Dr. Tamara R. Fountain, MD

Dr. Tamara R. Fountain, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery | Female | 53 years old

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4.8 based on 84 responses
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Experience with Dr. Fountain
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (84)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (84)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (84)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Fountain's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (82)
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in Highwood Il |
Dr. Fountain and her staff are compassionate, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I have gotten exceptional results after each of my eye surgeries with only minimal discomfort.
in Zion, IL |
Dr. Fountain treated me as if I was her only patient. Explained the procedure so that I understood exactly what would happen & also made me aware of expectations. Results were spot on & I am a happy camper. Was disappointed when I was released from her care. I was treated like family & will recommend her with confidence.
in Glencoe, IL |
Dr. Fountain was the 3rd ocular surgeon I visited before I had my procedure. I felt the other 2 doctors were upselling me additional procedures that I did not feel I needed. Dr. Fountain never suggested additional procedures & assured me that my outcome would be fantastic--which it was! I was very happy & feel that she is an honest doctor who cares more about the patient than her fees.
in Wilmette, IL |
Great experience. Caring staff.
in Winnetka, IL |
Excellent results with surgery on eyelid in one say that others wanted to do over two days, Dr. Fountain takes time to carefully explain the procedure and has a superb demeanor.
in Glenview, IL |
I had an A plus experience with dr. Fountain. She preformed a bilateral Blepharoplasty and I love my results. She couldn't have been better both clinically and surgically. I always felt that my questions and concerns were handled with sensitivity and respect.
in McHenry IL |
Dr Fountain is a real pro at what she does. Best doctoring experience I have ever had. Her surgery expertise was successful where two surgery attempts by others failed. She has the unique ability to make medical care a pleasant experience. I highly recommend her.
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    Specialties

    • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Oculoplastic Surgery
    • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery

    Board Certifications

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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Benign Tumor
    • Blind Hypertensive Eye
    • Blocked Tear Duct
    • Cancer
    • Chalazion
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Dry Eyes
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Entropion
    • Eye Cancer
    • Eye Infections
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Eyelid Spasm
    • Graves' Disease
    • Tear Duct Disorders
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Trichiasis

    Procedures Performed

    • Blepharoplasty
    • Botox® Injection
    • Brow Lift
    • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
    • Canthotomy
    • Conjunctivoplasty
    • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
    • Dacryocystorhinostomy
    • Enucleation of Eye
    • Excision of Chalazion
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Facial Peel
    • Nasal Lacrimal Duct Surgery
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Oculoplastic Surgery
    • Oculoplastics
    • Orbit Evisceration
    • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
    • Orbital Exenteration 
    • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
    • Orbital Surgical Procedures
    • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
    • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
    • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
    • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
    • Repair of Lid Retraction
    • Stitches
    • Surgical Biopsy
    • Tear Drainage Surgery
    • Tear Duct Surgery

    Background Check

    • 0
      Malpractice Claims

      No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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    • 0
      Sanctions

      No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    • 0
      Board Actions

      No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Education

    • Medical School
      Harvard Medical School

      Graduated in 1988

    • Internship Hospital
      Pennsylvania Hospital

      Completed in 1989

    • Residency Hospital
      Johns Hopkins

      Completed in 1992

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of Southern California

      Completed in 1996

    • Undergraduate School
      Stanford University

      Graduated in 1984

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • President, Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, 2002-2005
      • Board of Directors, Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company, 2008 to pr
      • Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2007
      • Executive Secretary, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 2007-2011
      • Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2008, 2010
      • America's Top Ophthalmologists, 2010 to pr
      • Board of Trustees, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2005-2008
      • Best Doctors, 2006-prese
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    • Media & Publications
      • Lashing Out, April 2009
      • Ophthalmology: The Next Generation, Dec. 2011
      • Section Editor, Ptosis. Pearls and Pitfall in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery, 2009
      • Perioperative Systemic Anticoagulation in Oculoplastics Procedures: Balancing the Risk, 2010
      • “Muller Muscle-Conjunctiva Resection (MMCR) for Blepharoptosis In Patients With Glaucoma Filtering Blebs”,, 2007
      • Periorbital Skin Cancers: The Dermatologist’s Perspective, 2006
      • EyeSmart Injury Prevention Campaign, July 1, 20
      • Latisse Interview on MSNBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman Show, 2009
      • Champagne Cork Injuries, Dec. 2008
      • Eyelid Surgery Has More Than Cosmetic Benefits, 12-8-11

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Board certified in Ophthalmology
    • No malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Fountain's Office & Staff

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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes

    Experience with Dr. Fountain

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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    Dr. Fountain's Care Philosophy

    Listen to my patients, teach them about their condition,take time to answer their questions and above all, treat them with respect and candor