Dr. Steven Vale, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 54
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Dr. Steven Vale, MD
Dr. Vale is the Northeast region's most experienced eye surgeon in the field of laser vision correction of refractive errors. He has performed over 27,000 procedures since 1994. Dr. Vale received degrees from Franklin & Marshall College and the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University School of Medicine). He completed his residency in internal medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital and his residency in ophthalmology at Henry Ford Health Sciences Center. He is specialty board certified in both Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology. Dr. Vale also completed a cornea, external disease and refractive surgery fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University and has published numerous articles in the field of ophthalmology and laser vision correction. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Lackawanna Medical Society.

4 Meadow Ave # A

Scranton, PA 18505

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Dr. Steven Vale, MD

Dr. Steven Vale, MD

Accepted insurance

  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Devon Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Blepharitis
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more than 69% of peers
Stye
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more than 60% of peers
Keratitis
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more than 55% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vale "I have been a practicing ophthalmologist for over 20 years. In that time, I have developed and refined my techniques with the goal of providing the most advanced and precise laser vision correction available anywhere, while offering LASIK, PRK, epi-LASIK and LASIK at prices that are affordable for everyone. My personalized attention to each and every patient has resulted in my being awarded the Patients' Choice award for Ophthalmology for five consecutive years (2008-2012)."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ocular Immunology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
32

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Error
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Skin Infections
  • Stye
  • Ulcer

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • Franklin & Marshall College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Medical College Of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Crozer-Chester Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Kresge Eye Inst-Wayne State U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vale has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vale's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vale to family and friends
3.3
based on 18 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Vale's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Vale accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
    Advantage Health Solutions
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Devon Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
    Northeastern, Central, and South Central Pennsylvania Areas HMO-Standard
  • Health Net
    Advantage Platinum HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Empire Plan
    Options PPO
  • Vista Health Plan
    Commercial HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Vale has admitting privileges

Moses Taylor Hospital
700 Quincy Ave
Scranton, PA 18510
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Regional Hospital of Scranton
746 Jefferson Ave
Scranton, PA 18510
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