Hours of Operations
Monday: Noon – 7:30
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday: Noon – 7:30
Friday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Welcome to Our Office
If you are interested in eye care which combines high tech equipment and more traditional ‘face time’ with your doctor please consider making your next appointment here. I have not forgotten that as a doctor I work for you, the patient… I am a local boy. I went to Evergreen Park High School. My best memories in school involved basketball and band, especially jazz band. I am 6 foot 7 inches so I am easy to see in a crowd.
Why I love working with kids!
After high school, I went to MacMurray College in Jacksonville Illinois. My chosen major was sociology. My senior year I did a social work practicum where I worked with the school psychologist in the local school district. The time spent working with the school psychologist sent me on a new path. After graduation, I went to Ball State University in Muncie Indiana and earned my Masters of Arts. I was involved in diagnostic testing of children with learning disabilities and hyperactivity. I interned at the Communication Disorders/Psychology Department at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago. I am thus very very qualified to work with kids with learning problems. My background working with children has carried over into vision care. I enjoy helping kids see better. The pleasant look of surprise on their face when they see better never gets old.
Why I Enjoy Health Care Workers
My dad was a physician. So naturally, when I was growing up, a big percentage of my parent’s friends were somehow involved in the health care industry. As a kid, I enjoyed visiting his office watching him interact with his patients. Some of my best memories were accompanying him on hospital rounds on Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition, my lovely wife is a health care worker! She works at Palos Community Hospital.
Our Heroes – Police Officers, Firefighters and Military
I grew up during the Viet Nam war. I personally witnessed the horrible treatment of our uniformed heroes. It was obscene. I grew up with very old fashioned values. My father often held up a book and said “read the title of this book” I read the title to him and he said “Always thank a teacher”. Then he asked me “What language is this in” and I would say “English” and his reply was “Always thank a soldier”! So needless to say, I have always honored and respected our Police Officers, Firefighters and military personnel. I like being able to help those who do so much for us every day.
Why You Should Call Us
My practice philosophy was learned from my father: I make sure every person gets my personal attention and feels like I have addressed all their concerns. This takes time, and I pride myself on spending this time. Unlike many eye care practices, there are no technicians here- that gives the patient more opportunity to be heard by the person who is responsible for their visual well being-the doctor.