Mary K. Russell, MD

Mary K. Russell, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Ophthalmology

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Cataract and Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Cataract, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration Screening
  • Comprehensive Medical and Surgical Eye Care
  • Dry Eye
  • Refractive Cataract Surgery
  • Urgent Eye Care

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - 2015
Internship:
AMITA Health/Resurrection Medical Center - 2016
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, 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:
Grayslake Ambulatory Surgery Center
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

728 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

She performed a thorough exam, answered my questions, and was timely. As a new patient, (without complex vision history) I was checked in, and walking out of the office in 40 minutes. Impressive!

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March 29, 2022

5.0

All good

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March 29, 2022

5.0

She was terrific.

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March 29, 2022

4.0

She’s very good that’s why I scheduled to see her again. I paid 35.00 copay and didn’t get to see her due sitting and waiting for over an hour. If they would have mentioned to me up front that my wait would be this long I would have rescheduled then due to my other appointment.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

She listens to my concerns, explains well, and gives options. She is kind and professional

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March 25, 2022

5.0

Really caring doctor

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Everyone from the tech to the doctor was very polite and helpful

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March 23, 2022

5.0

I really liked her.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Excellent in explaining to patients the issue with eyes.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Russell was very personable and considered my other medical conditions in her questions and evaluation. She addressed my issues and explained thoroughly my conditions and current health of my eye sight.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Extremely professional.

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March 20, 2022

5.0

Dr Russell is articulate, efficient, professional. I never feel rushed, etc. She listens and explains things well

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Very nice ! Explain everything to me.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

I received excellent care from Northwestern . Dr. Russell explained everything to me .

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March 16, 2022

5.0

She is very professional and explains everything in simple terms.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Explained everything and very friendly.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

She is knowledgeable and easy to communicate with.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

For everything

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March 11, 2022

5.0

She's thorough and takes time with you. Never rushed.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

She explains things well and took enough time to double check my concerns and share information for solutions

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March 08, 2022

5.0

She is an outstanding Doctor!!!

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March 06, 2022

5.0

She is very nice ! To the point about what's going on with her patients!

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March 03, 2022

5.0

She's good.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

She was able to really tell me what really wrong with my vision. Other Doctors and Specialist have not been able to diagnose my problem right. She was and very thankful

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March 01, 2022

5.0

I would like thank Dr Russell and her staff for the care provided for me in a timely manner on the day of my visit.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Good personality and competent

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Consistently focused on my care, carefully explains procedures and test results, always allows time to answer questions. Comes across as knowledgable, experienced and caring.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

She was very thorough and explain things so I could understand them clearly

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February 23, 2022

5.0

I feel she is very knowledgable and easy to talk to. I trust her

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February 23, 2022

5.0

Excellent communicator. Very thorough.

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February 23, 2022

5.0

She took time with me, she explain things, she answered my questions, she explain things well enough that I feel I can make a good decision about what I want to do.

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February 16, 2022

4.0

Answered all questions and explained everything

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Dr. Russell has been consistently thoughtful, caring and willing to explain things and answer questions. Surgical results on first eye have been good, as expected.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Extremely thorough with the exam and explained the results very well.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Russell is wonderful! She's patient and kind, and seems very knowledgeable.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

A personable and good listener, Dr. Russell explained everything clearly and was willingly ready to answer questions.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

She was great! I felt heard and like I received great care and also advice about the ptosis in my left eye.

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February 11, 2022

4.0

does a good job of explaining procedure

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Professional, clear with explanations, friendly

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Very efficient

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February 09, 2022

5.0

She is a very personable Doctor.

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February 09, 2022

5.0

Answered all my?

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Very concerned and caring

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Had issue with new glasses and with return appointment with Dr Russel had a very through reexamination.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Skilled doctor and friendly person

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February 02, 2022

5.0

She was very helpful.kind and respectful

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Very personable and knowledgeable.

