Dr. Douglas Covert, MD

Dr. Douglas Covert, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Douglas Covert, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Gaylord, MI and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Univ Of Nc Chapel Hill Sch Of Med in 2004 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

952 N Center Ave

Gaylord, MI 49735

Contact Information

(989) 448-0937

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 11 More

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Top Care Areas


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

Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Covert's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Covert "Dr. Covert completed his MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received his medical degree with distinction from the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Covert completed his internship at Aurora St. Luke's and his residency, chief residency, and fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Covert is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retinal Specialists. He has authored over twenty articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals."


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Vascular Disease


  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

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.


  • Univ Of Nc Chapel Hill Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Covert has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Covert's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Covert to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Covert's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Harbor Springs, MI
Dr. Covert is very professional and knowledgeable, and willing to take time to answer all questions. Very calming and excellent at performing the medical procedures. His staff is wonderful too. Would highly recommend Dr Covert.
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in Petoskey, MI
In a word...exceptional! One of the best in his field. He repaired my extensively torn retnia and saved my sight We are very fortunate for him to have an office in Petoskey. I would recommend him without reservations...
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in Pellston, MI
I had to see Dr. Covert on an emergency basis for a detached retina late in the afternoon. He was professional yet relaxed. He thoroughly explained what had happened and what the surgery the next morning would consist of. He explained this to me and my sons in easy to understand language that we...more
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