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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Solon Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Greek
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Cathy Pappas, OD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/24/2023, 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

178 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

I was having an ocular emergency and her staff and Dr Pappas got me in the next day

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

I was impressed with this doctor. I was in a panic about eye pain. Very reassuring, professional and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr Pappas is great my wife and I couldn't be happier

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr and staff were great.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

She was absolutely excellent

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

The doctor was very thorough, and the staff was very personable and pleasant.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

The front desk at Dr Pappas Garfield Marymount office is courteous and always above helpful with patient needs

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr Cathy Pappas is professional , intelligent , always up on latest research , kind and thorough !

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

I have made several referrals to CCF Cole Eye Dr Cathy Pappas & office

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

The assistance was amazing, she paid attention to what I could take and what I couldn't take. Very caring

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

The doctor was well respected of my concerns

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Pappas & her team is fantastic! She is very thorough, quite friendly (spent the time w/ me explaining the changes in my eyes) & very professional. I felt comfortable talking to her about my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Pappas is very professional, thorough, & considerate!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Probably my 5th or 6th visit with Dr. Pappas. Never had any problems - always a pleasure.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr Pappas is an asset to her profession, and she takes pride, and is serious about decisions she makes regarding your care.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr Cathy Pappas was awesome!!! I recommended her to my other family members.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Getting an appointment was a challenge- for my eye doctor it was 6 months- and I had an issue that I felt needed attention Person who helped me find this appointment was great- she scanned the entire clinic system to find someone who could see me And Dr. Pappas staff was great at getting me in to see a glaucoma specialist. The persistence of the appointment staff was appreciated

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

She is excellent

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Pappas was very thorough and respectful.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Pappas laid out all of the options and asked how I wanted to proceed with treatment and the timeline for it; she accepted my suggestions and perspective and confirmed that it will be a good course of action.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Pappas was very professional, knowledgeable and personable. She was attentive and easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Pappas is exceptional!!!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Very nice doctor and staff is so helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Very nice doctor

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Pappas showed both thoroughness and patience in dealing with a complex and iterative situation. I think the outcome is better due to her diligence and creative problem solving.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Great office staff, pleasant environment. Dr Pappas has great bedside manner.

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