Dr. Alvin Tao, MD

Dr. Alvin Tao, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. Alvin Tao, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Lafayette, IN and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2600 Ferry St

Lafayette, IN 47904

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Tao performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Drusen
very high
more than 90% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 85% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
high
more than 84% of peers

Dr. Tao's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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2  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Blodgett Meml Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Blodgett Meml Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Fla
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tao's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tao to family and friends
6 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Tao's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (3)

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.
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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.
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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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