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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Mary Szatkowski-Pritikin, M.D., earned her medical doctorate in 1972 from Loyola Stritch Medical School in Maywood, Illinois. Her post-doctoral training included an internship in internal medicine at Loyola University/Hines Veteran Administration, also in Maywood. She was the first woman to train in ophthalmology at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. Dr. Szatkowski also completed fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery at the University of California - San Diego. Dr. Szatkowski is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She has published abstracts and participated in research studies, and has been a professor of ophthalmology at Rush Medical School since 1981. Dr. Szatkowski also operates our aesthetic division-PritiSkin Treatment Center. All new modalities for restoring natural beauty are available, including Sciton laser resurfacing, Halo technology, BBL Forever Young, Exilis Elite, Permanant Hair Removal, elimination of vascular and pigment abnormalities, all types of facial fillers and collagen stimulators. ATTENTION: PLEASE NOTE FOR SPECIFIC INSURANCE TYPES SUCH AS HMO'S, WE ONLY ACCEPT A REFERRAL FROM YOUR (PCP) PARTICIPATING PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN.
Verified Patient Reviews
I found this doctor through Zocdoc and have seen her for several years now. Consistently good experience.
After looking everywhere for an ophthalmologist that could take me in right away, I found Dr. Szatkowski. Everybody in her office are super nice and the time wait was about 15 minutes from where I walked in up to when I was seen and they’re a little bit “behind”. They never rushed but did explained me that I need more time for the procedure so we rescheduled for next morning. I’m so happy I found her.
Dr. Mary is great! Made me feel very welcomed
Dr Mary was the most professional cosmetic doctor I've been to. I've never had a doctor who took pictures and went over every detail with me to make so many alternative recommendations. She did a great job on the procedures , artistic, gentle with no bruising. In addition, she is very kind and caring.
I went in for a doctors note to help get me a better monitor to help with eye fatigue. And they said they would get me a doctors note and I am still waiting for it a month later.
I am a long-time patient of Dr. Mary and always feel as if I am in good hands. Though we just met at today's appointment, I also thought highly of her colleague, Dr. Patel. Eileen S.
I had a great experience. Dr. Patel and Dr. Mary Szatkowski both examined me to confirm Dr. Patel's initial opinion, which made me feel like they are good at collaboration and are very thorough. I have viral pink eye and even though there isn't much they can do about it, Dr. Szatkowski still wanted to follow-up with me to make sure that nothing worsens or becomes concerning. I will definitely be going back here if I have another issue and will be recommending this practice to others!
I felt very comfortable and taken care. I did have to wait a bit longer than I would have liked on my lunch break but feel that the service was friendly, helpful, and easy going.
The office is in a converted office space which feels a little weird. Notably, 3 months after my appointment, I still haven't received any billing, and every time I call they say they'll get back to me and they don't. My experience with the physician was positive and I got the care I needed.
Everyone in the office is incredibly nice and Dr. Mary is very thorough and kind!
Very professional from start to finish.
Well organized office and professional medical care. I have been seeing Dr. Szatkowski several years now and have had a consistently good experience. My only concern about this practice is the strong scent used in the waiting area. It's overpowering, and could pose a risk for those who are sensitive to scent.
She was very attentive and professional. I felt like I was in good hands.
Prompt and courteous service from check in to seeing Dr Pritkin. I would highly recommend her, she was informative and pleasant.
answered all my questions, very professional.
It was my first time to the eye doc, so I didn't know what to expect. Mary & staff were kind and professional. I felt very at ease in their hands.
I've been going to Dr. Szatkowski for so long I can't remember when I started with her. That's how good she is. Other family members used to go to other provides, but now only see Dr. Szatkowski because of the great care she has given me.
I was very disappointed in the experience. I had to come to the office three different times for one trip. I booked the earliest appointment and the doctor came late into the office both days. I do not think she respects her clients or their time.
Loved the décor Clean and new Smelled great Great recommendations, I am going back soon!
The staff was very attentive and professional. The facility was comfortable. Dr S-P was very professional and answered all my questions. I left feeling very assured that my concerns were addressed and my eye health was in good hands.
From check in to check out the entire office staff was very professional and courteous. I had an insurance question which was promptly answered in terms that were clear and concise. Dr. Szatkowski-Pritikin was friendly and provided detail in an easy to understand fashion. The office has state of the art equipment and provides services in addition to regular ophthalmic care. I found the laser treatment options enlightening and may take advantage of them in the near future. I highly recommend her for all your eye care.
