Brian L. Heffelfinger, M.D.

After graduating with honors from the University of Illinois in 1991, Dr. Heffelfinger received his MD degree from Rush University in Chicago in 1995. He completed a surgical internship and ophthalmology residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center in 1999. He then completed a glaucoma fellowship with the glaucoma specialists of Northwestern University School of Medicine.

Dr. Heffelfinger joined Fox Valley Ophthalmology in July 2000. He sees patients in our St. Charles and Elgin offices. He sees both general ophthalmology and glaucoma patients in these two offices. As a cataract surgeon, his special interest is the use of toric or bifocal lens implants to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses after cataract surgery.

Dr. Heffelfinger is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Illinois State Medical Society, and the Chicago Glaucoma Society.

Medical Specialty
Sub-specialty: Glaucoma

Professional Credentials
B.A. University of Illinois at Urbana, 1991
M.D. Rush University, 1995
Completed a residency at Rush Presbyterian St Lukes, 1999
Completed glaucoma fellowship with specialists of Northwestern, 2000
On staff: Amita St. Joseph Hospital, Advocate Sherman Hospital, and Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center*

*Surgery is not performed at every location 

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Illinois State Medical Society
Chicago Glaucoma Society

Personal Philosophy Towards Medicine
To provide quality medical and surgical eye care in an honest, service-oriented environment

Special Medical Interests

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40W330 La Fox Road, Suite A
St. Charles, Il 60175
(630) 584-9850

Monday: 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 8PM
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8AM - 5PM
Saturday: 8AM - Noon

Appointment line available M-F from 8AM - 5PM
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750 Fletcher Drive, Suite 106
Elgin, Il 60123
(847) 695-0499

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Thursday: 8AM - 8PM

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