Dr. William Myers, MD

Dr. William Myers, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
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Dr. William Myers, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Skokie, IL and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1978 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment surgery, and more.Read his story

9150 Crawford Ave Ste 201

Skokie, IL 60076

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthLink
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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Migraine
very high
more than 97% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Myers' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Myers " William Myers left Northshore Medical Group in 2015 to reopen a practice dedicated to care of his patients as a primary goal. Medicine has become an impersonal big medicine machine. It is time for doctors to take back the reins of medical control. This is best served by doctors individually working with their patients. At Dr Stuart Sondheimer's office in Skokie, near his prior locations in Evanston and Skokie, Dr Myers can now arrange personalized patient care with less need for bureaucratic management. This will lead to greater doctor patient direct time and less filing in meaningless computer data. His new location has state of the art equipment and he is a faculty member at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where he has taught and mentored residents in cataract surgery for over 30 years. He was named Teacher of the Year 3 straight years in the Ophthalmology Program there. Dr Myers established a Resident Education fund at Northwestern making a major donation to promote resident education. Dr. Myers created the ambulatory surgery mentorship program in 2002. He has trained several classes of ophthalmologists in that role. He current researches in the field of ophthalmic pharmacology introducing intracameral (Dropless) dilation techniques to cataract surgery in the United States. Most patients do not need to use any drops prior to or after their cataract surgery. Dr Myers has been the creator and primary instructor in an international program at the ASCRS and AAO, ophthalmology's largest organized groups for the last several years. He is a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. Dr Myers has performed more than 2000 cataract surgeries. He is an active member and part owner of Northshore Same Day Surgery Center in Lincolnwood where he performs most of his cataract procedures. He was instrumental in getting a femtosecond cataract laser at the Center, but after completing certification on the laser, he still prefers the surgical feel of manual self-performed surgery. He has been a speaker at the annual Resident Phacoemulsification Course at Northwestern since its inception, giving him exposure to the other best surgical teachers in the Chicago. Dr Myers lives in Chicago with his wife Lisa and dog, Sookie a Grand Champion Bearded Collie. He has two daughters, Darienne a PhD candidate at UCSF Immunology Program and Jenna, an admissions officer at her alma mater, Bryn Mawr College. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Myers "Personal service in a caring manner complemented by state of the art equipment."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • 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
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

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

  • Haverford College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Roosevelt Hospital Columbia University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Myers has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Myers' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Myers to family and friends
3.6
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Myers' Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Myers Says:

Dr Myers understands that many patients feel rushed through an exam.  Dr. Myers has witnessed the change in medical care himself and does not like it.  This system was created by government and corporations. calling the shots  He does not like the fact that much of the exam is done without facing the patient due to meaningless computer data entry.  In his new environment he reconfirms his desire to have more personal

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Patient Comments (3)

He is a gifted surgeon and a wonderful doctor.
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Dr Myers is very thorough. He spends a lot of time on eye health and checking for proper vision. I went to old office and was unhappy with the new care team and so I am returning to Dr Myers. Since he is part time at this office scheduling may be tricky but you wont be disappointed.
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Excellent, I will recommend him to family and friend. He perform cataract removal on both my eyes. I'm very please with Dr Myers.
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