Dr. Michael Shapiro, MD

Dr. Michael Shapiro, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 62
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Dr. Michael Shapiro, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Des Plaines, IL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2454 E Dempster St Ste 400

Des Plaines, IL 60016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Retina Diseases
very high
more than 90% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
high
more than 85% of peers
Vitreous Hemorrhage
high
more than 84% of peers

Dr. Shapiro'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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9  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal 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.

Education

  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • St Joseph Hospital Of Chicago
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University of Chicago Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Schepens Retina Associates
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shapiro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shapiro's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shapiro to family and friends
15 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Shapiro's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

My father had a 9:45am appointment. He waited so long that he didn’t get out of there until after 1pm! He’s also a diabetic. Would not recommended this doctor if you have a life.
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Talented surgeon who cares deeply about his patients. Thank you for all your help with our son over the years and your dedication to preserving sight.
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He is a brilliant doctor and surgeon and I would not trust my sons eyes with anyone else.
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Dr. Shapiro is a Doctor's Doctor, the 'real deal'. He humbly & masterfully healed my eyes -- taking my vision from nil -legally blind- to 20/20 & 20/25. I had seven eye surgeries over 1-1/2 years. He saved my life -- my life before blindness. I traveled 1-1/2 hours each way for 20 visits, now. Dr....more
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I wouldn't trust anyone else with my daughter's retinas. We travel from 2 states away to continue under his care. She's had 2 detachments and I believe she can still see because of this man. There is often a wait, but we have caused such a wait when we've been the emergency. We understand this...more
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