Carol H. Schmidt, MD

4.8 
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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

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

4.8
4.8 

1750 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

85 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

85 Reviews

August 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Carol H Schmidt, and [ ] are professional courteous and knowledgeable.

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August 28, 2023

5.0

She is direct and positive

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August 24, 2023

5.0

courteous, communicates well, but is assertive about a patient's responsibility for proper care,

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Excellent diagnostician. Very forthright; excellent communicator.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

She’s a good and thorough eye doctor.

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August 20, 2023

5.0

Professional yet friendly. Dr Schmidt informs provides me with the information I am interested in learning regarding the health of my eyes.

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August 19, 2023

5.0

Dr Schmidt was willing to see me for an urgent visit. I had been experiencing constant eye burning and pain for several days. She examined my eyes thoroughly and spend about 15 mins with me explaining her findings and plans. I truly appreciated her help.

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August 17, 2023

5.0

I have been seeing Dr. Schmidt for a number of years. She is professional, friendly and courteous. She answers all questions, explains things well and pays attention.

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August 16, 2023

4.0

She’s through and her bedside manner is comforting.

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August 16, 2023

5.0

Assistant was thorough and personable in testing Dr, Schmidt was wonderful, explaining the tests and assuring us that we were in good shape.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

She was very nice and knowledgeable.

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August 12, 2023

5.0

She was knowledgeable and listened carefully.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

She explains everything very well.

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August 09, 2023

5.0

She answered all of my questions and explained changes in my vision very clearly and options that I had.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

She is thorough. Explains all the information, test, etc. in easy understandable language.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

She addressed all my concerns and also mentioned the recent trend in treatments. I like her confidence.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Attentive, professional care giver. Good listener. Willing to answer any questions. Provides thoughtful, thorough care.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

She is a very good doctor.

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Personable caring & professional

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Always thorough in exams and take time to explain treatment and progress.

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August 07, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schmidt Is an excellent Dr. Her assistant is also extremely competent.

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August 06, 2023

5.0

No nonsense approach to issues with clearly articulated explanations.

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August 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schmidt is an outstanding doctor. I am very comfortable with her.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Very attentive, professional and caring.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

She is very easy to speak to and gives direct answers

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August 01, 2023

5.0

She was down to earth, and helpful, and answered my questions clearly.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

She is thorough and clearly explains things.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

I liked her, and she seemed competent.

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July 28, 2023

5.0

Lot of energy, informative, and kind

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July 27, 2023

4.0

Explain things, care

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Carol Schmidt was professional.

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Very professional and experienced

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Very professional and personable

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July 24, 2023

5.0

Very professional and very good treatment

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July 24, 2023

5.0

She is absolutely the best! So professional, so competent, so nice!

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July 24, 2023

5.0

very detailed in explaining my issues and i felt the exam was very detailed also. her assistant was also very professional and knew her job very well

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July 23, 2023

5.0

Dr Schimdt was fantastic. She was efficient without making me feel rushed.

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July 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schmidt is an excellent clinician and is an attentive listener.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

She is very thorough and professional.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Always great check ups and info.

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Very nice doctor

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July 18, 2023

4.0

She is a good Docter

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July 17, 2023

4.0

Good docs, good location. Negatives are difficulties in getting appointments and being kept waiting for the doctor

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July 17, 2023

5.0

Very dedicated and careful in the relationship with the patient

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July 16, 2023

4.0

general satisfaction

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July 16, 2023

5.0

Efficient, thorough. Dr. Schmidt seemed a bit preoccupied with time management but once I asked about her life, she opened up a bit.

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Good patient care

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schmidt was very professional, thorough and gave me good news.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

Quick and thoughtful

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July 11, 2023

5.0

I am very grateful to Dr. Schmidt for a great care I received during my appointment this morning.

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July 10, 2023

5.0

She is very thorough and knows my history. She takes the time to answer all my questions. She also noticed something in my eyes years ago and asked if I was diabetic. At that time I was pre-diabetic.

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July 09, 2023

5.0

The doctor was knowledgable and skillful.

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Pleasant; Gave good explanations and opinions

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July 04, 2023

5.0

Explains my eye health in terms that I can understand Answers questions in clear and simple terms.Double check things and leaves nothing overlooked Very professional during all my visits. I would recommend Dr.Schmidt in the highest regard.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

She is knowledgeable, easygoing and cares about my vision and health.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

I appreciate: her squeezing me into her schedule for the earliest appointment, instead of double-booking me; that she assured I was checked in when no one else was at the check-in desk; and, my appointment/visit was quick and to the point.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

Doctor always listens to my concerns and addresses them

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Her professionalism, concern and kindness

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Efficient

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June 25, 2023

5.0

I really liked Dr. Schmidt. She was no-nonsense and answered all my questions.

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June 24, 2023

5.0

She is very good, but the wait is long

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Very calm and explains topics well,

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June 24, 2023

5.0

Pleasant , courteous, respectful

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June 23, 2023

5.0

She is a very professional doctor, very attentive and kind.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

She was excellent

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Very attentive and professional

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June 23, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable, thorough, friendly.

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June 23, 2023

5.0

She is thorough and awesome

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Excellent care

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June 20, 2023

5.0

She was considerate of busy Mon schedule, but was not overly rushed during examination. Thoroughly answered my questions in professional and layman's terms. When asked, she povided possible age related eye concerns also.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

knowledgable

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Always thorough, professional, pleasant.

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June 17, 2023

5.0

She explains what she does and why she does it clearly.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

For your dedication and attention, as a patient I am grateful for your wonderful care.

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable, patient friendly and shows concerns for patient's health

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June 12, 2023

5.0

Very down to earth & made me very comfortable

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June 12, 2023

5.0

She is very good

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schmidt was kind and professional.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Her professionalism doesn’t stop her from being personal at times. A good attribute.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Positive mental attitude and right to the point on her services

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Dr Schmidt is very kind and compassionate. Very personable and most of all very professional. She was referred to me and at my first initial visit notice some things that were not detected or mentioned by another NM ophthalmologist and she then referred me on for specialist eye care.

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Patient centric oriented

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Smart and personable.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Schmidt has a friendly manner and explained everything throughly to me.

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June 04, 2023

5.0

Dr’s bedside manner was 10+

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