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Dr. Thomas John, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Thomas John, MD is clinical associate professor at Loyola University at Chicago and he is in private practice in Tinley Park and Oak Lawn, Illinois. He is Visiting Professor at the Military Medical Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He was the former Director of Cornea Service, University of Chicago, and is known to be a world leader in lamellar keratoplasty. He has edited 3 surgical textbooks in lamellar keratoplasty, designed several surgical instruments, and teaches a surgical course in anterior and posterior lamellar keratoplasty in Chicago. He completed his 2-year, Clinical Cornea Fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, and his Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Dr. John is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Techniques in Ophthalmology, Associate Editor of Annals of Ophthalmology, and is on the editorial boards of other publications. He has published extensively, and lectures nationally and internationally. He has received first place awards for his surgical videos from American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), and International Society of Refractive Surgery. He is the editor of Surgical Maneuvers and Corneal Dissection columns in Ocular Surgery News. He is one of the film judges for ASCRS. He is listed in Chicago Top Doctor, Chicago magazine, America’s Top Doctors, and Americas Top Ophthalmologists. He is the band leader (drummer) for the group ARVO Rocks, and completed the 8th annual rock concert in Fort Lauderdale during the annual ARVO convention.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Fellowship in Clinical Cornea
  • Medical School - St. John's Medical College
  • Michael Reese Hospital (Internship)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Residency in Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1457351041

Office locations

Thomas John Vision Institute

16532 Oak Park Avenue, Suite 201

Tinley Park, IL 60477

Thomas John Vision Institute

10315 S. Cicero Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Thomas John Vision Institute

120 OakBrook Center, Ste 204

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Thomas John Vision Institute

16532 Oak Park Ave, Ste 201

Tinley Park, IL 60477

Thomas John Vision Institute

10315 S Cicero Ave

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Waited 3 hours to be seen.
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I am pleased! His assistants were very helpful
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Won't go back
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As another poster mentioned, Dr Thomas John has a dismissive attitude. The exam required having my eyes dilated, which I did not expect. Fortunately, my wife dropped me off and returned to pick me up.
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Not satisfied
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It took a long time to see him & then when I finally saw him it was literally 2 minutes long. it wasn't even busy when I came in.
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Sat in the office for over 2 hours and spent 3 minutes with doctor; there is another doc that sees you first; neither doctor is very communicative. Dr John gave me expired samples and then did not call in the eyedrops when I called his office to evplain the situation. Do not go!!!!
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The dr. Was great. The waiting room was low tech and somewhat awkward.
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I got very little information about my problem from the first exam. by a doc that didn't seem to have experience with my problem. I was sent back to the waiting room to see Dr. John. Then was referred to aSpecialist. I spent over an hour to be examined. Another hour for the exam by Dr. John and the referral. I had a 10:00 Am appointment. Exams were ten minutes each. The appointment concluded about 12: 15 Pm. The office seems to schedule many patients to be seen at the same time. I heard lots of complaints from patients with 10:00 AM appointments.
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As a new patient I would have expected the Dr to spend some quality time with me. This was not the case. He spent about 6 minutes and was up and moving to the door while I was still asking a question!
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He was professional sure, but wouldn't allow me to speak and kept interrupting me and therefore I wasn't even given the time or freedom to explain my situation/back ground... coming from overseas and this being my first US doctor appt formy eyes, it was not a pleasant experience. Once would think a doctor would want a full background knowledge of his patient in order to properly diagnose.
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Dr. Thomas John was by far the rudest doctor I have met! When he first entered the room, he didn't even introduce his self. He said What are you here for. I said I am looking for a eye exams toget some more contacts. He quickly replied, I dont do those but can refer you to someone else. He was trying to refer me to someone in Oaklawn. I asked him do you know if they accept Medicaid for a contact eye exam, he replied with a attitude, I do not know, you need to call public aid. I said ok, but this is the reason I am here because the website reffered me to you . He said yea I know but u need to call public aid. He said this with the most rudest voice you ever want to hear. I felt as if he did not want to help me because of my insurance.
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Bad experience. Waited exactly 1 hour and 37 minutes. I was seen for about 5 minutes rushed out of the office. I wasn't able to explain the full reason for my visit with out the doctor leaving. Bad experience!
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There's an eye doctor who sees the patients prior to seeing Dr. John who has an awful disposition. Wait times greater than 3 hours. There is a woman in the office who is very disrespectful towards other staff members as wellas patients. Dr. John is very rude and does not communicate well with patients at all. Treats patients as if they are a bother to him and is more concerned about his nice shoes than he is the patients.
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I never got my prescription for the problem I was having.
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In and out in less than 30 minutes, and the service was excellent. The front was very efficient, and the service was great. Thank you
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Went very will and started to help me with my left eye problem quickly.
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good experience straight to business satisfied with results
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It was a great
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Great doctor but long wait time before being seen by doctor.
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Dr. John was very thorough. He possesses vast knowledge of eye diseases. He took time to talk to me and explain what was happening, I felt comfortable with his explanation.
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put three types of drops in my eyes and couldn't see for four hours
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It was very pleasant and he was very professional. Would recommend !
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My visit was pleasant. He was very informative in helping me understand the procedures and further treatment she would need to continue her processes before receiving glasses.
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I was first told that the doctor was leaving and had no time to see me although I had an appointment and was on time. As I turned to leave one of the staff stopped me and said the doctor wouldsee me after all. She rushed me back to a room, where another employee dilated my eyes and rushed through a set of questions. I was then rushed to another room to wait to see the doctor. Doctor John seemed perturbed to have to examine me. He did examine my eyes and then rushed through an explanation of a condition he believes I have. He did not have a good bedside manner at all and I felt very uncomfortable to ask any questions or to ask for more clarification about a treatment he wanted me to start immediately. The office staff seemed very disorganized and not as professional as I see in most other offices I visit. As I left the building Doctor John was already at his car and obviously was on his way somewhere, which gave me the impression that my exam was really not that important. I will never visit this office again.
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I really like the doctor. Wait time was over 1 hour to get in the exam room to see hiim,but it was worth it.
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It was good
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Dr. John is extremely professional and to the point. Sometimes a bit to abrupt during a conversation.
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It was ok they seemed under staffed the receptionist was running around.
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Grat doctor with excellent credit
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Great doctor. But a long wait with no available seating area
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Usually the wait time is rather long. This time we only waited a short while. It was great. You don't appreciate the long wait but once he is seeing you, you want him to take a long time with you. Youmust remember that every patient wants the extra time and attention.
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Technically very good. Always rushed in discussions regarding information to make a decision.
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Doc was fine. His assistant Lori excellent. The lady who I think was the office manager totally unprofessional. 40 minutes on her cell phone trying to rectify a problem she was having with her service. The entire waiting room could hear her loud unprofessional voice ranting to her cell provider.
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We got in to see Dr John in only about a week and were pleased with his care on our first visit. The wait time was less than 30 minutes, even though there were many other patients in the office. Heis very knowledgable about eye disorders, is professional, seems caring, and takes time with each patient. He addressed our concerns and we are going to make him our eye doctor, even though his offices are not close to where we live.
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Everyone in the office was very personable and professional. The clerk was friendly and made everyone feel at home. The technician made a few mistakes pronouncing names but his manner and procedure was very gentle and informative. FinallyDr. John was very friendly and personable. He was efficient and clear letting you know all your choices, gave his professional opinion, then leaves the choice to you. No pressure. All three were very informative answering all your questions. I'm glad I went.
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I spent more time in the waiting room than talking with the Dr. and the exam
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Great dr. Only had to wait cause zoc doc messed up
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