Dr. Scott Kirk, MD

Dr. Scott Kirk, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
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Dr. Scott Kirk, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in River Forest, IL. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Read his story

7427 Lake St

River Forest, IL 60305

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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more than 90% of peers
Glaucoma
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more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Kirk's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kirk "A native Chicagoan, Scott Kirk was born in 1953, the same year his father, Dr. Harold Q. Kirk, began his ophthalmology practice in Oak Park, Illinois. With a father as a physician, Scott grew up immersed in medicine and in high school began working at West Suburban Hospital as an orderly and then as a scrub technician in the operating room before spending his summers working as an assistant in his father's practice. Scott attended Oak Park-River Forest High School where he was a three year letter winner in gymnastics. In 1971, he entered the University of Illinois where he majored in Zoology. At the University, he was on the Cheerleading squad and was elected captain of the squad his junior year. After completion of three years at the University of Illinois, he applied early to medical school and was accepted to Washington University in St. Louis. In 1978, he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Washington University and that same year married Jean Saline, his former cheerleading partner. Together they moved to Birmingham, Alabama where Scott served a surgical internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. The following year, Scott returned to Washington University to begin his ophthalmology residency. Upon completion of his residency, he returned to Oak Park, Illinois to join his father in private practice. Scott, the oldest, has two brothers and one sister who are all Ophthalmologists. Dr. Todd Kirk has his own practice on the south side of Chicago, while his sister Dr. Ann and her husband Doug (also an ophthalmologist) practice in Hammond, Indiana. Dr. Kent, upon completion of his medical training, also joined his father's practice. In 1986, the Kirk Eye Center, consisting of Dr. Harold, Dr. Scott and Dr. Kent moved from Oak Park to the present location in River Forest. In addition to a larger clinic, they built their free-standing ambulatory surgical center (ASC), one of the first licensed in the State of Illinois. Today, Dr. Scott's practice is general ophthalmology and he performs general eye exams, diagnosis and treatment of the eye including cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, Blepharoplasty, and Botox injections. The third generation of Kirk are following in the family tradition and pursing their studies in medicine. Tyler, the oldest of Scott's five children, joined the Kirk Eye Center in July 2012 after completion of a one year fellowship in Glaucoma. Allison (Babiuch) is a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Cleveland Clinic, while Spencer is specializing in sports medicine. Carter completed medical school at Georgetown in Washington, D.C. and his ophthalmology residency at the University of Alabama. Carter has joined the Kirk Eye Center as a Corneal Specialist. Marianne, the youngest, has completed her undergraduate degree at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, her Nursing degree at Belmont and is completing a doctorate in Nurse practitioner."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kirk ""Our  mission is to make patients feel welcome, comfortable, and understood while offering state-of-the-art services in a family setting.""
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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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Premium Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis

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 At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Washington University St Louis
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Carraway
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Wash University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kirk has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Kirk accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • 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
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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