Dr. Stephen Krates, DO

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 62
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Dr. Stephen Krates, DO
Dr. Stephen Krates, DO is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Orland Park, IL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Krates is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

15300 West Ave Ste 315

Orland Park, IL 60462

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Dr. Stephen Krates, DO

Dr. Stephen Krates, DO

Accepted insurance

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

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Dry Eyes
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Senile Cataracts
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology*

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
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • 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


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

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.


  • Michigan State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Midwestern Univ Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Botsford General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Botsford Gnrl Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Stanford University Basic Life Sciences Eye Course
    Other Education | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Krates has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Krates' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Krates to family and friends
based on 116 total reviews (90 with comments)
Dr. Krates' 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 (90)
in Chicago, IL |
Excellent personified!
in Monee IL |
I went to Dr Krates for cataract surgery. The experience was excellent from start to finish. Dr. Krates.explained the procedure, answered my questions and provided follow-up treatment..I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I would definitely recommend Dr. Krates to my friends.
in Manhattan, IL |
Great job on both eyes and Dr. Krates is also a NICE guy.
Excellent bedside manner. You are in good hands with Dr. Krates. I experienced excellent results and could not be happier with my surgeon.
in Tinley Park, IL |
could not be more pleased. He cerently new what he was doing. Wearing glasses for over 50years, now I do not neede them for anything except reading.
in Crest Hill, IL |
Dr Krates is a dedicated surgeon who exemplifies those qualities of experience, skill and professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Krates for cataract surgery.
in Orland Park, IL |
Dr. orates did a wonderful job doing my cataract surgery. Minimum pain with 20/20 vision after 60 years.
in Tinley Park, IL |
Absolutely wonderful experience
in Chicago Illinois |
Dr krates and his staff made this a very pleasant experience.
in Palos Park, IL |
Cataract surgery was painless and yielded great results. Glad I chose Dr. Krates
in Oak Lawn, IL |
Most people are nervous when doing something with eyes. I certainly was. Dr, Krates made me feel so comfortable. He is also a marvelous surgeon. I just had the second cataract surgery two days ago. I feel great and see terrific! I would recommend him to everyone I know.
in Chicago, Illinois |
I am totally blown away by how awesome this doctor is. He is the ultimate professional along with his staff. I can see again...he gave me back my site. Have no fear with him at the wheel doing your cataract surgery. Simply the best. I sit and just stare at all the beautiful colors. I am amazed!!! I was in and out of there in record time for surgery's and post op appointments. The facilities were spotless and comforting! Thank you Thank you Thank you! My eyes thank you??????
in Willowbrook, IL 60527 |
Dr. Krates, Dr. Porter and their staff were exceptionable. They were always professional, I received excellent care and the results of my cataract surgery was phenomenal. I would highly recommend their services.
Homer Glen, IL |
It was a pleasant experience...
in Frankfort, IL |
Dr. Krates is an exceptional surgeon, spends time with you, very down to earth, always has a smile on his face and puts you at ease.
Orland Park, IL |
very professional very efficient very organized smooth
in Griffith Indiana |
The end result was remarkable, resolution is amazing. Great experience, even though I was not the best patient in the OR.
in Orland Park, IL |
There are not enough positive words to describe my experience with Dr. Krates. "Above and Beyond" seems to be his motto! From my first appointment through my surgery, Dr. Krates and his staff were wonderful. High praises to a very special and caring doctor.
in Joliet |
Very caring and compassionate doctor and staff. Would absolutely recommend him to anyone.
in Palos Park, IL |
Everything went well. The staff at the doctor's office and at Palos Surgicenter were informative, courteous and very professional. I am completely satisfied with the results of my cataract surgery.
in chicago il |
Dr Krates and his staff are the most wonderful people ever. Wish I have done this years ago. Thank you guys for an awesome experience.
in MOKENA , IL |
in Orland Park, Ill. |
We think Dr. Krates is the best!! My husband had cataract surgery and everything was explained to us step by step. He and his staff are outstanding!! The day of the surgery they couldn't do enough for us. Dr. Krates spent time explaining everything afterwards!! The outcome was great!! We can't Thank him enough for the beautiful plant.
Orland Park, IL |
I found Dr Krates and Dr. Porter treated me as an individual and addressed my questions and concerns in a manner that was easily understandable. He and his staff also have a sense of humor that made the experience less tense.
in Palos Park, IL |
