Dr. Alvin Tao, MD
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Ophthalmology | Male

Biography

Dr. Alvin Tao, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Lafayette, IN. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Tao is affiliated with Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital.

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Dr. Tao's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
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  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
West Lafayette, IN |
Dr. Tao is a very thorough and highly skilled doctor of ophthalmology. He takes the time to explain any eye problem in terms that a non-medical person can understand.
in Lafayette, IN |
Dr. Tao has a wonderful demeanor with patients. He is friendly and knowledgeable. He takes time to answer your questions and explain what he is doing. I really felt comfortable seeing him.
West Lafayette, IN |
I have been a patient of Dr. Tao for at least 25 years. I trust him absolutely with my eyes. He is caring especially during cataract surgery.
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Blodgett Meml Med Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Blodgett Meml Med Center

    Completed in 1980

    University Fla

    Completed in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion