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About Dr. Gary S Lissner

Dr. Gary S Lissner, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Lissner is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lissner has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gary S Lissner is Great. Dr. Gary S Lissner has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gary S Lissner is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Northwestern Medical Group

259 E Erie St Ste 1520
Chicago, IL 60611
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Specialties

Dr. Gary S Lissner 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Gary S Lissner has the following 12 expertise

  • Eye Exam
  • Eye Pain
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Eyelid Cancer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Vision Issues
  • Cataract
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery)
  • Blindness

Dr. Gary S Lissner has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Gary S Lissner is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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One Star

Waited with my infant son who was the patient and toddler for over TWO hours. After exhausting all of my DVDs and snacks that I brought to keep them calm during the wait I left to feed them as it was way past lunch time. To make matters worse I was billed for the appt even though I never saw the doctor and when I called to appeal it they said it was because the resident saw us for all of 2 minutes, asked us a whole bunch of questions and had no idea what my child's condition was, gave us NO medical advice and left. Can't believe that I was charged to contribute to some other doctor's education and received absolutely NO medical treatment or advice whatsoever.

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Worst experience EVER

One of the WORST experiences to date. After waiting 2 hours to talk to the doctor, he comes blazing in the room, doesn't shake my hand, doesn't introduce himself, hops right on the computer and starts reading my file. Everytime I went to speak, he'd talk over me almost argumentively stating "well it says right here"! I also conveyed to his assistant that I was 5 months pregnant before making the appointment when discussing whether or not id be needing topical surgery on my eyelid. His assistant even went ahead and scheduled me a follow up surgery date so I would be all set. The doctor instead told me that "there's no WAY he'd operate on a pregnant woman even if it WAS old by my OBGYN"! Even after I told him I had just had foot surgery with a local anesthetic that was ok'd. This didn't seem to concern him whatsoever as he SHOVED my file back at me and said "you won't be charged for today TAKE CARE"!

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Three Stars

Hm. What I liked: He saw me quickly (but that was because a scheduler took pity on me when I started crying from frustration - I didn't care if they didn't take my insurance-I needed help quickly). He did a good job lancing & draining my tear duct and later irrigating my tear duct. What I didn't like: He argued with me and was dismissive of me when I told him duct was still not right. If I was in his office for 15 minutes, he was typing on his computer 12 of those minutes. He had no interest in actually finding the root of problem...when asked if it could be a result of a sinus issue, he replied "I'm an opthalmologist". He might as well have verbalized what he was thinking "you stupid idiot", because that was his tone. When I asked if I should see a sinus doctor, he said "I guess you could". Really?? I had thought: this is Northwestern, they know what they are doing. Maybe they do, they just don't care. His Physician Assistant was very good

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One Star

Dr. Lissner is nice enough, but never// washed his hands at two visits. Further the equipment was never cleaned--used and put back in the drawer until the next patient. Both his hands and measuring equipment touched my eye (as I guess they did the previous six patients or more). Unacceptable. What was really disgusting was that he charged me $600 for the office visit... on top of $800 for three tests performed in his office the same day. NOT scans or xrays--these were VISION tests. I kid you not. How would that make YOU feel?

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Two Stars

Real pain trying to make an appointment

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    44 Years Experience

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1974

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

Northwestern Medical Group, 259 E Erie St Ste 1520, Chicago, IL

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