Dr. Christopher Wood, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Wood
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Northwest Eye Physicians Ltd

1588 N ARLINGTON HEIGHTS RD Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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Dr. Christopher Wood, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Arlington Heights, IL and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from SUNY Buffalo medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wood to book an appointment.


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4.6

Based on 85 ratings

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I am eternally grateful to Dr. Wood for seeing me in April 2020 during the early days of the pandemic. Several years ago, I was a patient of an ophthalmologist in Dr. Wood's practice who later opened his own office. I called that doctor's office when I started developing a painful case of iritis--long story short, the doctor's partner prescribed over the phone and when my condition started worsening, I called to request an urgent appointment--and never heard back. I called Dr. Wood's office on a Saturday morning and explained my situation; he told me he would see me that morning. When I arrived, I thought the office was closed--but Dr. Wood soon appeared at the door. Turns out, he and I were the only ones in the building. Dr. Wood treated my iritis, and I will always be thankful for his willingness to see me that day. Needless to say, I have not gone back to my previous ophthalmologist. Dr. Wood, you have gained a loyal patient. Thank you!
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Susan Raef – Nov 11, 2020
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I have been a patient for years. Dr. Wood is very thorough, gets to the point and speaks/explains test results, courses of treatment in a very understandable manner. I highly and have recommended him to others.
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Wayne J Shust – Oct 23, 2020
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He’s a nice man with a sweet demeanor. He seems very concerned with doing the best for his patients. I appreciate his knowledge and I’m so happy with the eye procedure he performed on me. I highly recommend Dr. Wood.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Explained conditions well
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Mary C – Oct 04, 2020
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He is very professional, knowledgable. He gave me good advice on my BP medicine. I wouldn't go to anyone else! He takes the time to explain everything & he doesn"t mind being asked questions. The technician I had was Pam she was outstanding! I hope she is still there next year.
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Debbie Annis – Jul 02, 2020
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Wonderful, caring,professional. Even though very busy office and may have to wait a bit, when he is with you he makes you feel important and doesnt rush your time with him. Highly recommend!
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Jun 25, 2020
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Very pleasing,explaining result of visit in detail easy to understanding, everything you expected and more.
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Ross Calandrino – May 21, 2020
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Dr. Wood was very friendly and professional. He did a complete eye exam and ensured that I see a retina specialist to keep an eye on my condition.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Feb 27, 2020
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I having been going to Dr. Wood for over 20 years. He did my laser surgery 20 years ago. He is fabulous and I trust him and his staff completely. He takes time with you and explains everything well.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Cate Majka – Jan 16, 2020
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I'm so glad I made an appointment with Dr. Wood! Getting in for an appointment was easy. His staff was amazing: friendly and more than competent. Dr. Wood was detailed, helpful and offered up great advice. I feel lucky to have found him and to know I can trust my eyes to his care.
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Nora – Oct 31, 2019
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Dr. Wood and his staff are kind, thoughtful, efficient and thorough. I highly recommend this practice.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Georgene in Prospect Hts., IL – Oct 03, 2019
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His services were promptly delivered by the doctor and his staff. Very professional. I was very pleased with my examination, the doctor's explanations and recommendations.
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May 29, 2019
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

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

Education

1998
Loyola/Hines
Residency Hospital
1995
University of Rochester
Internship Hospital
1994
SUNY Buffalo
Medical School
1990
Yale University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Spanish

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wood's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wood treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Wood treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wood treats Eyelid Disorders more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Wood treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wood treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Wood treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Wood's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Diseases

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(847) 392-9220

Dr. Wood accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Locations

Northwest Eye Physicians Ltd

Arlington Heights Office1588 N ARLINGTON HEIGHTS RD Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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