Dr. Deborah Fishman, MD

Dr. Deborah Fishman, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Deborah Fishman, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Wilmette, IL. She is 54 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Fishman is affiliated with Highland Park Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center.

3612 Lake Ave Ste 2C

Wilmette, IL 60091

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fishman "Our practice focuses on total eye care for children and eye muscle surgery for adults and children. We treat children from birth through 18 years of age for general and specialized eye care. We strive to maintain a professional and personalized environment where patients and their families are made to feel well cared for and comfortable. Our practice sees children for both routine care and complicated eye disorders."


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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Strabismus
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Diplopia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Trauma
  • Headache
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Pediatric Strabismus
  • Refractive Error
  • Strabismus


  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eyeglasses
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Tear Duct 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.


  • Cornell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Ohio State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fishman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fishman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fishman to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Fishman's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Northbrook, IL |
Dr. Fishman was rude and condescending. She told me my daughter "was faking it" and did not finish the eye exam.
It is impossible to please every patient/family. I called this family as soon as we realized that they had left upset while dilating and attempted to have them return to finish the exam. Speaking with the parent, I explained I was sad they disagreed with how I explained "faking it" to them (I initially did this with the mother without the child present). Usually my parents are quite relieved to learn that their child has a thorough healthy eye exam and no need for further work up or glasses.
in Palatine, IL |
I was referred to Dr Fishman by my sister whose son had lazy eye and I have been seeing Dr. Fishman for over 2 years now for my 5 yr old who has lazy eye and cross eyes. She has been great at every appointment and my son's eyes are improving. She has a unique skill to see what the kids see and help make their treatments and prescriptions to help improve their eye sight.
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Dr. Fishman accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Platinum PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Fishman has admitting privileges

Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL 60035
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St. Alexius Medical Center
1555 Barrington Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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