Dr. Sarah Galchus, MD

Dr. Sarah Galchus, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
50 y/o
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Dr. Sarah Galchus, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Duluth, MN. She is 50 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Galchus is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth and Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center.

Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 2nd Street Building

502 E 2nd St

Duluth, MN 55805
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

As a physician, I have the privilege of caring for patients and their families and sharing in Essentia Health's mission of making a healthy difference in people's lives.
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Experience for Dr. Galchus

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Top Care Areas for Dr. Galchus by Patient Volume

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Corneal Abrasion or Laceration

Dr. Galchus's volume for this condition ranks within the 100th percentile in our national data set.

very high

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Corneal Diseases

Dr. Galchus treated this condition for more patients than 99% of her peers nationwide.

very high

3

Eye Cancer

Dr. Galchus treated this condition for more patients than 96% of her peers nationwide.

very high

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Optometry
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
99

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • 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
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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 Vermont / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Galchus has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Galchus does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Galchus and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Galchus' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Galchus to family and friends
5.0
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Galchus' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in South Range,wi |
Everything that Dr, Galchus said to explain Cindy,s condition was shown and stated in a way that made it easier for us to visualize and understand. The risks as well as the urgency were completely discussed. From our very first appointment with Dr. Galchus, she was extremely thorough and confident. Dr.Galchus gave us the best of her talents and we hope that if we ever have to face a scary situation like this again.......that we have Dr Galchus to calm our fears.
Thanks for sharing such positive feedback about Dr. Galchus. We feel fortunate to have her on our team and will pass on your kind words to her.
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Dr. Galchus accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

Hospitals where Dr. Galchus has admitting privileges

Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center
407 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55805
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Essentia Health-Duluth
502 E 2nd St
Duluth, MN 55805
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