Dr. Thomas Mizen, MD

Dr. Thomas Mizen, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
63 y/o
13 reviews

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Thomas R. Mizen, M.D. & Associates, LLC

6187 S Archer Ave Ste 101

Chicago, IL 60638
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian

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Care Philosophy

Neuro-ophthalmology is one of the subspecialties of ophthalmology that bridges neurology and neurosurgery. I get to see patients who have disorders of vision not on an ocular problem but rather on a brain problem. More often than not, I'm usually making a diagnosis and then trying to help the patient out with visual aids when we're finished. The surgical procedures I perform are usually those on the optic nerve or for the eye muscles for double vision. In younger patients who experience loss of vision from an inflamed optic nerve, as can occur with optic neuritis, recovery rates are as high as 84 percent with appropriate therapy. As patients get older and experience optic nerve strokes, unfortunately recovery is about 30 percent. Then what we need to do is to guide the patient through the pathway of rehabilitative services which are available to them. The role is of course to minimize vision loss, but then the role is to maximize patient comfort and performance of daily activities when we're finished.
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Dr. Mizen's Experience

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Dr. Mizen'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
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy

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.

Education

  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Rush-Presby-St Lukes Med Ct
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Rush-Presby-St Lukes Med Ct
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Barnes - Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mizen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mizen's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mizen to family and friends
4.1
based on 13 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Mizen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Chicago, IL |
23 years as a patient. I describe Dr. Mizen to friends as an example of what a 5 star doctor is. He the most brilliant doctor that I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of doctors in my life. He diagnosed me correctly and immediately when a number of other neurologists failed. I am 100% confident in his judgement. He has also referred me to other 5 star physicians. With tests, dilation, and how thorough he is, the time there for an appointment can be very long. He's worth the wait.
in Chicago, IL |
I was referred to Dr. Mizen in 2009 when I was diagnosed with Strabismus (crossed eyes) as a result of Graves Disease. He was able to correct my vision with only 2 procedures (one on each eye) . Both were done out patient with almost immediate positive results. I am truly grateful in finding him.
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Dr. Mizen accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Pipefitters
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Mizen has admitting priveleges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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