Dr. Peter Fries, MD

Dr. Peter Fries, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Peter Fries, MD is an ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Bettendorf, IA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School in 1981 and specializes in ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

777 Tanglefoot Ln

Bettendorf, IA 52722

Contact Information

(563) 323-2020

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
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more than 98% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
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Dr. Fries' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fries "Dr. Peter Fries joined Eye Surgeons Associates in 1991. He completed his medical degree in Chicago on a military scholarship program and finished his ophthalmology residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco where he was voted "Outstanding Resident in Training." He spent a year at Ft. McClellan, AL, as a staff ophthalmologist then returned to San Francisco to complete a fellowship in Ocular Oncology. He completed a fellowship in Ophthalmic & Reconstructive Surgery at Scheie Eye Institute & Children's Hospital in Philadelphia, then returned to Letterman Army Medical Center to serve as a teaching ophthalmologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Fries specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery in and around the eye which includes the medical and surgical treatment of trauma, eyelid malpositions, tear drainage problems, cancers in and around the eye, and abnormalities of the tissues of the eye socket. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has received an Honor Award for teaching and has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals and ophthalmic textbooks."
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7  Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orbital Disorders
  • Orbital Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

43  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Keratitis
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
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21  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery

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  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Letterman Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Fell Ucsf
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Letterman Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Chldns Hospital Phila
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Letterman Army Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of California At San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Peter Fries, MD
Dr Fries was professional, timely, and helped me to feel comfortable with making decisions whether to have surgery or not. I appreciate his confidence.
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Linda M in DAHINDA, IL – Sep 12, 2018
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He was very professional and explained everything in detail and allowed me to ask questions. I would highly recommend him!
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Denise in Coal Valley, IL – May 22, 2018
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Without a doubt, Dr. Fries is the best doctor I have ever been associated with, in ANY field. He is extremely knowledgeable on many topics, and easily understood. He has a knack of making his patients relaxed and comfortable, and explains his exam procedures, etc. I would highly recommend Dr....Read More
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Nicholas I Reiland in Blue Grass, IA – May 16, 2018
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Wonderful physician! Explains your diagnosis very thoroughly & in terms understandable to the patient.
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Donna in Moline, IL – May 11, 2018
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My favorite doctor! Very easy going and very knowledgeable! I hate my problem but don’t mind at all when I have to see him!
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Sheila in Moline, IL – May 10, 2018
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