Dr. Brian Heffelfinger, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 48
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Dr. Brian Heffelfinger, MD
Dr. Brian Heffelfinger, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Elgin, IL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Heffelfinger is affiliated with Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Elgin, Advocate Sherman Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

750 Fletcher Dr Ste 106

Elgin, IL 60123

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Dr. Brian Heffelfinger, MD

Dr. Brian Heffelfinger, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Heffelfinger's Experience

Dr. Heffelfinger's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • 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.


  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Rush Presby St Luke's M C
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Heffelfinger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heffelfinger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heffelfinger to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Heffelfinger's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Skokie, IL |
I can not thank Dr. Heffelfinger enough for the great cataract surgeries he performed on my eyes. His friendly and calm explanations during the surgeries put me at ease. His professional skills are evident in the successful results. Now I have 20/20 vision! I would highly recommend Dr. Heffelfinger to anyone who needs cataract surgery. He's the best! Incidentally I have been told he has successfully performed thousands of these surgeries. I am very grateful to Dr. Heffelfinger.
South Elgin, IL |
He has performed my cataract surgery and regular care for a number of years and I would recommend Dr. Heffelfinger without hesitation.
in Huntley, IL |
Dr. Heffelfinger is a miracle worker. When I found out I needed cataract surgery, I checked with a lot of friends and neighbors for a recommendation. Dr. Heffelfinger came up repeatedly so I decided to go to him. I am so glad I did. He did each eye two weeks apart. I not only had no pain, I did not even have the temporary irritation he said I might get. I was terrified to have someone work on my eyes, but I am so glad I put my faith in Dr. Heffelfinger.
in Huntley, IL |
Just had two cataract surgeries in September and needless to say "scared - I mean these are my eyes"! Dr H was wonderful through the whole time. His ability to put me at ease and even feel "scare free" before, during, and post is so appreciated! Thank you so much for literally "opening my eyes" to this wondrous world and taking great care of me! Your staff is so sweet and kind, thanks to them all also!
in Huntley, IL |
Dr. Heffelfinger is a great doctor. The results of my cataract surgery far exceeded my expectations. I can see so well and for the first time since age 7 (I am now 68) without glasses or contact lenses. Dr. Heffelfinger also gave me whatever time I needed.
in Huntley, IL |
He is an excellent doctor with a good sense of humor. He spent time discussing my cataract surgery and the options I had for the different lenses.
in Hampshire, IL. |
I was very apprehensive about having cataract surgery. Dr. Heffelfinger was very reassuring and helpful in offering his expertise about the different options for the lenses. I took his advise and couldn't be happier. My brother and sister-in-law have had cataract surgery and are not a pleased as I am but then they went to a different Doctor. I would not hesitate in recommending Doctor Heffelfinger to anyone who asked my opinion. Thank you again Doctor Heffelfinger.
in Elgin, IL |
Both my wife and myself have complete satisfaction with Dr. Heffelfinger and his staff. I had both cataracs removed with excellent results. We highly recommend both his services and staff.
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Dr. Heffelfinger accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha

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Hospitals where Dr. Heffelfinger 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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