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About Dr. John C Michael
Dr. John C Michael, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Crystal Lake, IL, with another office in Niles, IL. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Michael is affiliated with Memorial Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and St Alexius Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. John C Michael 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.
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Pain
- Refractive Surgical Procedures
- Retinal Perforations
- Retinal Detachment
- Vision Issues
- Diabetic Eye Disease (Diabetic Retinopathy)
- Lasik Surgery
- Eye Surgery (Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures)
- Retina Surgery
- Macular Degeneration
- Laser Surgery
- Eye Exam
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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The wait time is extremely awful. Most of my visits, I am there for almost 4 hrs...not exaggerating either. He takes an appointment that shouldn't last any longer than an hour (maybe and hour & 1/2) and sludges it out for hours, because he has too many patients. He is ALWAYS overbooked. Depending on his staff - the younger girls are very pleasant and are always apologetic, however the older ladies are just plain rude.Believe it or not, my time is money as well, and I am paying this guy to sit in his office and wait and wait and wait. I have kids for gods sake, and a job as well - I get off early just to be there to sit in his office. This infuriates me!!! I know they do the best that they can, however, they should REALLY consider not taking on as many patients at a time in a given day. And believe me, many of us chat about this while we are waiting. I am definately not the only one who is upset. And Dr Michaels is not handling my case very well. He has pretty much (literally) thrown his hands up in the air and tells me there is nothing else he can do. (WHAT??) I think he is use to dealing with medicare and 80 yrs old patients. His advice for having eye disease at a young age is not mean, but pretty much "oh well there's nothing else I can do". Hmmmmmm....feels like he is writing this case off as to "I don't know how to handle someone who's not 80!!"I guess that's what second opinions are for.
Dr. Michael is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
30 Years Experience
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1988
Dr. John C Michael 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 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 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
- PHCS PPO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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