Dr. Yuri Kern, MD

Dr. Yuri Kern, MD

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Pediatric Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
48 y/o
(1)

Accepting new patients

Yuri Kim Kern, MD specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of pediatric eye conditions and adult strabismus. In addition to being a partner at Arbor Centers for EyeCare, she serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, an attending physician at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Children's Memorial Hospital) and the University of Illinois Eye Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Dr. Kern is a classically trained pianist, and although she considered pursuing a career in music, she embarked on a career in medicine. After completing her advanced training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She joined Arbor Centers for EyeCare in 2000. Dr. Kern has always had a strong interest and dedication to teaching future physicians and ophthalmologists. She has been an active faculty member at several academic institutions in the Chicago area since completing her training. She is also passionate about sharing her knowledge with other practicing physicians. She has lectured both locally and nationally as well as presented at various professional meetings. Dr. Kern is deeply committed to international eye care, having volunteered her time and expertise providing care to the underserved in India, Mexico and Africa. She finds her time spent on these eye missions some of the most rewarding experiences as a physician. Dr. Kern sees patients at the Arbor Centers for EyeCare's Chicago, Homewood and Orland Park locations. She supervises teaching clinics at the Rush Eye Center, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Children's Memorial Hospital) and the University of Illinois Eye Center. In addition to caring for her patients, Dr. Kern enjoys running, music, traveling and spending time with her family.

Arbor Centers for EyeCare

2640 183rd St

Homewood, IL 60430
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan

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more than 95% of peers
Heterophoria
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more than 57% of peers
Esophoria
normal
more than 50% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
45

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anisocoria
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Strabismus Surgery

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

  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Hospital For Sick Children
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kern's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kern to family and friends
5.0
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Dr. Kern'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
    Under 10 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kern accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Kern has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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Advocate South Suburban Hospital
17800 Kedzie Ave
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
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