Debra A. Goldstein, MD

Debra A. Goldstein, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

Ocular Inflammation and Uveitis

Secondary Specialty

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, McGill University Faculty of Medicine - 1988
Residency:
McGill University - 1993
Fellowships:
McGill University - 1994
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1995

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician 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 

629 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

August 24, 2021

5.0

She is amazing. She spends the time necessary to put a patient at ease and makes sure you understand your treatment plan.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

I absolutely love Dr. Goldstein and her team.

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August 23, 2021

5.0

Extremely knowledgeable and able to communicate information on your condition.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Shes nice. Shes not in a rush. She listens and tells you what she thinks and thats wonderful.

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August 18, 2021

5.0

Truly Excellent doctor , extremely knowledgeable, excellent rapport with patient, you know you are seeing someone with vast expertise. She teaches the fellow ( younger doctor still in training ) but does not ignore you, the patient. She makes sure to engage you as a whole human being not an eye problem..

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August 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldstein tells it like it is and doesnt treat you like you are stupid, yet she takes care in her explanations. I always feel like my care is top priority when I come for an appointment. I wish every doctor could be like her.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

Dr Goldstein is a national leader in my ailment (posterior uveitis) and I feel fortunate to be under her care. She studies the longitudinal course of my disease, explains things well, and is very caring and personable.

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August 07, 2021

5.0

She's Awesome

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August 04, 2021

5.0

I have been treated by Dr. Goldstein for over 20 years and has continued to receive excellent service.

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August 02, 2021

5.0

She was down to earth and caring when she spoke. Cared about your well being with diagnosis

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July 31, 2021

5.0

I trust her completely, and find her knowledgeable and able to communicate issues very well

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July 30, 2021

5.0

The best. I as her patient at her es institution and followed her when she moved to Northwestern.

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July 28, 2021

5.0

Everyone was professional and personable. The young lady who took me back to the room today was excellent. She explained everything she was doing as she prepared me to see the doctor. She made me feel very comfortable. I always get the best care from Dr. Goldstein. Shes so knowledgeable, thorough and funny.

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July 26, 2021

5.0

She is well known for the treatment of this particular disease, which is why I made the appt. I found her to be warm, engaging, direct, and compassionate.

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July 23, 2021

4.0

She really cares about the patient

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July 22, 2021

5.0

World expert in uveitis and such a caring and sincere manner.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

She is kind and does her best. Her staff are nice clean.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

She is very wonderful and makes all the inconvenience worth it.

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July 19, 2021

5.0

Muy buena atención

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July 17, 2021

5.0

A Very caring and knowledgeable Doctor that listens to her Patients.

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July 15, 2021

5.0

I love Dr Goldstein. She makes me laugh and talks real talk to encourage me, not only with my vision but my all around health 💗

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July 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldstein and her fellows are amazing. Dr. Goldstein is straight to the point and honest. They have been able to get my vision back. I feel confident in their care.

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July 09, 2021

5.0

Excellence Care for her patients

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is a treasure: extraordinarily competent with a delightful personality.

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July 07, 2021

5.0

Top doctor.

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July 06, 2021

5.0

She is kind, compassionate and caring in her bedside manner which was truly appreciated today.

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July 05, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Shes just a great doctor n shes very fashionable.Doctor Goldstein answers all my questions.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

I was able to get an emergency appointment when needed.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

Always pleasant, caring and happy.

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June 29, 2021

5.0

She has been my doctor for over 20 years and I have no problems with her.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

She is a great physician and she cares.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Expertise in her field and ability to communicate clearly and integrate new information.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

She is knowledgeable and empathetic. We trust her fully

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June 15, 2021

5.0

She is extremely thorough and knowledgeable. She also has a very warm personality which helps in such a very important specialty!

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June 12, 2021

5.0

She is excellent physician. She listens, which is very good, and is firm about making me stay on track.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

She is the best, warm, profoundly experienced yet down to earth, excellent doctor.

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June 10, 2021

5.0

Dr Goldstein was phenomenal. My daughter is excited (yes, excited!) about her visit today. She feels she learned so much and has a clearer understanding of what she has dealt with. I believe her entire outlook has been improved from our visit today though the diagnosis and treatment plan was largely just confirmed. As a parent, I appreciated that my daughter was treated so well. And it must be shared that the doctor who spent so much time with us (fellowship almost completed) was also fantastic. (Note: Just before hitting Å“submit? I showed my response to my daughter who insisted I write more because, she said of Dr. Goldstein, Å“everybody needs to see her.?)

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Shes the best in her field of study, and we have been a patient of hers for the past Ill see 10+ years.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

She was outstanding!

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June 09, 2021

5.0

She is extremely thorough, knowledgeable and personable.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is an expert in her field and genuinely cares for her patients.

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Love her

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May 27, 2021

5.0

Dr Goldstein was beyond expectations! She was patient with my questions, explained what we were doing as my son asked questions and was exceptional with her fellows as well. Very thorough and put my anxiety at ease with an otherwise stressful diagnosis

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Love her

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable & compassionate

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May 19, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is thorough and caring. She is excellent.

