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Dr. Kirk H Packo 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.
- Retina Surgery
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Lasik Surgery
- Retinal Disorders
- Eye Exam
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Laser Surgery
- Diabetic Eye Disease (Diabetic Retinopathy)
- Vision Issues
- Eye Pain
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My eye condition is so rare that it still has stumped his school! However, he has treated me with above exceptional care, patience in answering my million questions and eases my fears. DR Packo takes the time to tell you how he will do the ck up or procedure, and is gentle with you even emotionally-supports you. He did my first surgery after I was only married a few months. My last needed surgery was after my first was born. He understood the need of repairing my eye immediately and getting me up to par quickly for my newborn. Every ck up annually after that, he would know my son by name, remember the joys and concerns I had from the previous ck up and ask how I and the family was.... amzing doc. He also is top line in trying to find solutions in eye restoration. I'd even joke and say, "have you and your team made the discovery yet to connect this and that/nerve ending stuff...He'd share where the medical field is thus far in its advancement on my question....My sadness is that I had to move out of state. But when I told him of this, he even was sad. 20 yrs as my eye doc. He even sent a letter to my home with a referral of a new doc in my new state and shared his kind words too of our patient doc friendship. I have not had any like him. I would have loved to even be a student under him- he would ck my eye then share what he found, then begin to take the colored pens and draw on a eye diagram what my eye looked like for his records and then show me what he saw. I loved that I even got to see what he would place in my report (a great visual aid for me to understand too). I do miss him I admit.He is a doc you dont get nervous about visitting-even if you know it'll be bad news or confirm what you thought was happening. He assures you and teaches you, but even more he really cares and allows you to process stuff there and even call later if you remember another question. makes you smile!
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2011, 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 (2011, 2014, 2012, 2015)
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.
Dr. Packo is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
- Emory University School Of Medicine
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
Dr. Kirk H Packo accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsIllinois Retina Associates Sc, 71 W 156th St Ste 400, Harvey, IL
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