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January 31, 2022

4.0

She was very professional with her explaining about my vision care

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Dr Mary Russell is incredible. Helpful, knowledgeable and supportive. An outstanding medical provider.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Ms.Mary K Russell met every aspect that I look for in any doctor that I have I was greatly satisfied and happy with everything including her patience with explaining everything about my surgery that she will have with me.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Answered all my questions. Gave me time.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

Very good with patient and explaining everything and being very thorough.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

She was very professional, efficient, knowledgeable, and kind - the way a doctor should be.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Not too long of a wait. Everyone was kind and very knowledgeable. Dr. Russell was very attentive and addressed any concerns I had.

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January 22, 2022

5.0

She is a very personable Dr.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

She’s the best. Caring, considerate and highly professional.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

She explained my situation and what the plan of action would be.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Took extra time. Explained procedure throughly. Pleasant demeanor. Very professional.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Listened to my issues and concerns.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

She is very professional, thorough and caring!!! Is interested in you as a person and is willing to take the time to answer all my questions.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and professional.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr Russell was personable and knowledgable…answered all my questions patiently, explained procedure and follow up clearly

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January 14, 2022

5.0

She was great

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January 11, 2022

5.0

She is efficient and knows her craft

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Russell provided great care for me.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

She guided me through the whole process that left with confidence that I was getting the best care possible

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January 10, 2022

5.0

She was wonderful. I felt like she listened to me and respected my questions

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January 07, 2022

5.0

Very friendly and offered great info

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Didn’t rush - plenty of time and in depth analysis

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January 05, 2022

5.0

Because she is a Great Doctor!!

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December 26, 2021

5.0

Very good at explaining test, etc.

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December 26, 2021

5.0

She was also very forthcoming about my condition and what to expect.

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December 22, 2021

0.0

she prescribed incorrect glasses for me and i paid for them. i was given a new prescription on dec 15, so i have to pay twice? i don't think so.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Russell and her staff are efficient

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Doctor was very professional and thorough.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Thorough, professional, and friendly

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December 19, 2021

5.0

Professionalism, cared about me as a person and not a number. Doctor took her time and explained things to me in an understandable way.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

For every Field

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December 17, 2021

5.0

She is excellent .

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December 17, 2021

5.0

Very compassionate, listens, answers all questions and great surgeon!

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December 16, 2021

5.0

She is always prepared when she comes in & is very thorough in her exams & conversations. She also refers back to relevant info in Epic from my cardiologist & an immunologist notes.

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December 12, 2021

5.0

She spotted a torn retina even though I had no symptoms.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

Very professional, yet friendly.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

I felt very confident with her exam and diagnosis.

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December 04, 2021

5.0

Professional. Knows her field. And friendly.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Dr Russell gave my wife and I thorough exams. She is knowledgeable, caring and answers all our questions. I would gladly recommend Dr Russell.

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Exam went well; she answered all my questions.

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December 03, 2021

4.0

explains well

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December 01, 2021

5.0

Kind, good listening, clearly knowledgeable

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November 30, 2021

5.0

Takes her time during the exam, makes you feel comfortable, explains things in a way that is easier to understand.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

A very well educated and true professional that took her time to explain everything to me.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Very good Dr to me and address the issue.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Russell conducted my eye exam efficiently and explained her evaluation clearly and patiently. Once again, I had a good experience with doctors at Northwestern.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

Very personal,informative,just Great people and service

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November 29, 2021

5.0

She is helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, and overall a good doctor

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November 22, 2021

5.0

She is fantastic. She is knowledgeable, she explained the test results showing me the images that were taken, and cared about me as a patient. This was very unlike the one I went to before who seemed bored!!!

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Dr. Russel demonstrates real care and empathy; is not only professional and skilled but makes a human connection with the people she cares for. Dr. Russel provided skilled instruction and teaching that gave me a thorough understanding of the process and what I could expect. I felt safe in under her care.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

Very nice doctor. Explained things well.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

Amable atenta educada comprenciva y muy preparada

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June 17, 2021

5.0

Excellent

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Disclosures

Mary K. Russell, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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