Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Eye-Regional Solon
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Greek
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/10/2018, Dr. Pappas has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

112 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

this was eye dr appt so not all questions completely relevant. Saw Dr Pappas as previous eye dr moved. excellent. will continue to see for eye care.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

eye appointment will stick with this doctor. liked her very much

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

Wait time a bit lengthy, however, Dr. Pappas explained and apologized for the delay. Makes a big difference when providers take ownership and acknowledge to the patient any delays, etc.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

The provider was very patient in explaining the medical situation. She is quite thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Dr.. Pappas was fabulous. That is the best I exam I have had ever. She was thorough, asked questions that doctors never had asked about my eyes, and understood all the complexities of my contacts and a pending insurance changes. She's a great provider and I hope she stays with the clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

my appointment was at 9:45. I did not leave until 11:45. I was late to my next appointment. the doctor left me waiting without providing any information. she would leave the room without saying anything and not return for twenty plus minutes. I willnot return to this office.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

My son has his heart set on contact lens, and was disappointed that we were unable to get them at our initial visit. However, Dr. Pappas explained that his unique vision means that he needs specially-made contacts, and why it's harder to get contacts for far-sightedness than near-sightedness. Jack was still disappointed, but he really appreciated the explanation (which was given in a non-patronizing, compassionate manner). It made a big difference - he was bummed for about 30 minutes, but then let it go - and I really appreciated it. Because the explanation made sense to him, the wait and the necessary patience make sense to him too.

Reviewed on May 2, 2018

Dr. Pappas is very knowledgeable, understanding and very efficient. she goes above and beyond basic patient care. I drive over an hour just to see her specifically. I respect her diagnosis and she is respectful of any concerns/questions I have. Excellent care!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Really conveniently located, clean office with a great doctor, considerate and an courteous staff, will definitely recommend, and will continue to go to this office for future appointments.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

Waited for over an hour for the provider. After about 45min someone did come and tell me that the provider was delayed. Once the provider arrived there was no apology and she appeared that she rushed through my exam because she was behind schedule. I didn't feel as though I had time to ask questions, because I felt rushed.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2017

she asked me about my goals and shared different options with me. we made the decision together I felt informed and I felt she cared about me

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