Dr. Tamara Fountain, MD

Ophthalmology •  Female • Age 57
  
Dr. Fountain
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Ophthalmology Partners Ltd

740 Waukegan Rd Ste 360 Deerfield, IL 60015

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Dr. Tamara Fountain, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Deerfield, IL and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 1988. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Evanston Hospital and Highland Park Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fountain to book an appointment.


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DR. Tamara Fountain did DCR in my rt. eye August 19,2019. I have a good recovery, very pleased w/ the results of my DCR. I highly recommend her . She has a pleasing personality, smart and very knowledgeable of her craft. Thank you Dr. Fountain, well done, my tear duct problem is now history. She explained everything very well, before you can even ask questions. I think she can read her patient's mind. LOL. She puts your mind at ease. I give her 5 stars ( or 10 ) In the evening post surgery, she calls and make sure everything is ok. ( bleeding/pain ) ? I have none of those. Very caring doctor.
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Rose Serrano – Nov 22, 2019
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Excellent experience. Dr. Fountain was wonderful at the surgery and the staffs are supportive. Dr.FountIn even took time to call and make sure I am ok. I would highly recommend Dr. Fountain for the treatment.
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Lily Nov. 13, 2019 – Nov 14, 2019
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Excellent result delivered by a very personable surgeon. Dr. Fountain takes that extra time to make you feel comfortable because she understands her patients' natural fear of surgery around their eyes.
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Jul 16, 2019
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Dr. Fountain performed upper blepharoplasty on me about two months ago. During the surgery, she made me feel at ease by carrying on a conversation that I almost forgot that I was undergoing surgery. I did not experience any pain during nor after the surgery. The removal of the sutures a week after was painless as well. Two weeks after, my eyes already looked good. Her expertise, professionalism & bedside manners are all 5 stars. She brought back the eyes I was born with. I look like a younger version of myself. I don't need eye makeup anymore. I am so pleased with the outcome. However, the more important thing is she made me feel good about myself and that is priceless. If you are apprehensive about the surgery, you need not be. You will be in good hands. She will listen to your concerns but it's her expertise that will drive how much skin to remove. She is not the kind of doctor who will go by the patient's unrealistic expectations. Thank you to the brilliant/amazing Dr. Fountain!!!
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Jul 03, 2019
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Loved her and the staff! My eye surgery turned out amazing!
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Jun 21, 2019
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Excellent treatment, outcome and experience. The Doctor and her professional staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and caring.
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Apr 19, 2019
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Dr. Fountain is an exceptional physician. Her competence, knowledge and professionalism are evident in every visit. She did an excellent job performing surgery on my eyelids. She and her staff provide services with skill and compassion. Thank you, Dr. Fountain!
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Nancy H. – Dec 01, 2018
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I recently had eye surgery done by Dr. Fountain. I found her very easy to talk to and she takes the time to listen. She explained the procedure to me in depth before hand. Afterwards my recovery went almost word for word as she said it would. She and her assistant both followed up with me by phone during the first few days post surgery. What a wonderful feeling it is to have feeling that your doctor truly cares about you.
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Cindy Montry – Aug 19, 2018
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Dr. Fountain did a perfectly beautiful reconstruct of my Right Ptosis (droopy eyelid). Anyone needing any form of eye plastic surgery would be hard pressed to find a better surgeon in the Chicago area.
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Nancy Eckroad-Haney in Round Lake Beach – Jul 30, 2018
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She looks great on paper, but completely botched my mother's eyelid lift. One eye ended up looking ABNORMALLY larger than the other, and the lifted eye has continual problems (constant tearing, dryness). When we returned for a follow up visit and questioned the results, her response was completely defensive, stating "you sought me out, I didn't seek you out." Meaning, you came to me, I didn't ask you to come to me. Thanks Dr. for the permanent problems and asymmetric outcome. Beware!
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N. York in Chicago, IL – Jun 12, 2018
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Dr. Fountain treated my 7 year old son after a glass picture frame shattered and damaged his eye. Her bedside manner was incredible with our entire family. She was extremely thorough and we knew we could trust her advice. She put all of us at ease. Her follow up call was very detailed. I would highly recommend this doctor.
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Mar 15, 2018
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horrible staff and most of all this physician had an attitude problem and just doesn’t even care about her patients did not even address my issues and would not even listen to what I had to say expected more from her and left very dissatisfied would not recommend!!!!
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Deerfield – Feb 20, 2018
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I can highly recommend Dr. Fountain. She was professional, kind, thoughtful and extremely helpful. She did magnificent work on my eyes. The result is that I look 30 years younger. When I left her office after my final visit, when we shook hands with her upon leaving, she said, "It was an honor". No doctor has ever said that to me. Not only is she a masterful surgeon and artist, she is an amazing person.
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Feb 06, 2018
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I had a fantastic experience with Dr Fountain and her staff. Scheduling was smooth & the front desk were friendly. Her nurse Susan was excellent. She kept me up to date with my insurance approval status and prepared me well for surgery. Dr Fountain is very professional and took the time to explain everything and answer all of my questions. My surgery went well, and I had a great outcome. I work in healthcare and know excellent care when I see it. I would highly recommend this practice.
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Oct 20, 2017
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Dr. Fountain performed a functional upper blepharoplasty on both eyes. The results are amazing. I'm so glad that my regular eye doctor referred me to Dr. Fountain. Her skill is superb. Her care is professional, yet personal and caring. Susan is also a great asset to the practice. She took extra time and care to calm my nerves while scheduling the surgery - and was helpful and patient when I called back with additional procedural questions. I would recommend this team to anybody any time.
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Lake Villa, IL – Oct 07, 2017
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Dr. Fountain was compassionate, caring, and absolutely professional. She knew the procedure would be extremely uncomfortable and was very empathetic and personal. She was a very caring professional.
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Chicago, IL – Sep 09, 2017
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Thank you Dr. Fountain, you probably saved my life, possibly my wife's and others. The experience with you and your staff was exceptional. Everyone made me feel like I was part of the family. The surgery was all new to me and I was very assured by you ad your staff. I am happy that I can now see without always raising my eyebrows,and can safely drive without endangering my passengers and others on the road. Great experience.
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Beauregard in Buffalo Grove, IL – Jul 30, 2017
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I recently completed week 9 of my double Upper Blepharoplasty (drooping eyelid). I was very pleased w the surgical results performed by Dr Fountain. In my opinion, her surgical skills are as much artistic as technical, based on my improved results. Although my ocular anatomy is bilaterally symmetrical, my drooping was not, the right eye sagging much more than the left. Post op results were as symmetrical as this patient will ever be, and I am grateful to Dr Fountain's and her wonderful staff.
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dean lindsay in wilmette, IL – Jun 10, 2017
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Dr. Fountain has been treating me for Graves' Eye Disease for about 2+ years, and could not recommend her more highly. She has shown tremendous care, concern, patience, and compassion while the disease has run its' course and I could finally get surgery. She made me feel instantly comfortable, never rushes through an appointment, thoroughly answers questions, has great follow-up, and referred me to a terrific ENT doctor (Joseph Raviv) who did an endoscopic sinus surgery. She's the best!
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Caitlin in Chicago, IL – Jun 08, 2017
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My experience with Dr. Fountain was exceptional. Dr. Fountain not only provided excellent surgical skills and results, but she also gave me the opportunity to see a bright, dedicated physician who really cares about her patients. I won't hesitate to recommend Dr. Fountain to others.
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About Me

