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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.