Avoid Dr Mary at all costs. Her staff is extremely friendly but she lacks any bedside manner. Within five minutes of meeting her she told me my eyes were small, my pupils were large, and I'm too young to be having issues. In going through her tests, which seemed to cover all bases, I told her absolutely do NOT dilate my eyes. She agreed, and put some drops in that I thought were for another purpose. 20 minutes after leaving the office, my right eye was totally dilated. My calls to her office were met with extreme annoyance, amounting to 'it will go away in 15 minutes', which is false considering the type of eye drop she used. 4 hours later, the eye finally undialated. I will never go back here and I suggest you don't bother coming here.
Dr. Szatkowski-Pritikin seems competent, and spoke with me in a respectful manner. She struck me as patient and thorough. She's board certified, and has a quite a display of diplomas and other certificates on the office wall. I expect to return to her in the future, and would recommend her to others without hesitation. I arrived early to fill out my forms, was seen on time, had a routine eye exam, including refraction for eye glasses, and the whole process was finished 1 hour and ten minutes after my appointment time, pretty swift for opthalmology. The waiting area is strongly scented! If you are very sensitive to scents, this is not the right place for you.
Dr. Szatkowski is a wonderful MD! She takes great care of my eyes!
Awesome! Dr Pritikin is the best patient and kind!
Excellent experience. First visit to this Ophthalmologist's office. Attractive office and waiting room decor. Friendly and well organized staff. Really appreciated the thorough history taking and clinical inspection followed by appropriate diagnostic steps prior to discussion of treatment, and provision of the chosen approach. Dr. Mary Szatkowski-Pritikin, MD is extremely well qualified and obviously active in her specialty both nationally and internationally. She combines training and experience in internal medicine, ophthalmology, and ophthalmic surgery. More impressively, none of this has gone to her head. She communicates well and is attentive to patient needs.
was having problems with my eyes (redness, dry, itchy). She jumped right to attributing all of this to being allergic to contacts and wanted me to get lasik!
I'll trust her enough for my treatment
Always a pleasant experience. Cordial, professional...the best!
Great staff!!! Wonderful doctors and very prompt.
She is always a caring, personable professional. the visit was quick but still dealt with all the concerns I had.
Well run office, excellent professionalism, good explanation of the examination and recommendations. I highly recommend this practice.
Staff was attentive and professional. Dr. Szatkowski patiently described the factors affecting my vision and the solutions. Invested a lot of time to ensure that everything was correct before deciding on a course of action. I felt very confident in her diagnosis.
Professional and thoughtful. Dr. Szatkowski-Pritikin seemed to be considering my symptoms and case very carefully. Available for followup. Thank you.
Super friendly staff. Drs are patient and kind. Exam was very thorough.
I'm 25 years old and she tried upsell me some type of cosmetic surgery by critiquing the bags under my eyes.
I booked the first appointment of the day so I was seen immediately. There was work being done to the office space, which the whole team apologized for even though it wasn't that bad. The staff was friendly and courteous and Dr. Mary was calming and informative so I enjoyed my visit!
Very professional experience. She also has nice taste in office furnishings. :) Would recommend.
Everyone was very warm, helpful and professional. Dr. Szatkowski was very comforting and explained everything in detail.
She's amazing, great personality I highly reccomend.
i'm very satisfied , i allready took a decision to go see her for a check up every know an then. she knows what she is doing . a lot of expearience too
Always cordial and professional. An excellent opthalmologist!
She is an excellent doctor, very thorough and professional, and I recommend her from that standpoint. But honestly, although she claimed she had an emergency today, this was about the fourth straight appointment with her where i was on time and she kept me waiting for a lengthy time. What is the point of having an appointment? I'd believe the emergency story if it hadn't happened several times before. It's very disrespectful -- she is not the only one with a busy schedule.
Very thorough. Highly professional and competent.
It was a great experience and I feel like I am in good hands.
Experienced, knowledgeable, conservative, empathetic, confidence-inspiring. Among the best I have seen.
Was able to book on short notice and confirm my information. The doctor was quite fantastic in diagnosing my issue (something was lodged in my eye) and removing it. Great experience.
It's been a while since I saw Dr. Szatkowski but earlier today I received an email solicitation from her office titled "Fat Reduction with Exilis". Yes, my eye doctor was trying sell me a fat reduction procedure. I will not be returning to her office.
Very professional office. The secretary was very friendly and inviting. Joe the assistant, was very relaxed, yet proper. Really good guy. Mary is fun, energetic, smart... I could go on. She was quick to diagnose me and knew exactly what I needed to do to solve my issue. I am pleased and I hope to see myself recover soon per her recommendations.
I highly recommend Dr. Mary Szatkowski-Pritikin,MD Her office staff is kind and courteous, the office is beautiful, and Dr. Mary is the best!
Everyone in the office was very friendly! Dr. Szatkowski was great and was able to offer a solution to a problem no other doctor has helped with. I am very grateful and happy I went to see her.
She was absolutely wonderful as was her staff. Personable, friendly and efficient. All in all a wonderful visit.