Dr. Fountain is committed to patient satisfaction and she enjoys the reward of listening to her patients as well as making sure they understand their conditions and their options for treating it.  Surgery can be an overwhelming life decision.  Dr. Fountain and her office staff are committed to helping make this process as reassuring as possible. 

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1996
University Of Southern California
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Johns Hopkins
Residency Hospital
1989
Pennsylvania Hospital Of University of Pennsylvania Health System
Internship Hospital
1988
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1984
Stanford University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Executive Secretary, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 2007-2011
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, 2016
  • America's Top Ophthalmologists, 2010 to pr
  • Best Doctors, 2006-prese
  • President, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2018
  • Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2008, 2010
  • President, Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, 2002-2005
  • Oral Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2014,16
  • Board of Trustees, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2005-2008
  • Chairman of the Board, Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company, 2014-16
  • Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2007
  • Board of Directors of Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance company, 2008-15
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Wilmer Eye Hospital, John Hopkins Hospital, 2015
  • Board of Directors, Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company, 2008 to pr

Media & Publications

  • Ophthalmology: The Next Generation, Dec. 2011
  • Lashing Out, April 2009
  • Tool Kit., 2014
  • Perioperative Systemic Anticoagulation in Oculoplastics Procedures: Balancing the Risk, 2010
  • Ophthalmic Malpractice and Physician Gender: A Claims Data Analysis., 2014
  • “Muller Muscle-Conjunctiva Resection (MMCR) for Blepharoptosis In Patients With Glaucoma Filtering Blebs”,, 2007
  • Eyelid eversion for visualization of the upper eyelid lamellae; An anatomic cadaver study., 2011
  • Periorbital Skin Cancers: The Dermatologist’s Perspective, 2006
  • Castleman’s Disease in the Orbit of a 17-year-old Girl: A Case Report., 2013
  • Twitter at the 2014 and 2015 Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology., 2016
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Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Ophthalmological Society, Member
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Member
  • Chicago Ophthalmological Society, Member
  • Department of Ophthalmology Section Chair Emeritus Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Rush University Medical Center Chicago, Professor
  • Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, Member
  • Women in Ophthalmology, Member

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Dr. Fountain's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fountain treats Eyelid Disorders more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Fountain treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Tear Duct Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fountain treats Tear Duct Disorders more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Fountain treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Eye Infections
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fountain treats Eye Infections more than 54% of her peers

Dr. Fountain treats this condition more than 54% of her peers

Dr. Fountain's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Graves' Disease
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Disease

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Ophthalmology Partners Ltd

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    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Evanston Hospital

Evanston, IL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Highland Park Hospital

Highland Park, IL
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)