Dr. Richard J Grostern MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Richard Grostern is an ophthalmologist in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including NorthShore University Health System Skokie Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and has been in practice for 19 years. Dr. Grostern accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 32 doctors at NorthShore University Health System Skokie Hospital and one of 49 at Rush University Medical Center who specialize in Ophthalmology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: General Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery, Uveitis

Clinical Interests: Ophthalmic Pathology

Education & Medical Training

Rush University Medical Center
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1995–1999

University of Wisconsin
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1999–2000

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Class of 1995

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified in Ophthalmology

IL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAAO), American Academy of Ophthalmology

Publications & Presentations

April consultation #2.
Epstein, R. J.,Grostern, R.

Asteroid hyalosis of the vitreous humor: An uncommon finding.
Heagley, D.,Cantley, R.,Pitelka, L.,Grostern, R.,Gattuso, P.

Acanthamoeba endophthalmitis following penetrating keratoplasty for Acanthamoeba keratitis.
Davis, M.J., Packo, K.H., Epstein, R.J., Grostern, R.J., Cohen, J.A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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