Carol H. Schmidt, MD

Carol H. Schmidt, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Ophthalmology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Cataract, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration Screening
  • Comprehensive Medical and Surgical Eye Care
  • Diabetes
  • Dry Eye
  • Eyeglasses/Refraction
  • Hypertension

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford - 1994
Internship:
University of Chicago (NorthShore) - 1995
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1998

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1469 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

She is approachable and knowledgeable. I feel safe and comfortable in her care.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

Her exam was thorough and her explanations were excellent. She is also very personable.

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March 31, 2022

5.0

She's carrying, Understanding and willing to take time and explain anything you don't understand about the condition of you eyes. Dr takes the time with her patient's.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

Very nice and answered all my questions

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March 28, 2022

5.0

The best Dr, she knows what she is doing all the time.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Excellent and knowledgeable care.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Dr Schmidt is not only a very professional and knowledgable physician, she is a wonderful person. She is very kind and caring and responsible to every needs of the patient. She listened carefully and explained clearly about aIl my concerns. You cannot expect more from a doctor visit!

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Confidence in her ability.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Clear conversation

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Care about my health

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Takes time to listen and explain

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March 16, 2022

5.0

In addition to her thorough and patiently re examining my eyes after her assistant she gave me advise on how to wear my eyeglasses correctly and recommended single vision for my reading,

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March 14, 2022

5.0

She is thorough. I have been seeing her for years.

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March 13, 2022

4.0

She's a little hurried, but seems competent.

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March 12, 2022

4.0

Very efficient and friendly

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March 11, 2022

5.0

I have called a couple of times with an issue that to me was an emergency and she always make time for me!! During the exam she listens and will let you ask questions. Never feel rushed and I know she is extremely busy. I am very confident and comfortable in her care.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Seems thorough and approachable.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Dr Schmidt is a professional with compassion who has time for you questions always

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March 09, 2022

5.0

My always take very good care of me, she is very pleasant and professional!!!

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March 09, 2022

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and competent and immediately put me at ease.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

MUCHA PASCIENCIA

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Thorough, professional, excellent care

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Caring, professional and concerned

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March 05, 2022

5.0

Extremely thorough, confident and trustworthy

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March 04, 2022

5.0

Excellent care.

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March 04, 2022

4.0

She responded to all of my questions. Was kind and had a good sense of humor.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

I love my doctor and the office staff is just great.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr Schmidt, since she became my doctor hasn’t shown nothing but concern for my eye health, especially since I’m a diabetic.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

I have already recommended Dr. Schmidt to my relatives because of her professionalism and knowledge. My husband has already had an appointment with her and has scheduled a procedure.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

She was stupendous!!!

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Muy amable he entendible

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Excellent doctor. Knowledgeable and kind

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Excellent care. Explains every part of exam.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

She is personable and knowledgeable. She answered all my questions.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

She's the best!

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February 22, 2022

5.0

She's the best.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Personable, knowledgeable and helpful.

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February 20, 2022

5.0

Competence and care.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgable, professional and friendly doctor and staff.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Friendly and is very good at her profession!

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Concern for patient care, & extremely excellent bedside manner

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schmidt was very knowledgeable and took extra time explaining my condition and how we’re going to rectify my issue.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

She was very knowledgeable and thorough

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Very thorough a great bedside manners

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Liked her caring manner.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr schmidt has a lot of experience and she is easy to work with.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Good Service provider

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February 08, 2022

5.0

professional, answers questions

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February 07, 2022

5.0

She answered all my questions about the condition of my sight.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

excellent, caring doctor

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schmidt is professional, knowledgeable and friendly. She explains what she is doing and what she is looking for.

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February 05, 2022

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and caring.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Professionalism

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February 02, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schmidt is both very professional and personable. She is very straight forward in answering questions. She also addressed my concern about walking and taking public transportation with dilated eyes by using fewer eye drops. So I had no problem getting home.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

she is very knowledgeable-

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schmidt was very professional and showed great care in regards to my situation.....she has great jokes as well!!

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schmidt is very knowledgeable, thorough, and professional.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

As professional as always

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January 29, 2022

5.0

She was thorough. friendly, and easy to talk to; provided helpful answers to my questions.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

She’s great to work with.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Competence

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Explained everything, and was very thorough. Would highly recommend her and her department.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Carol Schmidt really listens to questions and provides simple, direct and thoughtful answers.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

She took her time to explain my diagnosis and options and answered all my questions.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Dr Schmidt is thorough and a great communicator.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

My Dr retired and she is very competent and considerate. Turns out my neighbors have been using her for several years which is comforting since my Opthalmologist retired.

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schmidt is professional, competent, knowledgeable, detailed in her explanation of the laser surgery I was going to receive.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Very professional and Great sense of humor.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

I’m always pleased with Dr Schmidt’s care.

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January 08, 2022

5.0

She is professional and courteous

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January 08, 2022

5.0

Very good Doctor.

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January 07, 2022

5.0

She was very informative and answered my concerns.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Good listener. Professional

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Thorough, conscientious, and friendly.

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Dr. Schmidt was excellent. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and very supportive.

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January 02, 2022

5.0

Good explantations

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December 30, 2021

5.0

She is not rushed and takes time to explain things in way I can understand and invites questions

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December 30, 2021

5.0

She’s the best

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December 29, 2021

5.0

She is always through, professional and interested in my treatment

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Fabulous extremely proficient caring physician.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Empathetic and knowledgeable... responsive.

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December 25, 2021

5.0

She was very professional and friendly. Genuinely cares

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December 25, 2021

5.0

She was very competent and had a great bedside manner

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December 22, 2021

5.0

She spent a lot of time with me asking questions and trying to find solutions for me

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December 22, 2021

5.0

She's very good!

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Very professional and I trust her

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Her expertise.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Early hours, fast reliable service, and good customer service and care

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Exceptional doctor on every level, from expertise to personal qualities. I feel lucky to have her in charge of my eye health.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Schmidt is competent, knowledgeable, compassionate, and detailed in her description of my diagnosis. Also the technician Andra was hospitable, competent, affirming and professional.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

I trust the care I receive.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Schmidt is very responsive to my questions and concerns about my eye health. She explains things in a way that is easy to understand and act upon.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

I have been seeing Dr. Schmidt for a number of years and appreciate her no nonsense approach to handling my eyecare needs. She listens to my questions and gives me straight answers. No hemming and hawing which do nothing to help me.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Very professional, competent, caring and personable.

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Clear explanation of the problem and great bedside manner

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August 31, 2021

4.0

Professionalism, care, and experience.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Patient explains and answers questions succinctly. Knows her profession.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Dr Schmidt knows what she is doing, has an unflappable presence and makes one feel safe while she is conducting her examination.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

Consummate professional with warmth and caring attitude

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