how happy I am to have him looking after my condition.

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January 21, 2019

Jasmin and Dr. Catalona are awesome !

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January 21, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Catalona to any and every person who would listen to me about the care and concern of Dr Catalona and his staff.

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January 19, 2019

I have been coming to Dr. Catalona for 9 years, he is very good.

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January 14, 2019

Catalona is EXCELLENT

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January 07, 2019

In my opinion, no other Doctor is more compassionate or capable than Dr. Catalona. I have highly recommended him to a number of my friends and acquaintances. As well as, Northwestern Medicine. I feel confident and comfortable in their care.

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January 04, 2019

Outstanding consultation visit. Dr. Catalona explained everything including options thoroughly. I was extremely pleased.

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December 24, 2018

Dr Catalona is a warm, patient centered professional.

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December 17, 2018

Doctor Catalona explained examination steps prior to the exam. He was patient with me. He was very thorough in reviewing prior history and test results. He was thorough and easy to understand in explaining my options for treatment. He offered multiple recommendations regarding follow-up care. I was very pleased with Dr. Calalona.

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December 03, 2018

Dr Catalona was superb

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December 02, 2018

Dr. Catalona was very informative and we felt completely informed when we left.

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November 17, 2018

Dr Catalona spent almost 2 hours with my wife and I. Outstanding

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November 13, 2018

I have rec doctor to many

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November 13, 2018

very good.

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November 10, 2018

confidence in care is higher than 5

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November 08, 2018

I am very happy to have a top expert assess my health condition.

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October 24, 2018

Dr. Catalona is amazing. He is an expert that took all the time I wanted to answer my questions. He is thoughtful (i.e., walks me out every time I visit) and had great inter-personal skills in addition to his exceptional medical skills. I am so pleased I chose him as my surgeon and made the trip from out of state.

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October 16, 2018

Dr. Catalona is the best and so are his staff

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September 27, 2018

we have moved out of state but will continue make our way back to Northwestern and Dr Catalona for follow up.

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September 25, 2018

care provider was thorough and attentive and provided a very good explanation of my issue and the courses of action

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September 24, 2018

Dr. Catalona is professional and friendly.

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September 22, 2018

BEST EVER! Offered so much more information and insight. especially compared to doctor at other systems. Really felt listened to and cared for. Really fast test results and advice for next steps. also responded immediately to my MYCHART follow up question. WELL DONE ALL!!!

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September 18, 2018

Dr Catalona was very thorough in his explanation of all my questions.

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September 17, 2018

Dr Catalona's compassion, interest in my case, and detailed review of my options was outstanding.

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September 17, 2018

good

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September 10, 2018

Hard to top Dr. Catalona in my opinion - have recommended him time and again...

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September 09, 2018

First rate

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July 16, 2018

AWSOME

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July 14, 2018

Have seen Dr. Catalona for many years - He is the best.

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July 08, 2018

Dr. Catalona is truly one of the very best. It was a pleasure to see him and be evaluated by him again.

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July 06, 2018

Have recommended Dr. Catalona already

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June 24, 2018

Dr. Catalona is a superb physician who inspires confidence in his patient/s. He is profoundly knowledgable in his field which I find very reassuring. Lastly, he has a lovely personal manner and is able to demonstrate genuine concern & compassion. His staff also does a great job.

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June 22, 2018

All good.

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June 18, 2018

I was very happy that I decided to make the trip from Madison, WI to NU. Left with a good feeling about my options and the current state of my disease.

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June 16, 2018

Dr. Catalona is the best.

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June 12, 2018

The care provided by Dr Catalona and his team was superb, it exceeded my expectations. I would like to congratulate him and his team for his scientific/medical analysis of my prostate cancer, his recommendations, his concern about my particular situation, his positive outlook and encouragement to follow the best path.

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June 10, 2018

Dr. Catalona is the best medical doctor I have ever been to as a patient and I recommended other friends to him that felt the same way

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June 10, 2018

Dr Catalona and his staff made me feel as though I was the only patient that was being seen that day. There was no sense of urgency to push me through. They were extraordinarily pleasant and accommodating.

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June 08, 2018

Dr. Catalona and his nurse and the rest of his staff were terrific.

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May 27, 2018

Dr. Catalona and his staff are thorough, competent, friendly and patient. We feel very fortunate to have them assisting us with our health issues.

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May 13, 2018

The doctor even stayed past office hours; the lights were off and the staff gone by the time I left. He was interrupted by other patients' problems and yet stayed as long as he felt he needed to for my problem.

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May 12, 2018

I've put my treatments and has advice in his hands. I trust Dr. Catalona.

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May 04, 2018

good

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April 30, 2018

Dr. Catalona, is very impressive and cuts to the chase, which fits my style...no question was too dumb and took the time to explain

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April 24, 2018

Best Dr. Best staff I come from Florida every year for follow up because of the Dr., staff, & facility

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April 24, 2018

Dr. Catalona is a superb doctor, and his staff meets his standards.

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April 23, 2018

I cannot say enough about Dr. Catalona. He is the best of the best.

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February 28, 2018

answered all my questions in a friendly and caring manner

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February 27, 2018

love Dr. Catalona he saved my life!

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February 26, 2018

DR. Catalona is not only the best surgeon and medical doctor, but also one of the most caring, a very humble and decent human being I have ever known. I consider it an honor and a pleasure to have known DR. Catalona for the last 17 yrs.

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February 13, 2018

My confidence in Dr. Catalona is extremely high - a wonderful and skilled physician.

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February 09, 2018

Dr. Catalona spent a great deal of time with us and made sure all our questions and concerns were answered. My mind was made up for a different type of treatment before we arrived. After speaking with Dr. Catalona my mind was changed and I am seriously considering his treatment.

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February 07, 2018

Dr. Catalona is superb.

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February 06, 2018

Dr. Catalona is the best, and his support staff were also supportive.

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February 06, 2018

Dr. Catalona is a wonderful human being. Everything about him from beginning to end is the best. His team is also first class.

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