Dr. Christopher Wood, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Christopher Wood, MD
I am originally from Buffalo, NY and came to the Chicagoland area in 1995 in order to do my ophthalmology training at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. I finished my training in 1998 and was hired by Northwest Eye Physicians. I have learned to do LASIK and many other procedures including laser floater removal since that time. I now reside with my wife, two boys, and our dog near the practice. I enjoy playing music with a local orchestra and am an active member of Rotary International.

1588 N Arlington Heights Rd

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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Dr. Christopher Wood, MD

Dr. Christopher Wood, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink

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Glaucoma
very high
more than 98% of peers
Astigmatism
very high
more than 97% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wood "I strive to provide complete eye care with the latest technology. My staff is caring and competent in all aspects of eye examination. We have convenient evening and weekend office hours to accommodate every patient's schedule. Our practice has been around since 1964 and has family atmosphere with up-to-date equipment and treatment ability.

I'm always looking for ways to improve our practice and offer new and exciting technologies to our patients. My care philosophy is very patient centered. I enjoy visiting with my patients and getting their view of their bodies so that I can give them a customized treatment plan that suits their needs. I enjoy feeling happy with them as they improve their level of function and comfort."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
65

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • 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.

Education

  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Rochester U/Strong Meml Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Loyola University of Chicago / Stritch School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wood has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wood's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wood to family and friends
4.5
based on 70 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Wood Says:

Thanks for taking the time to review our practice! It means a lot to me and my staff that you sent us feedback and we hope you consider working with us again the future.

Dr. Wood

Dr. Wood'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 (1)
in Mount Prospect, IL |
he is an excellent Ophthalmologist, friendly easy to deal with, has updated information and explains things and options fully. Willing to spend time with me as a patient.
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Dr. Wood accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Wood has admitting privileges

Northwest Community Hospital
800 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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