Dr. Alan Hefner, MD

Dr. Alan Hefner, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 76
(8)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alan Hefner, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Elgin, IL. He is 76 years old and has been practicing for 50 years.

750 Fletcher Dr Ste 106

Elgin, IL 60123

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Floaters
very high
more than 99% of peers
Drusen
very high
more than 97% of peers
Esophoria
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
73

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1968
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hefner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hefner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hefner to family and friends
4.3
based on 8 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Hefner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Kingston, IL |
I've been seeing Dr. Hefner for over 20 years and he has always been fantastic. As a type 1 diabetic it's extremely important that I see him on a regular basis. He's an extremely important part of my overall diabetic care.
Elgin, IL |
Dr. Hefner was kind and understanding, he also took time to explain my treatment and a possible procedure I would need for a sty on my right eye. I would highly recommend him!
Fontana, WI |
He was very nice.
in Elgin, Il |
Dr. Hefner was very personal, professional and thorough! He showed genuine interest in my questions and has a good sense of humor.
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Dr. Hefner accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Hefner has admitting privileges

Advocate Sherman Hospital
1425 N Randall Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
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Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
300 Randall Rd
Geneva, IL 60134
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Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Elgin
77 N Airlite St
Elgin, IL 60123
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