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

  • intravitreal injections
  • ocular inflammation
  • ocular manifestations of systemic disease
  • viral infections of the eye
  • vitreous implants

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
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 

730 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

89 Reviews

August 23, 2023

5.0

Goldstein and her team of residents are great but it can be a bit distracting. My only feedback is for the doctor to focus more on communicating with the patient vs training the residents. It seems the focus is more on their training than communicating with me and to be honest, she only spent about 5 minutes in the room maybe less. I had some things I wanted to address with the doctor but forgot because of all the distractions.

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August 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is a wonderful combination of a doctor’s doctor and one that also understands the human instincts of her patients. Her questions were insightful and her plan was manageable. Overall, she gave me the impression that she “gets this” and that we will take care of it. Hard to ask for anything more in a physician.

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August 15, 2023

5.0

Great doctor, very up lifting, always puts you at ease, cheerful personality

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August 15, 2023

5.0

She’s on top of her patients and brings a balanced view.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Expert with great care and compassion

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August 14, 2023

5.0

knowledge and rapport with our grandson her patient

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Relatable professional Kind Great sense of humor Expert in her field I trust her and her team

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August 09, 2023

5.0

Very thorough and explain what she is doing.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Doctor Goldstein is, with no doubt, one of the best doctors I have ever had and treats my VKH better than anyone.

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August 03, 2023

5.0

Dr Goldstein’s uveitis experience and expertise is world renowned. She has provided excellent care for a number of years and slowed the progression of a debilitating condition. I am forever grateful

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August 03, 2023

5.0

She knows what she is doing and care about the patient. She will work with other doctors to get to the bottom of the problem. The best doctor I have ever had.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

very good attention

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July 30, 2023

5.0

A. She is knowledgeable about a relatively unusual and potentially quite harmful inflammatory eye condition, as was her then-resident, [ ], joining the staff in September. B. She shares detail and answers questions willingly and thoroughly which puts a curious patient at ease. C. Between appointments it is easy enough to get answers to questions or problems as they may come up. D. She is sociable, with a good sense of humor.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

I saw Dr. Goldstein and her mentor early in Dr. Goldstein's career. Done, through my UC employee, I was enrolled in a self-insurance program. I received very good care from the uveitis specialist I saw there, and, when there was no more specialist, I saw a retina specialist, who just did not have the knowledge of the disease. When I was able to choose my own insurance plan again, I picked the plan that included Dr. Goldstein. The last time I saw her she was pregnant with her child who I met at my first appointment with Dr. Goldstein at NWM as she (the daughter), as a premed, followed her mother through he workday as a premed student. I am so glad I am with Dr. Goldstein as the disease progresses.

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July 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is a devoted expert in her field as well as a kind, caring and warm person.

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July 22, 2023

5.0

She is the best doctor I have meet so far. Always gives me options on what I can do and explains everything in a way that I can understand!

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July 20, 2023

5.0

She knows her stuff! Very friendly.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

She listens and cares about your issues and health

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is extremely knowledgeable, very caring and explains technical issues clearly and concisely. She also engages her students /residents/fellows in the learning process

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July 13, 2023

5.0

From day one she's always been such a sweet person and made me feel comfortable. That's important! She has a heart of gold!!

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July 13, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable doctor with nice bedside manner

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July 11, 2023

5.0

Dr Goldstein is very caring and knowledgeable.

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Caring, compassionate

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Thoroughness and knowledge

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July 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. GOLDSTEIN and her team did a great job in seeing me and keeping me informed each step of the exam process. They showed interest in my answers to questions and were very timely in getting me in and out!

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July 03, 2023

5.0

She is incredibly knowledgeable and skilled, and treats you with respect.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

She is very thorough, very professional. I trust her with my care.

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June 28, 2023

5.0

I have been her patient for about ten years and she is doing a great job to treat my condition

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June 27, 2023

5.0

She’s a good doctor and makes me feel very uncomfortable even when I’m in pain.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is knowledgeable in this specialty and familiar with my rare condition. She is thorough and personable

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June 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein provides thorough excellent care for my rather difficult condition

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June 17, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is the best Iritis doctor in Chicago. Competent, kind, and caring. The same for her fellow, Dr. [ ]. Very thorough.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is by far the best doctor. She is constantly aware of where I am in my care, including results and actions of my other doctor at UIC. She always proceeds with the best actions needed at the time but with long-term goals and concerns in mind. This ultimately makes me feel cared for not only as a patient but as a person. I always walk away feel good about the plan of action and know that all my questions and concerns were answered.

