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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Solon Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Greek
Surgeon No
Locations
Solon Family Health Center
Primary Location

Solon Family Health Center

Appointment:
440.519.6800
Desk:
440.519.6800
Fax:
440.519.1364
Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2017

Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Columbus, OH USA
1999

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
1995

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Cathy Pappas, OD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/22/2021, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

151 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

The Doctor took her time to talk and explain everything to me.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

I didn't have a direct phone number for the dr. Office. Calling the main clinic number is a nightmare. They say they are going to connect you and then you get another person who puts you back to the first number you called. It to me calling back over a half hour to finally get connected to my dr. Office. I needed to speak to them about an eye issue before I made an appt.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

*Dr. Pappas is wonderful. She listens to my concerns and is excellent in explaining things.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Pappas is very thorough to ensure that the change in prescription is beneficial. She is professional and courteous.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

I absolutely would recommend Dr. Pappas.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

very impressed with Dr Pallas and her staff!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr. Pappas delivered some rough news to me and was so patient in explaining and answering my questions. She is an amazing doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

I would recommend this doctor to others. she was very good.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

I was treated well from the time that I called to see if I could even be seen until I walked out. The entire staff was great! Plus the doctor took her time, was very polite and listened to me. I was in a lot of pain that day. Her skills, knowledge, and thorough explanation was appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

I always have positive experiences with Dr. Pappas. In fact, she is one of my favorite providers associated with Cleveland Clinic. She is professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and an excellent communicator. Dr. Pappas is empathetic and provides me with answers and teaches me as appropriate for my condition. I cannot say enough good things about her.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

This was the first time I've visited this doctor. It was a good experience. I will return to this doctor if I have any medical issues with my eyes in the future.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

I really like Dr Pappas she is a good listener

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr. Pappas is always very professional and explains everything clearly. I am always comfortable coming here for my appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Good experience meeting Doctor Pappas first time. She addressed all my concerns

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

I already have referred Dr Pappas

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr. Pappas is amazing. She responds to all questions and presents to be genuinely empathetic and passionate about her work. I love being her patient.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

dr pappas was excellent

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Dr Pappas was very warm and welcoming. She took the time to review the medical records that I brought with me and did a thorough exam. She answered my questions and explained the treatment plan to my satisfaction. I would recommend her to others and plan to continue to schedule my optometry appointments with her in the future.

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