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About Dr. Brian J Jacobs

Dr. Brian J Jacobs, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Libertyville, IL, with another office in Gurnee, IL. He has 17 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Jacobs is affiliated with Advocate Condell Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

28 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Brian J Jacobs is Great. Dr. Brian J Jacobs has been rated by 28 patients. From those 28 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Brian J Jacobs is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

North Shore Glaucoma Center

1800 Hollister Dr Ste 205
Libertyville, IL 60048
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Surevision Eye Center

3477 Grand Ave
Gurnee, IL 60031
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Specialties

Dr. Brian J Jacobs has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    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.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Eye Exam
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Pain
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Blindness
  • Vision Issues
  • Cataract

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Reviews

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Poor communication skills and bedside manner

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.

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Five Stars

Dr. Jacobs is by far the best ophthalmologist I have ever been to. He always takes the extra time to explain everything to me and answers all my questions. He is very compassionate and caring. His staff is also outstanding. I recommend Dr. Jacobs to all my friends and family.

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Five Stars

Excellent care. I had an emergency situation with my eye and he went above and beyond expectations to provide the care I needed.

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I love North Shore Glaucoma Center

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

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One Star

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).

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Jacobs is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    17 Years Experience

  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center

    Graduated in 2001

  • Rush University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Brian J Jacobs accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL BlueCare Direct
    • BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • 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
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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