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Goldstein, and her staff, are knowledgeable and personable. It is always a positive experience.

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May 11, 2021

5.0

She's the best at what she does

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May 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldstein was very thorough with the exam and answered all my questions. Felt very comfortable with her diagnosis and follow up.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable, has a great "bedside manner" and doesn't sugar coat anything.

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May 05, 2021

5.0

Exceptional professional and an amazing human being.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and noce

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May 04, 2021

5.0

She's amazing!

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Caring and knowledgeable doctor

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May 02, 2021

5.0

She is a smart and caring Doctor. Her analysis of any problem is correct and her recommendations for solution are great.

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May 01, 2021

5.0

She is compassionate and caring and takes personal time and care with her patient!

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April 29, 2021

5.0

She is always happy to see us and patient with questions we may have.

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April 28, 2021

5.0

She is outstanding. A leading expert on the research in her field. A very dedicated physician, and an excellent communicator.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

I have no doubt that I am receiving the best care possible with Dr. Goldstein.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Caring. Professional. Knowledgeable.

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April 27, 2021

5.0

Best doctor in Chicago for my eye condition. Was lucky to find her and to be seen by her.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is very kind, thorough and engaging.

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April 21, 2021

5.0

She is an awesome knowledgeable doctor. Plus I've seen her for 15 years.

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April 18, 2021

5.0

She is kind, compassionate and has a great bedside manner. Those are just the perks because she is also an amazing doctor that is succeeding where many doctors have failed before.

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April 15, 2021

5.0

She saved my eyesight ...... I was going blind and two doctors in St. Louis did not diagnose the problem for six years and when it was diagnosed, it was not correctly treated.

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April 14, 2021

5.0

She knows uveitis and knows how to treat it.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Excellent

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April 10, 2021

5.0

Northwestern was the last place we needed to be to problems solved.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

She's passionate and skilled in her field of work. She makes each patient feel special starting with the way she greets them.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Because she's an excellent doctor her interns are excellent and she's a great teacher.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

I trust her judgment and have full confidence in her expertise.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, patient-centered, clear communicator, excellent practitioner, extremely personable

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April 03, 2021

5.0

Wonderful bedside manner

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April 02, 2021

5.0

She is professional, thorough, and personable. She listens and responds to my questions.

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April 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldstein has been caring for me for 18 years and despite my illness I live a very healthy and happy life thanks to her quality care.

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March 31, 2021

5.0

Shes very smart and super nice!

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March 30, 2021

5.0

Every time I fly out here to see Dr. Goldstein, Im so glad I did. She is so knowledgeable and caring, She inspires confidence and is a great listener. Answers all questions and doesnt make you feel rushed. Love her.

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March 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Goldstein and her staff are the epitome of how you should treat patients. They are extremely knowledgeable in their field, utilize technology and treat patients with respect and care.

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March 29, 2021

5.0

She was very kind and easy to talk to! She was incredibly knowledgeable and I felt like I was receiving the best possible care!

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March 27, 2021

5.0

She is a great doctor

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Goldstein does eve thing she in her power to help her patients, she go the extra mile.

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March 25, 2021

5.0

The best doctor and most caring doctor Ive ever had.

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, patient advocate

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March 25, 2021

5.0

I felt her level of care was genuine and honest.

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March 23, 2021

5.0

She's amazing

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March 22, 2021

5.0

Very professional, caring, patient and thorough

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March 22, 2021

5.0

Very caring, thorough.

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March 20, 2021

4.0

She is a very good doctor and she has a very friendly personality.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

I love the way she take care of her patients

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March 18, 2021

5.0

She's caring, takes her time, friendly and knows her stuff.

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March 18, 2021

4.0

Dr. Goldstein doesnt perform exams. Her residents and/or fellows do. I would prefer she be the one assessing my eye health.

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March 17, 2021

5.0

She has always been great!

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March 15, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, understands patients concerns

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March 15, 2021

5.0

Extremely thorough. Spent lots of time with with us, very good at clearly communicating everything

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March 11, 2021

5.0

Where to begin- Dr Goldstein is the most knowledgeable and caring woman Ive ever met. Id book appointments just to keep in touch!

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March 11, 2021

5.0

We love her. She is so knowledgeable in her field and expertise. She is welcoming and makes you feel very comfortable with any care plan. Her demeanor is friendly and fun, yet caring and understanding as well. She has made us feel confident in receiving care from her and her team.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

Dr. Deborah A. Goldstein has proven her commitment to my health and my total well-being. Her character is personified with integrity, compassion, professional expertise, and human kindness.I believe her person has made me better in my health throughout all the years that I have been her patient. I am grateful to Northwestern medical center for one thing; and that is for hiring Dr. Deborah A. Goldstein.

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March 08, 2021

5.0

Dr Goldstein and her team are in a very busy office, however devote the time necessary to run tests, explain my medical condition and the strategy to controlling the eye problems.

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March 07, 2021

5.0

She is concerned for preserving my vision

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