Gale M. England

Gale M. England, M.D.

3745 Highland Avenue

Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

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Gale M. England, M.D.

General Surgery

Breast Surgery

3745 Highland Avenue

2nd Floor

Downers Grove, Illinois 60515


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I believe that knowledge is power. The more a person knows about their disease, the better equipped one is to go thru treatment physically and emotionally. My patients and I are a team, working together to find the best treatment.

About Me

  • Medical Specialties: General Surgery
  • Primary Area of Focus: Breast Surgery
  • Gender:
  • Age: 52
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: General Surgery



  • Internship: Mcgaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University Medical School
  • Fellowship: Mcgaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University Medical School, Breast Cancer Research
  • Residency: Mcgaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University Medical School
  • Medical School: Rush Medical College

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Gale M. England, M.D.

4.9 out of 5

325 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.8 out of 5

266 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

4.9 out of 5

325 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

4.9 out of 5

323 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.9 out of 5

323 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

4.9 out of 5

324 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

4.9 out of 5

325 Patient Ratings


Everything was very nice & I felt comfortable with everyone.

Reviewed on June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. England and her team did an excellent job!

Reviewed on June 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Very nice.

Reviewed on June 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr England took time to educate me about my type/level of breast cancer and explained my options fully. An alternate provider did not take time for this explanation and moved too quickly to my care options - neither of which was desired. I appreciated this fuller explanation given I must have significant surgery.

Reviewed on June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

always pleasant, satisfactory.

Reviewed on June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

When I arrived for my appointment 5 minutes early, I was seen right away.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

wonderful doctor and office staff.

Reviewed on April 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleased with Dr. England and all her staff.

Reviewed on April 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. England was very thorough. She gave me detailed information as well as follow up steps for my next contact in 6 months.

Reviewed on April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Liu & bed staff are awesome.

Reviewed on March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Gale England has been taking care of me since January 2017. She is very gracious and kind.

Reviewed on March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Every staff member & Dr England have been kind, supportive, helpful & knowledgeable.

Reviewed on February 13, 2019 6:00 PM

Nurse and doctor were very compassionate about my health issue. Staff is wonderful and understanding.

Reviewed on February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

Excellent very caring & concerned

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Doctor was respectful, went over my condition and sent me to have the procedures as needed.

Reviewed on January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. England is the ABSOLUTE BEST at what she does and how she treats me! Ginger could not be MORE KIND and COMPASSIONATE! Wonderful visit.

Reviewed on January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. England and her nurse are excellent healthcare providers and are always friendly, informative and compassionate. _____ office staff is very helpful and always friendly and encouraging.

Reviewed on January 27, 2019 6:00 PM

I've been very pleased with Dr. England. Glad I chose her.

Reviewed on January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. England explained the whole upcoming surgery in detail. Answered all my questions. She has a nice bedside manner and is compassionate towards her patients. Have a good deal of confidence in her skill as a surgeon.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

As usual Dr England you explained every step very well!! I feel very lucky to be your patient! You answer every question and take time with me if I ever need an explanation or more information. I am very lucky to have a doctor that I truly trust. Thank you.

Reviewed on January 24, 2019 6:00 PM

I look forward to seeing Dr England and her staff. this particular visit was a follow up, maintenance visit following a year of appointments for ongoing breast cancer care. Dr England spoke to me about the care and treatment plan I was on from my entire medical team, listened well, was encouraging and provided her opinion on questions I had. it is always a pleasure seeing her!

Reviewed on January 18, 2019 6:00 PM

I always have a good experience with this provider and her staff. Everyone is very caring and genuinely helpful.

Reviewed on January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. England was very helpful in answering all my questions and she is very knowledgeable about all aspects of cancer and cancer treatment. The surgery outcomes were excellent. I appreciated having the nausea medication after surgery so that I did not suffer.

Reviewed on January 13, 2019 6:00 PM

I was so impressed that I was able to get an appointment so soon after receiving the biopsy results.

Reviewed on December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. England and her whole team made me feel calm and understanding through my whole process. I thank Dr. England, the nurse X, and the lovely receptionist, X. I also want to thank all of the help at Good Sam.

Reviewed on November 28, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr England was great to work with. Explained everything to me and offered different options in my plan of care. Would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on November 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. England very professional.

