Dr. Craig Gerstein, MD

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Dr. Craig Gerstein, MD
Dr. Craig Gerstein, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Gerstein is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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based on 11 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Gerstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Buffalo Grove, IL |
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.
in Chicago, IL |
rude. sent me a bill after I was clear about wanting only what was covered by my insurance
in Chicago, IL |
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, and he told me I need a surgery. I had no problems with my eyes at all, now lots of problems after seeing this criminal doctor. That is how he makes his money, he will do some damage to your eyes, so y
in Oak Park, IL |
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 powerful contact lens. It also means I cannot wear glasses, because of anisometropia.
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Dr. Gerstein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Lazy Eye
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Macneal Hospital

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Romanian

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye