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About Dr. Daniel C Alter

Dr. Daniel C Alter, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Des Plaines, IL. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Alter is affiliated with Holy Family Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Alter has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Daniel C Alter is Excellent. Dr. Daniel C Alter has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Daniel C Alter is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela Md

8901 Golf Rd Ste 206
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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Dr. Daniel C Alter 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

    14 Expertise

  • Diabetes
  • Vision Issues
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Pediatrics
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Cataract
  • Retina Surgery
  • Eye Exam
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Eye Pain
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Blindness

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Dr. Wonderful

There is no doctor as wonderful as this man. I work in the healthcare field. I know many doctors. Dr. Alter must have been sent to this planet from another more wonderful one. He is also very compassionate, witty, and very easy on the eyes. No pun intended.

Wait time
35 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Great Doc.

I don't trust many doctors, esp. being in the health care field. My regular eye doc. had me see Dr. Alter due to Diabetic retinopathy. Because I can't manage my blood sugars well enough. Dr. Alter is a very nice, down to earth doctor that actually has a personality & a sense of humor. I just dread going because doctor's offices really depress me, & I dread what he's going to tell me.

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Five Stars

I fly into Chicago just to have Dr. Alter take care of me. Probably the best retina doc in the country and I won't go to anyone else. It's a hassle traveling to Chicago but worth it to see the best.

Wait time
10.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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Five Stars
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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    26 Years Experience

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Daniel C Alter 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
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela Md, 8901 Golf Rd Ste 206, Des Plaines, IL


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