Dr. Brian Heffelfinger, MD

Dr. Brian Heffelfinger, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 48
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Dr. Brian Heffelfinger, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Elgin, IL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1995 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

750 Fletcher Dr Ste 106

Elgin, IL 60123

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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Floaters
very high
more than 99% of peers
Migraine
very high
more than 98% of peers
Drusen
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Heffelfinger's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Heffelfinger "Brian L. Heffelfinger, M.D. After graduating with honors from the University of Illinois in 1991, Dr. Heffelfinger received his MD degree from Rush University in Chicago in 1995. He completed a surgical internship and ophthalmology residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center in 1999. He then completed a glaucoma fellowship with the glaucoma specialists of Northwestern University School of Medicine. Dr. Heffelfinger joined Fox Valley Ophthalmology in July 2000. He sees patients in our St. Charles and Elgin offices. He sees both general ophthalmology and glaucoma patients in these two offices. As a cataract surgeon, his special interest is the use of toric or bifocal lens implants to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses after cataract surgery. Dr. Heffelfinger is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Illinois State Medical Society, and the Chicago Glaucoma Society."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Heffelfinger "To provide quality medical and surgical eye care in an honest, service-oriented environment"

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

72  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
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • 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
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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11  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

  • University Of Illinois
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Rush Presby St Luke's M C
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Fellowship 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

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heffelfinger to family and friends
31 total reviews (23 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (31)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Heffelfinger'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 (23)

Dr Heffelfinger really listens to you when you are speaking to him & answers all your questions , he never rushes you
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I always feel that I have all my questions answered, that I'm not rushed and if there's a problem I'm seen the same day I call. Dr. Heffelfinger is so reassuring and takes the time to discuss my situation with knowledge and caring.
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Dr. Heffelfinger is amazing. He is patient, knowledgeable, and empathetic. Everything you would want in an eye doctor. I don't like having my eyes numbed up but he puts you right at ease. Thank you.
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Been seeing Dr. Heffelfinger for several years. Not only confident with his professional expertise but impressed with his easy going attitude. As far as the practice in general, the staff in general is friendly and professional.
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My husband and I have seen Dr. Heffelfinger for 20 yrs and we have never had any complaints We even had emergency appointment on a Saturday. We can not say enough good things about our experiences. I myself have had cataract surgery and my vision post surgery is perfect. I don’t have to wear...more
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