Dr. Paul Phelps, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 42

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Paul Phelps, MD is a Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Skokie, IL and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2010. He is affiliated with medical facilities John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Paul Phelps, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

9650 Gross Point Rd Ste 1900 Skokie, IL 60076
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Phelps' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Bell's Palsy
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Dr. Phelps treats Bell's Palsy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Phelps treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Blepharitis
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Dr. Phelps treats Blepharitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Phelps treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Visual Field Defects
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Phelps treats Visual Field Defects more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Phelps treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Scotoma

Dr. Phelps' conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Trauma
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Visual Field Defects

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Dr. Phelps accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Dr. Phelps' Reviews

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5.0

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One Of the best medical experiences I’ve had!
From the moment I came in for a consultation for my Blepharoplasty I was met with a refreshingly friendly and professional staff. They made the scheduling process, follow up, and after care a breeze and were so helpful with all my questions. Dr. Phelps put me at ease right away with explaining in detail the procedure answering all my questions until I felt comfortable. The day of the procedure was so easy and went exactly how Dr. Phelps explained it would. I was so happy with the end result! I would highly recommend Dr. Phelps and his staff for any ophthalmic surgery procedures!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 08, 2022
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Simply THE BEST
If you need any oculofacial plastic surgery done, look no further than Dr. Phelps and his amazing staff!!! I had my blepharoplasty done here last week and they were absolutely amazing. Dr. Phelps uses a CO2 laser to perform the procedure which leaves very minimal bruising and bleeding. His entire staff takes absolutely the best care of you. A huge “THANK YOU” to this fantastic team for taking such good care of me!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steven Stein – Jun 07, 2022
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Look no further. Excellent experience
So thankful for Dr Phelps & his staff. The level of professionalism & the care I received were remarkable. Great experience, & there was no pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Marcia Fritz – Apr 10, 2022
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Fantastic experience
I want to recommend this office and Dr. Phelps for excellent care correcting my droopy eyelids. The procedure was clearly explained and handled in the office. I’m very happy with my results and the care I received from Dr. Phelps.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Barb V – Mar 16, 2022
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I recently underwent an upper blepharoplasty with Dr. Phelps. The entire experience, from initial consultation to post procedure follow-up, was excellent. The office is modern and state of the art, his team takes great care of you, and Dr. Phelps is very skilled and puts you at ease. My surgery couldn’t have gone any better. I highly recommend Dr. Phelps.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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J. Hwang – Mar 10, 2022
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blepharoplasty
I needed an upper eyelid surgery and had been searching for an oculofacial plastic surgeon for over two years. Chicagoland area has only a handful of oculofacial plastic surgeons. My consultation with previous 2 surgeons was not fruitful. I met Dr Daniel Tresley. His office manager probably would be more suitable working in a car dealership then a Doctor's office. The entire staff was completely un-professional. They lack compassion and basic patient care. My last consultation was with Dr. Phelps. I read about his background and all his reviews. Thank God I choose him and I couldn't be happier. He was very detailed during his consultation and walked me through as to what I should expect from my upper eyelid surgery. My surgery went smoothly. Along with being an exceptional surgeon his bed side manners are just superb. He is compassionate and really cares for his patient's well being. Thank you to his entire staff Jazmin, Maria and of course Dr. Phelps.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Forever Thankful – Mar 09, 2022
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Dr. Phelps and Maria were fantastic to work with. Immediately upon entering the office I knew Dr. Phelps was the surgeon I wanted to work with. His office was immaculate and Maria was so knowledgeable and kind. Dr. Phelps was very informative during the pre-operative consult and was very accommodating in finding me a time that worked well with my generally busy schedule. He did a fantastic job with the procedure and I'm thrilled with the outcome. I regained so much confidence because of his work and am so grateful I went forward working with him. Dr. Phelps does an amazing job at attending to expectations and the recovery process and made himself very available if I ever needed him following the procedure. Maria was also very attentive and on top of everything. I felt at all times like a valued patient and would absolutely recommend Dr. Phelps to anyone seeking similar cosmetic care. Thank you both again for all your hard work and kindness!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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CH – Mar 09, 2022
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Absolutely Amazing Doctor & Results!
Absolutely amazing experience from start to wonderful and beautiful finish! Could not be happier with the results! I look even better than I had hoped and you truly cannot see any evidence of the surgery other than the amazing results. You can actually see my eyes when I smile! The ONLY thing I would change is having the surgery performed years ago with Dr. Phelps. I had a bilateral upper blepharoplasty and internal browpexy to help the results last longer. I was conscious for the entire procedure which took about an hour, and I went home immediately after. Recovery was shorter and less painful than I could have hoped for. I was able to work almost immediately and within a week you could barely see any sign of the surgery. I am now 3 months out and you cannot even see the scars! Absolutely the highest of recommendations from this thrilled patient!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Marisa P. – Feb 27, 2022