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June 15, 2023

5.0

Gets to the bottom of the problem and she cares. Results result’s results

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June 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein was polite and very knowledgeable and explained everything I thank God for her help.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Best care possible.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

First class doctor

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is very knowledgeable and friendly.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

I would recommend to anyone.

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June 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein has an international reputation for very good reason; she is not only brilliant in her field, but she cultivates trust in her trainees (evident at every visit) and in her patients. She is an exceptional physician and I am deeply grateful for her care.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

She is caring, thorough, understanding, supportive, knowledgeable, extremely pleasant. She is asuperb eye Dr. The best I ever had.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Outstanding doctor. World’s leading expert on our son’s condition. Kind and caring. Always willing to listen and answer questions.

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May 31, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is kind, relatable, responsive and absolutely fantastic at what she does! The BEST!!

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May 29, 2023

5.0

She listens, takes her time, explains and is very personable.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Competent, thorough, committed to good patient outcomes. Efficient, seems to treat her students/ fellows well, teaches them without making the patient feel like an object. Takes care to explain what she's seeing/diagnosing to the patient and to the fellows.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

She shares and explains all info, findings and discoveries pertaining to my condition. She leaves room for my input as well.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Best!!!!

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Excellent!

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May 11, 2023

5.0

she is my most trusted medical provider

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May 10, 2023

5.0

He was kind and I liked the treatment and he diagnosed me

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May 09, 2023

5.0

Very well versed in treatment of VKH.

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May 05, 2023

5.0

Spends quality time with me when I have an appointment. I feel confident in my care.

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is extremely knowledgeable and always makes me feel like I am not just another patient. She has a wonderful charismatic way of making me feel like I am a top priority not just while in her exam room but also about my overall well being between visits.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Very personable, confident and explained everything clearly. Did not feel rushed, answered all our questions and concerns. Would DEFINITELY recommend her!

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April 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein truly cares.

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April 20, 2023

5.0

No nonsense clear open communication and answered all my questions

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April 19, 2023

5.0

She is the best surgeon and eye doctor have ever had she has kept me seen for 20 years and she really cares abo ut her patients she is excellent and you couldn't do better than her with any eye doctor in the world

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Excellent care!

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Engaging, compassionate & genuine

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April 19, 2023

5.0

She is a great doctor, and she cares about her patients.

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April 17, 2023

5.0

It is always a great experience when coming to see my doctor Dr. Goldstein always very professional and very informative and helpful

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April 11, 2023

5.0

She's the best and saved my vision a few times.

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April 11, 2023

5.0

Amazing bedside manner.

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April 08, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable and caring doctor

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April 07, 2023

4.0

Excelente doctor.

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April 05, 2023

5.0

She’s the best! So knowledgeable and kind, too.

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Has patients health and welfare in mind always - straight forward discussions about problems and treatment

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April 04, 2023

5.0

Dr.Golstein is an excellent Doctor ( her attending dr as well) Always very attentive, she takes her time and ask if you have any questions or concerns. I trust Dr.Golstein to care for my daughter 100%

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April 02, 2023

5.0

She is knowledgeable, listens and gives me confidence

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April 02, 2023

5.0

She is a great doctor and very professional. And takes excellent care of my medical needs. The best.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

She is the best in her field and has treated our son with great care.

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March 28, 2023

5.0

Awesome Doctor. Expert in her field. World class .

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Dr Goldstein is the best Doctor and understands your needs

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March 11, 2023

5.0

Excellent care

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March 09, 2023

5.0

Dr. Goldstein is amazing! She was very friendly, thorough and knowledgeable. She gladly answered any questions I had and really helped me understand my condition.

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March 08, 2023

5.0

She’s the best Dr for bedside manner and expertise. Highly recommend

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March 08, 2023

5.0

My doctor, Dr. Deborah Goldstein is extremely professional and extremely knowledgeable. I would never change and I will always keep her as a doctor as long as I’m able to go there.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

She is amazing, caring, brilliant, kind, a true expert in her field. She is an exceptional doctor.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

She’s the best

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Excellent, but so much waiting.

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February 26, 2023

5.0

I admire her eork

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February 26, 2023

4.0

My doctor and her team are excellent but the wait times are terrible.

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February 26, 2023

5.0

Outstanding Physician and great explainations of what is happening and how to proceed with curing the Issue.

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February 25, 2023

5.0

Best doctor ever

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Again, she really is gifted with a wealth of knowledge and additionally treats me, and I’m sure all of her patients, with the care that makes them feel valued.

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February 22, 2023

5.0

She is v patient & good listener

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February 21, 2023

3.0

She has great bedside manner but did not even actually look at my eyes

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February 21, 2023

5.0

Very professional and courteous. My son receives excellent care

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February 18, 2023

5.0

wonderful caring doctor

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