Dr. Jeanine Baqai, MD

Dr. Jeanine Baqai, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 42


Dr. Jeanine Baqai, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Chicago, IL. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.


Northwestern Medical Group

Northwestern Medical Group - Lavin Family Pavilion259 E Erie St Ste 1520 Chicago, IL 60611
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(312) 574-3157

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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My husband and I have used Dr. Baqai for years now and we are very impressed by her professional skills, empathetic demeanor and medical knowledge. Dr. Baqai has gone above and beyond with our healthcare as demonstrated during the time my husband had cataract surgery, and then needed an emergency operation for a burst appendix. While my husband lay in the hospital following the abdominal surgery, Dr. Baqai PERSONALLY showed up to examine his eye for the follow up of the cataract surgery from three days prior. Instead of palming the exam on one of her residents or assistants, she came into his hospital with great cheer and lugging some heavy equipment. A bad situation immediately improved due to her empathy and top level care. The only negative is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they seem to be a bit backed up and in-office appointment wait times are a bit annoying. Plan ahead to bring a book or iPad because she is worth the wait.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
caroliscookie – Aug 20, 2021
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She cancelled two appointments I had made months in advance, one only two days before the appointment, without providing guidance to another opthamologist or an explanation. Her next available appointment was another two months out. I did have an appointment in 2016 and yet her office said I would be considered a "new patient" after 2 years without an appointment. Never going back.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
Tom B. – Jul 21, 2020
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Baqai's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Eye Examination

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baqai performs Eye Examination more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Baqai performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

B-Scan Ultrasound

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baqai performs B-Scan Ultrasound more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Baqai performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Ultrasound, Eye

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baqai performs Ultrasound, Eye more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Baqai performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Baqai's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Baqai accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
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Blue Advantage PPO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications


Washington University of St. Louis / Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Jeanine Baqai, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 695-8150.

Does Dr. Jeanine Baqai, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Jeanine Baqai, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Baqai frequently treats Eye Examination, B-Scan Ultrasound, and Ultrasound, Eye. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Baqai treats.

Where is Dr. Jeanine Baqai, MD's office located?

Dr. Baqai's office is located at 259 E Erie St Ste 1520, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)