Dr. Douglas Zale, MD

Dr. Douglas Zale, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 58
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Dr. Douglas Zale, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Chesterton, IN and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from In Univ Sch Of Med in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology.

711 S Calumet Rd

Chesterton, IN 46304

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 15 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Keratitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

83  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Choroideremia
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
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15  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

  • In Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • St Vincent
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Iu Health University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zale has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zale's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zale to family and friends
19 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Zale's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I have been seeing Dr Zale since he first came to Chesterton. He was the right doctor at the right time for me. I had a chronic eye issue that made me a "frequent flyer" at his office. He always managed to get me in when it was necessary. Wait times are sometimes long but that is because he gives...more
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