Dr. Stephen G. Krates, DO

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Dr. Stephen G. Krates, DO

Ophthalmology | Male

Krates Eye Center 7340 W College Dr Fl 2, Palos Heights, IL 60463 Get Directions
(708) 361-7800

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Dr. Krates specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Palos Heights, IL. He practices at 3 locations.

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      4.8 based on 23 responses
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      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (22)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (22)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Krates' Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (22)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (22)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (23)
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      in Oak Lawn, IL |
      I would highly recommend Dr Krates for any eye needs you may have.I recently underwent cataract surgery.I was very apprehensive about the procedure because I had RK on both eyes done years ago.I found out that this would present a challenge because it makes the removal of cataracts more difficult for the doctor.Because of Dr Krates excellent surgical skills and knowledge it was a successful operation and exceeded my expectations.He and his staff were wonderful.Very kind and patient.
      in Justice, IL |
      Very thorough exams, takes the time to ask you questions and answer any the patient may have. Dr. Krates and his staff are very polite and make the patient feel comfortable at each visit.
      in Orland Park |
      Strongly recommend Dr Krates and office to others. Treated respectfully and with courtesy at several offices. Office is very respectful of your time and adheres to appointment schedules. Options fully explained and all questions were answered. Cataract surgery was uneventful and very quick and no discomfort at all. Did not need any type of emergency care but was advised it was readily available if required.
      in Oak Lawn, IL |
      I had a very good experience with Dr. Krates. He was very knowledgeable about recent innovations and was able to o explain them to me. I did not have to wait more than a couple of minutes for each of my appointments. My procedure, a smashing success, went smoothly and quickly.
      in Orland Park, IL |
      I was very pleased with the service I received. Everyone was pleasant and i didn't have to wait long for appointment time when I arrived. They were very accommodating. I would highly recommend Krates Eye Centers.
      in Palos Park, IL |
      Dr. Krates is an excellent doctor--thorough, knowledgeable, explains things well, pleasant, takes his time with patients. Exams, surgery, other treatments done with highest standards.
      in Oak Lawn, IL |
      Office staff and surgery staff very efficient and friendly. Dr. Krates takes time and care to describe procedures, precautions, things to watch for. Surgery was smooth and painless, with no undesirable after-effects as of 36 hours later.
      in Oak Lawn Illinois |
      Excellent.DrKrates is a very nice man.Excellent caring service and friendly atmosphere.He was very friendly and reassuring.I felt very comfortable with him from the first moment on.I chose him because of his knowledgeable staff and the excellent reviews he has received from former patients.I highly recommend him without reservation to anyone needing these services.He is one of the best in his field.
      in Palos Heights, IL |
      The doctor produced excellent results.
      Chicago, IL |
      He did my cataract surgery on my left eye 3 years ago and in June 2016. on my right eye.
      in Chicago, IL |
      I was hesitant when hearing I would have to undergo cataract surgery, but that fear went away thanks to Dr. Krates and his staff. Dr. Krates uses an outpatient surgery technique that allowed me to come home the very same day of the surgery, and only requires only one eye drop medication. Procedure aside, Dr. Krates has a wonderful bedside manner and always made me feel comfortable and willing to ask questions. Post surgery I have had no issues or concerns, and I highly recommend him.
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      Specialties

      • Ophthalmology

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      • Ophthalmology

      Conditions Treated

      • 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
      • Chorioretinal Scars
      • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
      • Corneal Diseases
      • Corneal Ulcer
      • Diabetic Retinopathy
      • Diplopia
      • Drusen
      • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • Dry Eyes
      • Eye Cancer
      • Eye Infections
      • Eyelid Disorders
      • Floaters
      • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
      • Glaucoma
      • Headache
      • Keratitis
      • Macular Edema
      • Migraine
      • Optic Neuritis
      • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
      • Pinguecula
      • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
      • Retina Diseases
      • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
      • Retinal Vein Occlusion
      • Retinoschisis
      • Senile Cataracts
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Temporal Arteritis
      • Trichiasis
      • Ulcer
      • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

      Procedures Performed

      • Cataract Removal Surgery
      • Eye Surgery
      • Eyelid Surgery
      • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
      • Glaucoma Surgery
      • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

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        Malpractice Claims

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        MIDWESTERN UNIV CHICAGO COLL OF OSTEO MED

        Graduated in 1981

      • Internship Hospital
        Botsford General Hospital

        Completed in 1982

      • Residency Hospital
        Botsford Gnrl Hosp

        Completed in 1985

      • Undergraduate School
        Michigan State University

        Graduated in 1977

      • Other Education
        Stanford University Basic Life Sciences Eye Course

        Completed in 1984

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Specializes in Ophthalmology
      • Board certified in Ophthalmology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Krates' Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

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      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients