Dr. Kent Kirk, MD

Dr. Kent Kirk, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
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62 y/o
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Dr. Kent Kirk, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in River Forest, IL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.Read his story

Kirk Eye Center

7427 Lake St

River Forest, IL 60305
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Pipefitters
  • PPO Plus
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Eye Infections
very high
more than 96% of peers
Nearsightedness
very high
more than 96% of peers
Chalazion
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Kirk's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kirk "An Illinois Native, Dr. Kent Kirk earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He received medical training through an internship at Evanston Hospital in Evanston and an ophthalmic residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition, Dr. Kirk has served as a clinical associate professor in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago. A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Kent Kirk also is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He maintains additional memberships in the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; the Chicago Ophthalmological Society; and the American College of Eye Surgeons; and the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kirk ""Our  mission is to make patients feel welcome, comfortable, and understood while offering state-of-the-art services in a family setting.""
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

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

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Premium Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

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 Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital S Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Northwestern Mem Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kirk has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kirk's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kirk to family and friends
3.5
based on 4 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Kirk's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Schaumburg, IL |
Disinterested, inconsistent, and poor explanation of reported symptoms; poor ability to recall medical records and visits even less than 1 year old. Only feedback is to express whether HE is concerned or not concerned.
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in Chicago, IL |
I found Dr Kent Kirk after researching reviews on the internet. What a great decision that was. I found that my vision was getting cloudy and that it was time for a checkup. I needed cataract surgery and Dr Kent Kirk performed that for me yesterday. The procedure took about 15 minutes and I felt...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Same Day
Dr. Kirk accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HFN
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Pipefitters
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Kirk has admitting privileges

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
155 E Brush Hill Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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West Suburban Medical Center
3 Erie Ct
Oak Park, IL 60302
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