Dr. Shivan Tekwani, MD

Dr. Shivan Tekwani, MD

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Dr. Shivan Tekwani, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Homewood, IL and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ in 2006 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.Read his story

2640 183rd St

Homewood, IL 60430

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 93% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Tekwani's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tekwani "Shivan Tekwani, M.D. is a medical retina and vitreous specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist at Arbor Centers for EyeCare. His interests include the diagnosis and treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and cataract surgery. Dr. Tekwani enjoys educating his patients about how their general health affects their eyes. After growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of an ophthalmologist, Dr. Tekwani attended Stanford University where he explored everything from biology to windsurfing. He then returned to the Midwest to study medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago, where his interest in ophthalmology and retinal diseases grew. He met and married his wife, Karis, in medical school and together now have three beautiful children. Dr. Tekwani was selected as the Chief Resident during his senior year of ophthalmology residency at the Loyola University Medical Center and the Hines V.A. in Chicago. Following his advanced training in medical retina, he joined Arbor Centers for EyeCare in 2011. Dr. Tekwani is described by his colleagues as a doctor with a kind demeanor and clear "thought process" about doctoring and the importance of outstanding patient care. Coming from a strong medical background, he maintains a solid understanding of the business of medicine and the many non-medical factors that affect our patients and practice daily. In addition to working at Arbor, Dr. Tekwani devotes his time teaching residents and medical students at the Loyola University Medical Center and the Hines V.A. as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology. He values the education he received and enjoys being able to share his knowledge with patients and future physicians. In his free time, Dr. Tekwani enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, movies, golfing, and being a sports nut."

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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

93  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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11  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Laser Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Testing

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

  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • MacNeal Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Loyola University Medical Center & Hines Veteran Affairs
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Kentucky & Retina Associates of Kentucky
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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