Dr. James Katz, MD

Dr. James Katz, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(7)
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Dr. James Katz, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Des Plaines, IL. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

8901 Golf Rd Ste 300

Des Plaines, IL 60016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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Dry Eyes
high
more than 78% of peers
Esotropia
normal
more than 83% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
normal
more than 75% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Katz ""My philosophy is to treat the patient as well as their eyes. I like to understand the patients' lifestyle as well as their medical conditions, so when presenting management of their eye care, I take into consideration not only what is best medically for them but also how they manage it into their lifestyle.""
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Genetic Predisposition to Migraine With or Without Aura
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

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.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Ill Masonic Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • U Ill Eye & Ear Infirm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Casebeer International Eye Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Moran Eye Center, University of Utah
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Katz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Katz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Katz to family and friends
3.4
based on 7 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Katz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY 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 Des Plaines, IL |
I was a patient of Dr. James Katz back in 2015. I have been near-sighted for decades but never had bifocals. In my mid-40's, my eyes were changing and I was not seeing things (even close-up reading) as well as I used to. Rather than visiting my traditional optometrist, I sought a good ophthalomologist (Dr. Katz was recommended by my regular physician). While I dreaded thought of bifocals, the progressive type & his prescription turned out great & I had no problem adjusting. Thank you!
Park Ridge, IL |
He needs to be more sensitive to patient concerns about problems. And the wait times are horrendous.
in arlington heights il |
My time with Dr Katz was unpleasant and hurried. I waited more than 45 minutes after my eyes were dialated to see the doctor because he was busy talking with a salesman for supplies. He then came in checked the write of his tech but did not check my eyes to see the results that I need cataract surgery. He was rude/abrupt to my sister who asked one question. He replied that he would go over that info on my next visit. I will not be back to this practice.
in Prospect Heights, IL |
At 83, I was told that I needed cataract removal, and my ophthalmologist recommended Dr. James Katz at the Midwest Center for Sight. My only caveat is the generally long wait times. The staff is friendly and competent, and their equipment is state-of-the-art. Dr. James Katz is very personable and informative, and an incredibly gifted surgeon. I had not realized I was seeing the world through a sepia haze. Now my vision is as clear, color correct, and bright as when I was a teen-ager.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Katz accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Katz has admitting privileges

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 Dempster St
Park Ridge, IL 60068
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