Gale M. England, MD

Specialty: General Surgery

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Advocate Medical Group

3745 Highland Avenue

2nd Floor

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Office: 630-929-0590

Fax: 630-929-0591

Meet Gale M. England, MD

About me

  • Gender:
  • Primary area of focus: Breast Surgery
  • Clinical interests: Benign Breast LumpsBreast CancerBreast Cancer in Young WomenBreast DiseaseBreast SurgeryBreast Surgery OnlyHereditary Breast CancerHigh Risk AssessmentInflammatory Breast CancerOncologySpecializes in Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Related website:



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

Board certifications

  • General Surgery

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 321 patient ratings.


March 29, 2020 5:40 AM

I had breast cancer and everyone I had contact with provided me with excellent care.

March 29, 2020 5:40 AM

Dr. England and her team member are all very good.

March 21, 2020 12:00 AM

All went well.

March 21, 2020 12:00 AM

As pleasant as possible.

March 9, 2020 5:37 PM

Dr England and her nurse are great! They listen to your concerns and I feel very well taken care of.

March 2, 2020 9:51 AM

she is very good surgeon explains well listen carefully answers every question .

February 25, 2020 9:52 AM

The truth is they have treated me very good, & always have helped me with an interpreter, since my English is not very good. It takes me work to speak it.

February 25, 2020 9:52 AM

The service is very good, & all the people who work in the hospital are very kind & attentive. The only bad that they gave me the news that I had cancer by telephone, & I thought that was not professional at all nor etiquette, aside that I already felt very sick since I was at home alone, it was a very hard hit for me, I thought the news they would give me by telephone, & it was not like that for the rest they always have treated me very good, & the service very good, I think that the news they gave me by telephone was an error on behalf of some person that it seemed easy to say it by telephone - Thanks to God they have operated me, & all turned out very good. Thanks for all your attention.

February 15, 2020 6:37 AM

Dr. England is a great breast surgeon. She tells me every time how nice it is healing. She did a great job with very little scar.

February 11, 2020 6:21 AM

Dr. England is a very good surgeon - she was caring and talked to my family after my surgery telling them how good I was doing.

February 10, 2020 9:04 PM

Excellent experience; knowledgeable about my condition and encouraged me in my treatment

February 9, 2020 8:08 AM

Dr. England is an excellent doctor and I'm completely satisfied with the care I receive from her.

February 9, 2020 8:04 AM

Dr. England is amazing.

February 9, 2020 8:04 AM

She performed surgery on me and did an excellent job.

February 7, 2020 12:19 PM

Very good & excellend she take care of me when I come for my appt.

February 5, 2020 7:07 AM

Dr. England and her staff are very responsive and pleasant to work with.

January 28, 2020 9:42 AM

Dr. England is very competent and compassionate - She listens and does not rush you. I would highly recommend her and feel lucky to have her as my surgeon.

January 20, 2020 2:10 PM

Found provider to be extremely knowledgeable, personable and competent

January 20, 2020 2:10 PM

I had a very good experience interacting with Dr. England

January 8, 2020 6:17 AM

The atmosphere in Dr. England's office is always relaxed & friendly.

December 27, 2019 4:21 PM

It was a very experience coming to see Dr. England. Everyone in the office was so nice and caring. Dr. England took her time and I felt like I was the only patient she was seeing that day.

December 27, 2019 4:21 PM

Everything was positive during my visit. Kindness, efficiency and caring very mush shines through in the staff and the providers!

December 17, 2019 12:40 PM

Dr England is a trusted professional. She got me through my 1st cancer surgery and I trust her to do the same this time. She is extremely professional without being cold or uncaring. I feel I'm in good hands.

November 22, 2019 9:52 AM

Dr. England is committed to keeping me cancer-free and monitoring that condition.

November 22, 2019 9:52 AM

I have confidence in Dr. England's expertise.

November 18, 2019 11:36 AM

Dr. England was very pleasant while professional.

November 18, 2019 8:34 AM

Dr. England & her staff has made this a very easy process for me. Thanks to all of them.

October 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. England is an amazing doctor and surgeon! She is always thorough and extremely helpful as I navigate through my health issues. I feel VERY lucky to have found her.

October 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. England is very attentive to my care and health concerns related to her specialty. I also see a primary care doctor annually for all other health concerns.

October 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleasant.

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. England has always delivered compassionate and professional care. She is an excellent surgeon.

October 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. England make my visit easy and had my ultrasound with good results. Both her and myself very relieved.

September 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good care, timely last minute appointment.

September 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Doctor England provided sympathy when I told her that my neurologist had confirmed my Alzheimer's diagnosis. Dr. England also removed a small growth in her office this week.

September 23, 2019 7:00 PM

dr. England was very straightforward into the point. She explained the procedure very well. She even let me talk off topic to ease my anxiety. I felt very comfortable with her.

September 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. England is always very pleasant, thorough, and a good listener.

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

I have always been very pleased with the care Dr. England has provided.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Overall the doctor was good, however I wanted to get a second opinion at a larger hospital.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. England has always been professional and excellent in providing service to me, yet she is warm and kind and gentle.

September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr England and her nurse X are always professional, caring and helpful

September 1, 2019 7:00 PM

she is my surgeon and very good

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Everything was very nice & I felt comfortable with everyone.

June 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. England and her team did an excellent job!

June 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Very nice.

June 10, 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.

June 9, 2019 7:00 PM

always pleasant, satisfactory.

May 15, 2019 7:00 PM

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

May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

April 26, 2019 7:00 PM

wonderful doctor and office staff.

April 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Very pleased with Dr. England and all her staff.

April 10, 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.

March 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Liu & bed staff are awesome.

March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

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

February 13, 2019 6:00 PM

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

February 11, 2019 6:00 PM

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

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Excellent very caring & concerned

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

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

January 28, 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.

January 27, 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.

January 25, 2019 6:00 PM

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

January 24, 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.

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.

January 18, 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!

January 14, 2019 6:00 PM

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

January 13, 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.

December 2, 2018 6:00 PM

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

November 28, 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.

November 18, 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.

November 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. England very professional.

October 31, 2018 7:00 PM

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

October 28, 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!

October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

All good.

October 28, 2018 7:00 PM


September 27, 2018 7:00 PM

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

September 24, 2018 7:00 PM

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

September 21, 2018 7:00 PM

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

September 16, 2018 7:00 PM

Always a pleasant visit with Dr & staff

September 14, 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!

September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Very knowledgeable, patient and kind.

August 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Very friendly & courteous.

July 18, 2018 7:00 PM

Office visit very good!

July 16, 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.

July 15, 2018 7:00 PM


July 2, 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.

June 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. England is excellent.

June 13, 2018 7:00 PM

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

June 11, 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.

June 11, 2018 7:00 PM

very good

June 11, 2018 7:00 PM


June 10, 2018 7:00 PM

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

June 1, 2018 7:00 PM

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

May 28, 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.

May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

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

May 17, 2018 7:00 PM

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

May 13, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. England - staff are excellent!!

April 29, 2018 7:00 PM

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

April 27, 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.

April 24, 2018 7:00 PM

I especially liked the nurse. She was wonderful.

April 6, 2018 7:00 PM

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

March 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Very professional and serious.

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