Dr. Carol Ziel, MD

Dr. Carol Ziel, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 62
(17)
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Dr. Carol Ziel, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Winston Salem, NC and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from University Of Kentucky in 1987 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story

2025 Frontis Plaza Blvd Ste 100

Winston Salem, NC 27103

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Glaucoma
very high
more than 98% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Cataract
high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Ziel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ziel "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"

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ziel "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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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • 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
2.8
based on 17 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Ziel's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in winston salem |
dr. ziel has treated my glaucoma for a number of years and i have always found her to be extremely professional in every way. she has also removed two cataracts and the results of both surgeries were 100 percent successful. even though dr. ziel is a kentucky graduate and works at the duke eye...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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