Dr. Krates and his staff, including Dr. Porter, are among the most efficient and caring group of medical providers that I have worked with. They are all very patient, answering all of my questions, and listening to all of my concerns. I had cataract surgery on both eyes and felt very comfortable prior to the surgeries knowing that the staff put me at ease by relating to me the step-by-step procedure. The nursing staff at the Surgi- Center was spectacular and took very good care of me.
in New Lenox, IL |
Very great experience. Complete success with very little hassle. I would recommend Dr. Krates with no reservations. The floral gift was a very nice touch. John Thomas
in Steger |
Very professional staff and setting. Felt very comfortable.
in Chicago Ridge, IL |
one of the best doctors ive ever had wonderful bedsidemanner that explains everything to you and answers all my questions
in New Lenox, IL |
Dr Krates and Dr Porter were wonderful. Very professional and always answered any Questions I asked. Would highly recommend them
in Oak Lawn, IL |
would absolutely recommend Dr. Krates, He and his whole team are the best to deal with.
in Orland Park, IL |
Dr. Krates and his staff were all great people. They were very professional and fun to be around.
Homer Glen, IL |
Ecellent surgeon! Very conscientious doctor. Highly recommend for cataract surgery
in Tinley Park, IL |
Great staff and doctors.
in Orland Park, IL |
Very professional, 5 stars on the surgeries and follow ups. Very knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease.
Tinley Park, IL |
I had cataracts removed from both eyes. The doctor and his staff made me comfortable, explained what would be happening. The procedures went extremely well. Thank you.
Orland Park, IL |
I would recommend him to anyone seeking eye care. Very competent and very professional.
in Chicago, IL |
Most highly recommend Dr. Krates and his staff for your eye care needs and concerns!
in Chicago, IL |
I recently had cataract surgery in both eyes. Dr. Krates did an excellent job of explaining the procedure and answering my questions. The difference in my vision is remarkable. I could not have asked for a better experience.
in Frankfort, IL |
I recently had cataract surgery with Dr. Krates and I couldn't be happier. I had forgotten what it was like to have clear vision. Now EVERYTHING is in High Definition. Working with Dr. Krates and his staff has been a total pleasure. If you need cataract surgery this is your guy.
in Chicago, IL |
I had to have cataract surgery and Dr. Stephen G. Krates was recommended by my eye doctor, Dr. Casey Hogan. Dr. Krates put me at ease immediately. He explained the procedure and answered any and all questions to my satisfaction. Surgery for both eyes is complete and I can't tell you how thrilled I am with the results. I am seeing again like I've never experienced before. Everything is so crystal clear and the colors are so vivid. I would highly recommend Dr. Krates!
Chicago, IL |
Very good at putting you at easy if you are at all nerverous about any eye procedure.
in Orland Park, IL |
Excellent expierence, will be doing other eye soon.
in Frankfort, IL |
I, would be happy, to tell you about my experience with Dr. Krates! On meeting the doctor, he is extremely pleasant, and makes you feel you are in knowledgeable and caring hand's! Dr. Krates operated on me for cataract's in both eyes. His surgery, and surgery team are extremely efficient and accomplished in caring for the patient. My surgery was done at CMIS in Mokena. Dr.'s office staff is VERY kind, considerate, and informative! My experience was OUTSTANDING, and reassuring!!! Joan Watt
in Palos Park, IL |
Dr. Krates performed cataract surgery on both my eyes and I can only say "I am overwhelmed with my new vison", the clarity and depth of colors is amazing. I do not recall how long it's been since my vision was this good .... it's funny how you can get accustomed to poor vision!! His staff is great, professional, friendly, and always accommodating. My only regret is I waited too long to have this procedure done. Oh, did I mention it is completely painless, without any discomfort at all, Thank-You
in Mokena, IL |
Dr. Krates was very friendly and very informative. Explains the procedure and made me feel less anxious about the whole procedure. Answered all my questions and my daughter's also. His staff explained every step of what they were doing and why.
in justice IL |
excellent doctor.very personable.explains everything hes doing. takes time to answer questions and put you at ease.
in Alsip, IL |
I had cataract and Toric lens surgery with Dr. Krates. He and his staff are amazing. They are always very professional in the way that they interact with patients. They use the very latest in technology. They plan for all pre-op and post-op needs, including appointments with your primary care eye doctor. They also give you a bag containing all the items, including medicines, you need to have for pre- and post- operation. You do not have to pick up a phone or visit your pharmacy once.
in Tinley Park, IL |
Dr Krates is a caring professional. He takes his time to explain all your options never jumping into anything without a good explanation. Weighting the good with the bad. Nothing but praise for this Dr.
in Tinley Park, IL |
Everything about it was great! Dr. Krates took good care of my Grandmother and now does the same for me. I have clients that go to Dr. Krates that say the same and I recommend friends, family and clients to go see him.
in Tinley Park, IL |
I have been going to Dr. Krates for many years and feel very fortunate to have him as my ophthalmologist. He has done procedures on both my eyes with excellent results. Dr. Krates is very professional and has a great personality easing any anxiety or concerns....very easy to talk to. Many many thanks Dr. Krates for being my doctor.
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Dr. Krates accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    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
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Krates has admitting privileges

Palos Community Hospital
12251 S 80th Ave
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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