Brian L Heffelfinger MD

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Brian L. Heffelfinger, M.D.

Brian L. Heffelfinger, M.D.After graduating with honors from the University of Illinois in 1991, Dr. Heffelfinger received his MD degree from Rush University in Chicago in 1995. He completed a surgical internship and ophthalmology residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center in 1999. He then completed a glaucoma fellowship with the glaucoma specialists of Northwestern University School of Medicine.

Dr. Heffelfinger joined Fox Valley Ophthalmology in July 2000. He sees patients in our St. Charles and Elgin offices. He sees both general ophthalmology and glaucoma patients in these two offices. As a cataract surgeon, his special interest is the use of toric or bifocal lens implants to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses after cataract surgery.

Dr. Heffelfinger is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Illinois State Medical Society, and the Chicago Glaucoma Society.

Medical Specialty
Ophthalmology
Sub-specialty: Glaucoma

Professional Credentials
B.A. University of Illinois at Urbana, 1991
M.D. Rush University, 1995
Completed a residency at Rush Presbyterian St Lukes, 1999
Completed glaucoma fellowship with specialists of Northwestern, 2000
On staff: Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Sherman Hospital and Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Illinois State Medical Society
Chicago Glaucoma Society

Personal Philosophy Towards Medicine
To provide quality medical and surgical eye care in an honest, service-oriented environment

Special Medical Interests
Glaucoma


Doctor Ratings
Accurate Diagnosis
100%
Courteous Staff
100%
Ease of Appointment
97%
Spends Time with Me
100%
Would Recommend to Others?
100%
Doctor Details
Primary Specialty
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Secondary Specialty
Glaucoma
Title
Ophthalmologist (MD)
Rosemary Herringer
7 out of 20 people found this review helpful
Summary: Dr. Heffelfinger
February 27th, 2018
Friends had told me what a compassionate and understanding Dr. Hoeffelfinger is and I certainly witnessed that at my first appointment with preceding my forthcoming cataract surgery. Thank you for the opportunity to get to know you and sharing your philosophy of procedures used in cataract surgery. I feel completely confident with your expertise. Thank you.
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Ellen Weidner
9 out of 23 people found this review helpful
Summary: The best
February 15th, 2018
This will be short and to the point:

I have the best eye doctor around and he will remain my doctor until I don't need one! ! !
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Warren Buckhahn
6 out of 18 people found this review helpful
Summary: Dr. Heffelfinger
February 9th, 2018
Always friendly and very informative, explained procedures to be done in detail and also the possible side affects. I would recommend Dr. Heffelfinger or any other doctors at Fox Valley Opthamology
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Tim Lorman
5 out of 16 people found this review helpful
Summary: Dr Heffelfinger
February 8th, 2018
Excellent dr. Conservative treatment, personable, and compassionate. I would and have highly recommended fox valley ophthalmology and Dr. Heffelfinger.
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Robert Moir
8 out of 20 people found this review helpful
Summary: Excellent care
January 19th, 2018
Dr. Heffelfinger immediately made me feel at ease and comfortable. He took time to thoroughly answer each of my many questions and explained every facet of the exam. He even sought the consultation of the retinal specialist during the exam to discuss his findings. Overall I am extremely satisfied with Dr. Heffelfinger, as well as the entire staff, and will definitely continue as his patient. I was very impressed!


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Pat
7 out of 18 people found this review helpful
Summary: Excellent
January 13th, 2018
Dr Heffelfinger is always very thorough in his examinations. He cares about each person he treats in the present as well as long term care. It’s comforting to know that he cares about all of his patients.
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