Reviewed on November 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. England is very kind and very intelligent. I appreciate her calm approach to tough treatment.

Reviewed on October 31, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. England spoke with me & my husband regarding my lumpectomy - she gave all scenarios possible & we left feeling VERY confident with my upcoming lumpectomy - Super doctor!

Reviewed on October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

All good.

Reviewed on October 28, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

All aspects of my visit and surgery my family & myself were treated kindly and the utmost respect.

Reviewed on September 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr, England was gracious, helpful, knowledge and kind.

Reviewed on September 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr England was professional and informative . Explained my options for further treatment for Breast Cancer

Reviewed on September 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Always a pleasant visit with Dr & staff

Reviewed on September 16, 2018 7:00 PM

I need you to know that Dr England and X are called the Dream Team by myself and others!! I work at Advocate too & i knew about them before I ever had problems and went to them myself. They are the BEST of the BEST and I have no idea what I would have done without them! When you go through scary things and difficult health problems they are the BEST!!! I feel so luck to have them!

Reviewed on September 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Very knowledgeable, patient and kind.

Reviewed on September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Very friendly & courteous.

Reviewed on August 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Office visit very good!

Reviewed on July 18, 2018 7:00 PM

My primary doctor referred me to Dr. England for the first time and I can say that I was immediately comfortable. She explained to me everything I need to know about the procedure and outcome.

Reviewed on July 16, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on July 15, 2018 7:00 PM

This visit was an initial consultation for treatment regarding a recent diagnosis of Grade 1 breast cancer. Dr. England was wonderful and answered my questions.

Reviewed on July 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. England is excellent.

Reviewed on June 14, 2018 7:00 PM

I felt very comfortable with Dr. England and all her staff.

Reviewed on June 13, 2018 7:00 PM

My daughter and were very pleased with the professionalism and the knowledge of this Dr. England I was very satisfied and spoke of her to many people after my visit.

Reviewed on June 11, 2018 7:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on June 11, 2018 7:00 PM


Reviewed on June 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. England always answers my questions to my satisfaction, validates my concerns & is very supportive & pleasant.

Reviewed on June 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. England was wonderful and explained everything. So did her nurse.

Reviewed on June 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. England was great. She apologized for the delay and answered all of my questions. I still have to get the MRI and will contact her for the results.

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Gale England is a very compassionate, empathetic, skilled doctor. I highly recommend her!

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. England listened to all of my concerns and explained to me the risks involved with the procedure.

Reviewed on May 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. England - staff are excellent!!

Reviewed on May 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Knowing that I'm healing properly and have good results.

Reviewed on April 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. England & her staff were above & beyond amazing, compassionate & professional! I am excited to be able to work with her & her staff thru my medical condition needs.

Reviewed on April 27, 2018 7:00 PM

I especially liked the nurse. She was wonderful.

Reviewed on April 24, 2018 7:00 PM

X, the receptionist, was awesome as well as X the RN who presented general information. Dr. England was informative.

Reviewed on April 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Very professional and serious.

Reviewed on March 29, 2018 7:00 PM

With the diagnosis of breast cancer recently and visiting Dr. Englund's office for the first time, we were assured we will be in good hands and left the office feeling confident in becoming a breast cancer survivor in the hands of Dr. Englund and her staff. Everyone was understanding and offered excellent care and explanation as we begin this journey of breast cancer.

Reviewed on March 28, 2018 7:00 PM

I am very satisfied with care and service provided.

Reviewed on March 21, 2018 7:00 PM

Very prompt. Very happy with overall experience.

Reviewed on March 20, 2018 7:00 PM

Very pleasant. She is very knowledgeable and I feel very comfortable with her.

Reviewed on March 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. England is my Breast Surgeon. There was a follow up visit. The reason I didn't answer some questions was due to the fact that we discussed there issues at preceding appointments. Dr. England & her staff have given me excellent care in all aspects.

Reviewed on March 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Great Doctor ~ Great Staff

Reviewed on March 9, 2018 6:00 PM

I was very pleased with Dr. England, X - her secretary and X her physician assist. They were all very kind and showed a wonderful empathy. They put my mind at ease!

