Dr. Alan Chow, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 68

Dr. Alan Chow, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Loyola U, School of Medicine medical school in 1976. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chow to book an appointment.

Dr. Chow

Alan Y Chow, M.d.

386 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 3n Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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4.1

Based on 21 ratings

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Dr Chow has been our opthalmologist for over twenty years. A top doctor located in the heart of Glen Ellyn. Very Covid safe office.
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Kay Bertholdt – Feb 19, 2021
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Not very good. Charges $39.00 each visit. I have insurance so I should not be charged anything. He prescribed glasses that did not work.
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Mar 02, 2020
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Dr. Chow is an outstanding ophthalmologist. He is extremely thorough and committed. Our family has faced some challenging issues, and Dr. Chow has pursued every potential explanation. While we don’t have a reason for our daughter’s visual field defects, or a diagnosis as of yet, Dr. Chow is continuing to explore potential causes and the appropriate course of action. Both he and Heather have made themselves accessible for consultation with other physicians, as well as ourselves, in our continuous quest. We couldn’t ask for a better team, and are extremely grateful to have them in our court.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Susan in Batavia , IL – Sep 11, 2019
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HE IS THE BEST!!
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Apr 27, 2019
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My son had been a patient of Dr. Chow for several years and he diagnosed his strabismus and has performed 2 surgeries on his eyes. Dr Chow takes is time to explain in grate detail what his findings are and how to proceed. I have complete trust in Dr. Chow and would not go to any other Opthalmologist. I drive well over an hour to see him! Thanks to Dr. Chow and Heather for all they do!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Happy Patient's Mother in Rockford, IL – Oct 05, 2018
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Dr Chow has performed strabismus surgery on me twice - about 24 years apart, (last one last month) once per eye. Both were very much needed, and very successful. He is dedicated, deeply experienced and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lombard, IL – Sep 22, 2018
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My son had crossed eyes and Dr chow fixed them through surgery to make them perfectly straight!
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Kerry j in Streamwood, il – May 15, 2016
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He is so amazing. I trusted his opinion completely. He did an amazing job on my sons eye surgery. I felt like we were in great hands with Dr. Chow.
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Biography

Dr. Alan Chow, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Loyola U,...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1984
Childrens National Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Johns Hopkins Hosp/Wilmer I
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Loyola Stritch Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1977
Good Samaritan/Chldns Hosp
Internship Hospital
1976
Loyola U, School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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Does Dr. Alan Chow, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Chow has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Alan Chow, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Alan Chow, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chow frequently treats Exophoria, Heterophoria, and Astigmatism. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chow treats.

Where is Dr. Alan Chow, MD's office located?

Dr. Chow's office is located at 386 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 3n, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chow's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Exophoria
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow treats Exophoria more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Chow treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Heterophoria
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow treats Heterophoria more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Chow treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Astigmatism
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chow treats Astigmatism more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Chow treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Chow's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus Surgery

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(630) 858-4411

Dr. Chow accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
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Locations

Alan Y Chow, M.d.

Alan Y Chow, M.d.386 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 3n Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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Compare Dr. Chow with our nearby Ophthalmology Specialists at Rush University Medical Center.

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