Dr. Tamara R. Fountain, MD

Dr. Tamara R. Fountain, MD

Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery | Female | 53 years old

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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      4.8 based on 83 responses
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      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (83)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • 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)
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      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

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      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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

      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 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