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Tamara Fountain, M.D.

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

General Information

Primary Specialty Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Gender Female
Bio Dr. Fountain grew up in Minnesota where her mother worked for Pillsbury and her father was a pilot at Northwest Airlines. She has always enjoyed an interest in art and design but pursued math and science studies as a premed at Stanford University. After Harvard Medical school, she chose a career in ophthalmology and specialized in plastic surgery around the eye. This was a natural intersection of art and science and allowed Dr. Fountain to combine two of her life's interests. She has been active in organizational medicine at the national level. She served 15 years with the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company, the largest malpractice insurer of America's ophthalmologists with a managed portfolio of over a quarter of a billion dollars. She served as Chair of the Board 2014-15. She will assume the presidency of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2018. This organization is the only society of eye doctors dedicated to plastic surgery. Dr. Fountain has served 10 years on the Board of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the largest society of of ophthalmologists with over 30,000 members worldwide. At the local level, Dr. Fountain has served 3 years as president of the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology and has been a long-time member of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Fountain is professor of ophthalmology at Rush University in Chicago where she has worked part-time for almost 20 years and served as Section Head, Division of Oculoplastics and Chair of Medical Student Education. She devotes one day a week to teaching medical students and supervising the training of ophthalmology residents. Dr. Fountain was recently selected to chair the Alumni Fund of Harvard Medical School. She welcomes the opportunity to give back to the institution where she started her career in this fulfilling profession. She still considers it an incredible responsibility and honor to take care of patients and whenever possible, to make their lives better.
EducationsStanford UniversityUndergraduate School | Graduated 1984Harvard Medical SchoolMedical School | Graduated 1988Pennsylvania HospitalInternship Hospital | Completed 1989Johns HopkinsResidency Hospital | Completed 1992University of Southern CaliforniaFellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
AwardsOral Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2014,16Chairman of the Board, Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company, 2014-16Board of Directors of Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance company, 2008-15President, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2018President, Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, 2002-2005Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2007Executive Secretary, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 2007-2011Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2008, 2010America's Top Ophthalmologists, 2010 to prBoard of Trustees, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2005-2008Best Doctors, 2006-preseDistinguished Alumnus, Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, 2016Distinguished Alumnus, Wilmer Eye Hospital, John Hopkins Hospital, 2015Lashing Out, April 2009Ophthalmology: The Next Generation, Dec. 2011Eyelid eversion for visualization of the upper eyelid lamellae; An anatomic cadaver study., 2011Twitter at the 2014 and 2015 Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology., 2016Castleman’s Disease in the Orbit of a 17-year-old Girl: A Case Report., 2013Tool Kit., 2014Ophthalmic Malpractice and Physician Gender: A Claims Data Analysis., 2014Section Editor, Ptosis. Pearls and Pitfall in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery, 2009Perioperative Systemic Anticoagulation in Oculoplastics Procedures: Balancing the Risk, 2010“Muller Muscle-Conjunctiva Resection (MMCR) for Blepharoptosis In Patients With Glaucoma Filtering Blebs”,, 2007Periorbital Skin Cancers: The Dermatologist’s Perspective, 2006EyeSmart Injury Prevention Campaign, July 1, 20Latisse Interview on MSNBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman Show, 2009Champagne Cork Injuries, Dec. 2008Eyelid Surgery Has More Than Cosmetic Benefits, 12-8-11
Language SpokenEnglish Spanish 
Memberships And Professional AffiliationsAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology, MemberAmerican Ophthalmological Society, MemberAmerican Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, MemberChicago Ophthalmological Society, MemberDepartment of Ophthalmology Section Chair Emeritus Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Rush University Medical Center Chicago, ProfessorIllinois Association of Ophthalmology, MemberWomen in Ophthalmology, Member
Insurance AcceptedAetna
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Anthem BCBS
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
HCC Life
Humana
HumanaOne
Protector 360
Celtic
IHC Group
Golden Rule Insurance
UnitedHealthcare
Standard Life
HCC Advantage
HCC Flexible
Medicaid

Accepted Health Plans

Blue FocusCare Bronze 209
TYPE:ACA (Obamacare)COST:from $307/moDEDUCTIBLE:$7,400
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Cigna Connect 5500
TYPE:ACA (Obamacare)COST:from $349/moDEDUCTIBLE:$5,500
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BlueCare Direct Bronze 401 with Advocate
TYPE:ACA (Obamacare)COST:from $365/moDEDUCTIBLE:$7,400
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Blue Precision Bronze HMO 205
TYPE:ACA (Obamacare)COST:from $374/moDEDUCTIBLE:$7,400
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Cigna Connect 5000
TYPE:ACA (Obamacare)COST:from $415/moDEDUCTIBLE:$5,000
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Semil B. Mehta, M.D.
Critical Care Medicine
2151 Waukegan Rd Ste 110
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Daryl Kinshasa Jenkins, D.P.M.
Podiatrist
775 Waukegan Rd
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Jason John Jerisha, DPM
Podiatrist
775 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
Jendayi Campbell
Athletic Trainer
2065 Half Day Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
Nina Ni Liu, MD
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
49 S Waukegan Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
Petronilo R Costa, MD
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
420 Lake Cook Rd Ste 118
Deerfield, IL 60015
Ellen Whitney Ingram, DT
Developmental Therapist
1466 Crowe Ave
Deerfield, IL 60015
Ultrasound Mobile Service, Ltd
Diagnostic Ultrasound
1020 Milwaukee Ave Ste 225
Deerfield, IL 60015
740 Waukegan Rd Deerfield IL, 60015

740 Waukegan Rd  Deerfield, IL 60015

Phone (847) 945-6770

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