Dr. Brian Heffelfinger, MD

Dr. Brian Heffelfinger, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
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Dr. Brian Heffelfinger, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Elgin, IL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.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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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"


  • 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
  • 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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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heffelfinger to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (11 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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  • 3
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Dr. Heffelfinger's Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

in Huntley, Illinois |
January 9, 2017 My appointment with Dr. Heffelfinger was, as usual, very worthwhile. Dr. Heffelfinger’s examination is always complete and informative. He provides an overview of my particular situation and what to anticipate in the future. It’s clear to see that HE CARES about each one of his...more
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in Belvidere |
Professional, courteous and explained the procedures and processes involve in laymans terms so I could understand them. Looking forward to having the procedure completed by Dr. Heffelfinger.
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in Hampshire, IL |
I have known of and gone to Dr. Heffelfinger for over 15 years. He is very patient, thorough, and I completely trust him with the eye problems I have had over the years. I highly recommend him for any eyes concerns or check ups you may need. Great practice!
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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....more
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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.
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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
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  • Mutual of Omaha

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