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Dr. Phelps and his entire staff were outstanding. I had a tag on my eyelid and the whole procedure was thoroughly explained to me. It was over and I was waiting for them to start. Very friendly and professional. Would highly recommend him.
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Mary Beth Chianakas – Apr 05, 2020
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I had External Levator Advancement with Dr. Phelps in March 2020; his kindness, care and concern is amazing. He is a wonderful surgeon and even though my eyes are still healing, I can already tell that the procedure was successful. For the first time in quite a while I have peripheral vision. I highly recommend Dr. Phelps.
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Andrea G – Mar 27, 2020
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Dr Phelps restored my peripheral vision and took 10 years off my appearance. He exceeded by expectations with the clinical outcome and amazed me in his dedication to my aesthetic goals. I can't say enough about him as a gifted surgeon and wonderful person.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Deb K – Feb 26, 2020
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Dr. Phelps and his staff were great. I couldn't be happier with the results of my surgery. I would recommend Dr. Phelps without question
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Katie Martin – Jan 08, 2020
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Dr. Paul Phelps restored my eyelids. He did a masterful job. Moreover, he is the most amiable physician I have ever met. I award not five but 10 stars to Dr. Phelps
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Salm – Oct 17, 2019
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After 2 other surgeries with others, Dr. Phelps completely eliminated my tri-chi-a-sis in both eyes. I have not had any eyelash problems since then close to 6 months ago. He is outstanding!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Keith Johnson – Aug 06, 2019
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Very thorough in explanations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 21, 2019
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An amazing Doctor I was highly recommended by my Internist. Certainly had my questions answered by Dr. Phelps.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Martha Sanchez in Morton Grove, IL – Jun 07, 2019
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My eye lids began to droop at a fast rate, and the amt. of light coming in,& my field of vision shrank quite quickly. My optomoloist suggested I see Dr. Paul Phelps for treatment. After a few months of observation, he deemed it was time to take action. He performed an eyelid reduction (?) procedure in an OR. As soon as he was done, and I removed the ice bags, I could see far more clearly, my field of vision had improved. Over the healing week, I continued to see improvements. I am thrilled.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joanne b in Glen View, IL – Mar 07, 2019
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I cannot recommend Dr. Phelps highly enough. He is not only skilled at what he does, but has an amazing bedside manner. He operated on my five year old and made us as parents, and my daughter feel at ease and as comfortable as possible. Hopefully we will not have an eye issue again, but if we do I would not hesitate for a second calling Dr. Phelps. I absolutely appreciate him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Allison Brill in IL – Mar 04, 2019
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Dr. Phelps is very skilled and I like the results of the 3 surgeries. Additionally, Dr. Phelps is disarming, charming and easy going. I never felt I was being talked down to or that my concerns were unfounded. These procedures were totally pain free. I have never before been so at ease with doctors and hospital visits. Dr. Phelps has a delightful sense of humor...that's nice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David A in Evanston, IL – Jan 27, 2019
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Dr. Phelps performed blephoplasty surgery (eyelid lift) on me about 3 months ago. I’m happy with the results and found him to be kind, pleasant and very competent in his expertisise. I’m happy to recommend him to others for this.procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mary – Aug 07, 2018
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Care Philosophy

I listen to why a patient has come to me for advice and treatment. With my patient's history in mind, I work to find a solution to their problem. After...Read more

Biography

Dr. Paul Phelps, MD, FACS, is a native of the Midwest, the son of an electrical engineer and a primary school teacher. He completed his undergraduate degrees...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Pathology
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Albany Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2015
University of Wisconsin / Madison
Fellowship Hospital
2014
John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital
Residency Hospital
2011
University of IL Medical Center at Chicago
Internship Hospital
2011
University Of Illinoi
Internship Hospital
2011
University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2010
Drexel University College of Medicine
Medical School
2003
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Paul Phelps, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Phelps frequently treats Bell's Palsy, Blepharitis, and Visual Field Defects. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Phelps treats.

Where is Dr. Paul Phelps, MD's office located?

Dr. Phelps' office is located at 9650 Gross Point Rd Ste 1900, Skokie, IL 60076. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

NorthShore University HealthSystem9650 Gross Point Rd Ste 1900 Skokie, IL 60076
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Chicago Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

Chicago Oculofacial Plastic Surgery2001 N Halsted St Ste 200 Chicago, IL 60614
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Affiliated Hospitals

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John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital

Chicago, IL

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

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

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)