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Dr. Brian J Jacobs has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
- Eye Exam
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Pain
- Lasik Surgery
- Vision Issues
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Dr. Jacobs has a terrible bedside manner. He barely makes eye contact during patient consultations and appears to not be listening, interested or sympathetic to the concerns of his patients. He really should not be working with people. He rushes through appointments and is not up front with information - only sharing some important details when asked specific questions. All in all- a truly terrible communicator and uncaring doctor.
North Shore Glaucoma Center has a wonderful staff! From the front desk, technicians, to the physicians, everyone is kind. I have seen a couple doctors from this practice in the Libertyville office. They communicate seamlessly. The staff is always prompt and courteous in responding to inquiries and messages. Dr. Jacobs was thorough and really explained each procedure throughout the exam. The technicians were very knowledgeable and patient during the testing. I highly recommend this practice. Dr. Jacobs has been seeing members of my family for years and we will continue to be patients. 5 stars
We were in the office 90 minutes just to get a quick check up and dilation. Dr. Jacobs never greeted us and proceeded to the check up - and seemed to start all over again, even though the information was captured by a person before he came in. When we asked about another part of the exam for prescriptions, he just left and someone else came in. He never came back to close out our appt. Better communication and interaction with patients would make this a much better experience. Wait times are too long (even though there were more staff than patients).
Dr. Jacobs is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
17 Years Experience
Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center
Graduated in 2001
Rush University Medical Center
Dr. Brian J Jacobs accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL BlueCare Direct
- BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry IL PPO
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry MO PPO
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- First Health PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National HMO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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