Dr. Carol Ziel, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 62
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Dr. Carol Ziel, MD
ABOUT ME I work at the Duke Eye Center in Winston Salem, NC. I specialize in the surgical treatment of cataracts and glaucoma care. Cataract surgery can now be used to help patients see better without glasses. I use toric lens that treat astigmatism, and use multifocal lens that help people see far and near without glasses after cataract surgery. I also do laser cataract surgery. By talking to my patients I can help them determine which lens will give them the vision they want after cataract surgery. I also specialize in diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma using eye drops, laser treatment and surgery when necessary. I like to involve my patients in their care so that I can provide the best care for them and achieve the outcomes they desire. I was a nurse before becoming a doctor. This has helped me be a better listener so that I can understand what my patients need and want. LANGUAGES I SPEAK English

Winston Salem

2025 Frontis Plaza Blvd Ste 100

Winston Salem, NC 27103

Contact Information

(336) 768-3240

Dr. Carol Ziel, MD

Dr. Carol Ziel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

I like to involve my patients in their care so that I can provide the best care for them and achieve the outcomes they desire. I was a nurse before becoming a doctor. This has helped me be a better listener so that I can understand what my patients need and want.
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Dr. Ziel's Experience

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Dr. Ziel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
22

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Exotropia
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nystagmus
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
5

Procedures

  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • University Of Ky
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • U Ky Coll Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • U Ky Coll Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ziel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ziel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ziel to family and friends
2.7
based on 16 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Ziel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Winston Salem, NC |
I would not recommend Dr. Ziel, because of her insulting manner. A DMV employee told me that if my doctor would provide a note saying my vision was okay, I wouldn't have to go back for a retest. When I asked her if she'd sign such a note, she said No, that I should "just go on back to DMV," that if she signed that, she would wind up "signing all kinds of things." That sounds irrational, and certainly insulting--apparently five seconds of her time was more valuable than two hours of mine.
in Winston - Salem, NC |
I am three days post op of second cataract surgery with Dr. Ziel. I am absolutely thrilled with the results of the multifocal lens. Dr. Ziel was extremely professional and her confident style was refreshing. I highly recommend Dr. Ziel and her staff. My experience with the multifocal lens is beyond amazing. I have perfect distance vision, intermediate and close up. No more glasses for me. Thank you!
in Winston Salem, NC |
I would not recommend this doctor. My outcome following surgery was not good. The waiting time for every appointment varied from 1 to 3 hours. Others in the waiting room were also complaining. It seems to be routine b/c they have a white board on which they post how far behind the doctor is---when I had waited 3 hours they posted 1 hr and 45 mins late. I notice there are no star ratings for wait time. Charges far exceeded what I was quoted.
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Dr. Ziel accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Advantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Select
    State Employees Program
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Blue Options PPO
  • Cigna
    Behavioral Health
    Cigna HMO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Advantage Plus
    Choice Care
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ziel has admitting privileges

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
3333 Silas Creek Pkwy
Winston Salem, NC 27103
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