Dr. Richard Grostern, MD

Dr. Richard Grostern, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Grostern, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

University Ophthalmology Associates, Ltd

1725 W Harrison St Ste 918

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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Herpetic Keratitis
very high
more than 91% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 91% of peers
very high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Grostern'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Grostern "A lot of what we do is considered elective surgery, some of it is cosmetic surgery, and often though this is life-changing stuff. Humans are very visual creatures, and to give them better vision is actually tremendously satisfying. And patients are typically very appreciative of obtaining better vision through procedures or sometimes something as simple as new glasses. Deep down a lot of people are afraid of losing what they've got in their precious sense of sight. That's the main fear that I think every ophthalmologist encounters every day. Reassurance is important - explaining the process to people, explaining problems to people, explaining their eye diseases to them, and approaching it with a way that we can attack it - a way that we can tackle their eye problems and hopefully cure them for good."


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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

58  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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6  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • 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.


  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Rush Presby St Lukes
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Rush Presby St Lukes
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Grostern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Grostern's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Grostern to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Grostern's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Grostern is amazing! He explains all the information, so that you can truly understand. I trust him completely- he really knows his stuff!!! He's very nice. My kids and I think he's great!
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Dr. Grostern did cataract surgery on both my mother and I a few years ago and was a wonderful Dr. And very informative, did a great job!!
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