Dr. Richard Dennis, MD

Dr. Richard Dennis, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
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73 y/o
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Dr. Richard Dennis, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 73 years old. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center.

Chicago Cornea Consultants

1725 W Harrison St Ste 928

Chicago, IL 60612
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

Learn about Dr. Dennis

Care Philosophy

I was in the Air Force as a flight surgeon and was exposed to a lot of ophthalmology when I was a younger doctor. And instead of going into internal medicine, which I had planned, I switched and went into ophthalmology because of the lasers and high tech equipment. And it's only gotten better. With the advent of computers, the Internet, sharing data, there's been an explosion of information in our field. And virtually every year our technology has gotten better. We have advances in treating tumors and things like that, that weren't there, chemotherapy, even antiviral therapy for eye infections that has changed quite a bit in the last 10 years. I still think about - every day - how lucky I am to be able to do what I do. I like helping people. I like teaching, and every day I'm able to do those kinds of things.
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Experience for Dr. Dennis

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Top Care Areas for Dr. Dennis by Patient Volume

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Corneal Diseases

Dr. Dennis treated this condition for more patients than 91% of his peers nationwide.

very high

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Glaucoma

Dr. Dennis treated this condition for more patients than 91% of his peers nationwide.

very high

3

Corneal Ulcer

Dr. Dennis treated this condition for more patients than 87% of his peers nationwide.

high

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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

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • 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 Illinois
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Valley Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Valley Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dennis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Dennis does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Dennis and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Dennis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dennis to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews
Dr. Dennis' 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
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Dennis accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Hospitals where Dr. Dennis has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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