Dr. Nishat Alvi, MD

Dr. Nishat Alvi, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
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Dr. Nishat Alvi, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Elgin, IL. She graduated from Cornell University Med Center New York Ny and specializes in ophthalmology.

1750 N Randall Rd Ste 210

Elgin, IL 60123

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
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Top Care Areas

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

Herpetic Keratitis
very high
more than 92% of peers
Glaucoma
normal
more than 69% of peers
Drusen
normal
more than 46% of peers

Dr. Alvi'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*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
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9  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Examination
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • 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

  • Cornell University Med Center New York Ny
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Northwestern University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Chicago
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alvi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alvi's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alvi to family and friends
40 total reviews (31 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
    (35)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Alvi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (31)

Not only is it very likely that I would recommend Dr. Alvi to family and friends, but I already have done so with my own child. Like me, he was completely satisfied and will return for her services if required in the future. I find that I never have to wait longer than five minutes to see Dr. Alvi...more
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Cheerful, attentive, thorough. Dr. Alvi is very pleasant and listens carefully, explains the test results and discusses treatment options. I am confident that my glaucoma is well cared for with Dr. Alvi and her team.
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Dr. Alvi answered my questions in a positive straightforward manner. Carefully explained each procedure and why it was being done. I understood what she was doing and her explanations made me very comfortable with her decisions. Recommend highly.
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Dr. Alvi has been great taking care of my mom's eyes. She takes time to understand the issues and take time to explain what's going on. The staff is great as well.
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I started seeing Dr. Alvi for a fairly unique and until then previously undiagnosed condition, which Dr. Alvi was able to recognize and begin to address almost immediately. I have been thoroughly impressed with her professionalism, courtesy, attention to detail and timeliness. She is a highly...more
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