Dr. Alan Hefner, MD

Dr. Alan Hefner, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 76
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Dr. Alan Hefner, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Elgin, IL and has been practicing for 47 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1967 and specializes in ophthalmology.

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hefner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  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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9  Procedures

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

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hefner to family and friends
29 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Hefner's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

I have been a patient of Dr. Hefner for most of his practice in Elgin, IL. He is thorough, kind and friendly. My husband recently injured his eye and Dr. Hefner got him right in and took care of his injury. I recommend Dr. Hefner highly.
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Dr Hefner is a wonderful doctor. He makes the patients feel at ease.
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I have been associated with Dr. Hefner for over 35 years. During that time, he has proven to be a caring, patient and understanding doctor. He listens to what I have to say, and he takes the time to ensure that all my concerns are addressed. I appreciate the candor and direct assessment of my...more
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Competent, professional and considerate.
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I was seen on an emergency basis as a new patient without an appointment. Even so, Dr. Hefner took his time to exam me thoroughly without rushing. His expertise and caring was comforting. Actually, everyone I encountered from rushing in the door to leaving was tops. This will be my new eye care...more
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