Dr. Deborah Costakos, MD

Dr. Deborah Costakos, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Deborah Costakos, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Milwaukee, WI and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1998 and specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and ophthalmology.

9000 W Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53226

Contact Information

(414) 607-5280

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Paralytic Strabismus
more than 81% of peers
Extraocular Muscle Surgery
more than 71% of peers
more than 67% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Costakos "A child's eye is not just a small version of an adult's. Children have special problems with their eyes that need immediate attention in order to assure good vision in both eyes as an adult. I am a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who has done subsequent fellowship training in Pediatric Eye Care. I divide my time between the office at Lakeshore Eye Care in Mequon (Tuesdays), NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Units) throughout the Milwaukee area, and Children's Hospital. I am on the faculty of the Eye Institute where I supervise the training of tomorrow's ophthalmologists and conduct research."

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Fourth Nerve Palsy
  • Genetic Eye Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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6  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Strabismus Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Ohio State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Aurora St. Luke's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Colorado-Ophthalmology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Colorado-Pediatric Ophthalmology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of South Carolina, M.S. Genetic Counseling
    Other Education | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Costakos has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Costakos' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Costakos to family and friends
9 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Costakos' 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
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