Reviewed on March 7, 2018 6:00 PM

i was very pleased with this provider. she made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on March 5, 2018 6:00 PM

First visit to her new office. Provider and her nurse were pleasant, caring and showed personal interest in my health and well being

Reviewed on February 19, 2018 6:00 PM


Reviewed on February 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good Dr. England is wonderful.

Reviewed on January 21, 2018 6:00 PM

I was very pleased with our meeting and all the information Dr. England gave me concerning my breast cancer surgery and follow-up treatment.

Reviewed on January 11, 2018 6:00 PM

Very informational. Helped to understand what was about to occur.

Reviewed on January 10, 2018 6:00 PM

My visit was the first time I met Dr. England. It was a thoroughly satisfying experience. I found Dr. England to be a kind & gentle doctor. She put me at ease. It wasn't an easy visit for me because I had found out I have breast cancer.

Reviewed on January 10, 2018 6:00 PM

Always a pleasure and excellent care always - that's my girl! Dr. England.

Reviewed on January 4, 2018 6:00 PM

Excellent physician & nursing (X) staff.

Reviewed on December 26, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. England is first class doctor. Doctor is very caring and answers all my concerns.

Reviewed on December 22, 2017 6:00 PM

I was well informed with my upcoming surgery.

Reviewed on December 17, 2017 6:00 PM

Highly competent & caring.

Reviewed on December 7, 2017 6:00 PM

very good concern during a difficult time

Reviewed on November 26, 2017 6:00 PM

Compassionate and Informative!

Reviewed on November 5, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. England and her staff are consistently friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. They make it a point to recall previous conversations and are genuinely kind. I never feel rushed or like a number fit into a time slot to examine.

Reviewed on October 22, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. England and her staff were excellent.

Reviewed on October 9, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. England and her nurse, Ginger, were incredible. They both took their time with me to discuss my questions & concerns. They treated me as if I was their only patient! I will have recommended Dr. England to my family & friends.

Reviewed on October 9, 2017 7:00 PM

very good

Reviewed on October 6, 2017 7:00 PM

I did not feel she was as thorough as she has been in the past.

Reviewed on October 4, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Gale England- through kind, compassionate.

Reviewed on September 10, 2017 7:00 PM

Great DoctorGreat Assistant & Receptionistsvery satisfied with this group

Reviewed on September 3, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr England is very nice and she give me the answer on all my questions, I'm very pleased that she is my dr !!

Reviewed on September 2, 2017 7:00 PM

I love Dr. England. She is a wonderful surgeon. Discusses all questions warm & positive. Her nurse G_____ is awesome. I will never forget there kindness to me.

Reviewed on August 13, 2017 7:00 PM

I trust Dr. England.

Reviewed on July 16, 2017 7:00 PM

have the utmost confidence in dr England that she is knowledgeable enough to take care on my health needs

Reviewed on July 14, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on June 6, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. England is a new doctor for me since my previous physician went into partial retirement. I am very happy with the care I received and all the staff in the office were professional and courteous.

Reviewed on May 30, 2017 7:00 PM

it was average

Reviewed on May 28, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on May 28, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. England is a trusted member of my health care team -

Reviewed on May 15, 2017 7:00 PM


Reviewed on May 9, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr England and Nurse Ginger are exceptional in the way they show their care and concern. Two days after I got the news I have cancer I was in shambles. But after meeting with Dr England and Ginger and Sheila, the navigator, my mind was put at ease. They explained everything I needed to know and supplied me information that could help me down the road. They treated me like I was the only cancer patient in the world. Their words were very encouraging and their demeanor professional yet on a personal level.

Reviewed on May 1, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. England is always an attentive and compassionate doctor. I always feel like a priority and person, rather than a patient or just a number.

Reviewed on April 30, 2017 7:00 PM

I had a great experience with Dr. England, RN, and the rest of the staff.

Reviewed on April 25, 2017 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Benign Breast Lumps
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer in Young Women
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgery Only
  • Hereditary Breast Cancer
  • High Risk Assessment
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Oncology
  • Specializes in Breast Cancer Surgery


  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Advocate Health Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana DuPage Medical Group HMO
  • Humana DuPage Medical Group HMO - HMO Select
  • Humana EPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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