Dr. Susan Fowell, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 58
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Dr. Susan Fowell, MD
Dr. Susan Fowell, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Rockford, IL. She is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Fowell is affiliated with Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Northern Illinois Retina Ltd

1235 N Mulford Rd Ste 100

Rockford, IL 61107

Contact Information

(815) 226-4990

Dr. Susan Fowell, MD

Dr. Susan Fowell, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana

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Dr. Fowell's Experience

Dr. Fowell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pars Planitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • 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.


  • Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fowell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fowell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fowell to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Fowell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
South Beloit, IL |
I saw her some years ago. Originally I thought this doctor was very competent (so 3 stars) and she'd seemed very caring. However, I was dismissed as a patient after missing an appt THEY called and rescheduled with my wife - while my dad was critically ill and dying and I forgot. The desk has apparently been instructed on zero tolerance for missed appts. and take no explanations. (On a previous appt. I saw an older lady at the desk crying - she apparently was kicked off too.)
Rockford, IL |
Truly a pleasant experience. Her office schedueled me in 24 hours. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful. Dr Fowell has a quiet, professional presence. She repaired a hole in my retina by laser. Excellent care was given me by Dr Fowell and her staff.
in Rockford, IL |
I was very pleased with doctor Fowell and her staff. They explained everything as they went along and answered my questions. I felt at ease the entire time i was there.
in Rockford, IL |
Doctor Fowell's staff and Dr Fowell herself were very good examples of the best in medicine. From the first contact I was treated with compassion and respect and my concerns were addressed and answered unlike my previous visits with another area practice. Dr Fowell has a warm and friendly manner who gives me a feeling that I am in the best hands for my condition and I am so thankful that I found her and her staff. In my book, she's a 10 ! Her staff love her and she them and it shows.??
in Rockford, IL |
She has taken care of my Macular Degeneration for a number of years and done a wonderful job. I still have vision. I have friends who are now blind. I would recommend her any day.
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Dr. Fowell accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Fowell has admitting privileges

Rockford Memorial Hospital
2400 N Rockton Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
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