Dr. Craig Gerstein, MD

Dr. Craig Gerstein, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Craig Gerstein, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci in 1997 and specializes in ophthalmology.

3042 W Peterson Ave

Chicago, IL 60659

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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Dry Eyes
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
more than 77% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
more than 72% of peers

Dr. Gerstein's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

34  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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9  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

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.


  • R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Macneal Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gerstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Romanian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gerstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gerstein to family and friends
11 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gerstein's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr Craig performed cataract surgery several years ago on me and the results were terrific. My vision is still perfect and Dr Craig has taken care of my eyes since. Highly recommend his practice.
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rude. sent me a bill after I was clear about wanting only what was covered by my insurance
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First time in my life I went for an eye exam to Dr. Gerstein; he dilated my eyes, and after that eyes become very sensitive to the light, so he was holding a flash light and a magnifying glass directly at my eyes. A few days later, a growth appeared in my eyes. So, I went back to Dr. Gerstein,...more
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I had an ECCE-IOL (cataract operation) done by Dr. C. Gerstein. The tech had a hard time getting measurements from the affected eye. Dr. Gerstein said just use the other eye. The result is that he put in a lens that is off by six diopters, leaving me functionally blind unless I wear a very...more
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