Dr. Deborah Fishman, MD

Dr. Deborah Fishman, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Deborah Fishman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Wilmette, IL and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1987 and specializes in ophthalmology.

3612 Lake Ave Ste 2C

Wilmette, IL 60091

Contact Information

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
  • 10 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Fishman

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Fishman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

more than 24% of peers

Dr. Fishman'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.

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."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

13  Conditions Treated

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

6  Procedures

  • 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

Dr. Fishman does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Fishman and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Fishman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fishman to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Fishman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Fishman was rude and condescending. She told me my daughter "was faking it" and did not finish the eye exam.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option0thumbs down icon option0
Flag this

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.

Flag this
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...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option5thumbs down icon option3
Flag this