Dr. David Shoemaker, MD

Dr. David Shoemaker, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
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Dr. David Shoemaker, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Sarasota, FL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.

2601 S Tamiami Trl

Sarasota, FL 34239

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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Cataract Removal Surgery
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shoemaker "I consider it an honor to be entrusted with your care. At Center For Sight, your interests will be placed above all else -- always; we will strive continuously to serve your needs and deliver an unsurpassed quality of care."


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract - Aberrant Oral Frenula - Growth Delay
  • Cataract - Alopecia - Sclerodactyly
  • Cataract - Ataxia - Deafness
  • Cataract - Cardiomyopathy
  • Cataract - Congenital Ichthyosis
  • Cataract - Microcornea Syndrome
  • Cataract Congenital Dominant Non Nuclear
  • Cataract Dental Syndrome
  • Cataract Hutterite Type
  • Cataract, Anterior Polar, Dominant
  • Cataract, Autosomal Recessive, Congenital 2
  • Cataract, Congenital Nuclear, Autosomal Recessive 1
  • Cataract, Congenital Nuclear, Autosomal Recessive 2
  • Cataract, Congenital, Autosomal Dominant
  • Cataract, Congenital, Cerulean, Type 1
  • Cataract, Congenital, Volkmann Type
  • Cataract, Congenital, With Microcornea or Slight Microphthalmia
  • Cataract, Crystalline Aculeiform or Frosted
  • Cataract, Crystalline Coralliform
  • Cataract, Juvenile, With Microcornea and Glucosuria
  • Cataract, Microphthalmia - Nystagmus
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 1
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 2
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 3
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 4
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 5
  • Cataract, Total Congenital
  • Cataract, Zonular
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University Of Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Alton Ochsner Mediccal Foundation New Orleans
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Swiss Institute Of Medical Research, Davos, Switzerland-Research
    Other Education | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shoemaker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shoemaker to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Shoemaker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Arcadia, FL |
He has no people skills is rude and condescending. Just running business with no regard for the patient. I believe he is telling patients they need more than medicare allows for testing and treatment of cataracts. When I told him I wanted to think about making decision he abruptly got up and left the room. No sale so he was done. I wasted 3 hours there repeating tests his office did 2 weeks prior which medicare probably wont pay. Save time, money and don't expose yourself to his insults.
in Sarasota, FL |
My experiences with Dr. Shoemaker and the Center for Sight staff were quite positive. Everyone treated me professionally and friendly, addressing all my questions and concerns. I was well prepared with both printed and oral information and carefully checked and debriefed following the surgeries. For these reasons, I highly recommend Dr. Shoemaker and his competent staff for Cataract surgery.
Venice, FL |
Excellent service. We are blessed to have such a skilled Surgeon in the area.Center for sight has an excellent staff.I am very pleased with the results of my surgery.
in Venice, FL |
I had my cataracts removed. Since I am legally bind in one eye, it had to be done correctly, and it was. Thanks for the skill you showed.
in Port Charlotte, FL |
Cataract Surgery; Doctor Shoemaker left a small patch of tissue that acted like looking through cellophane. Also had a blind spot in corner of eye. Dr. tried several things but never resolved the problem. Then he charged me money for trying to correct his problem. Went to another eye doctor and he had to blast with a laser to get rid cellophane type tissue. Additional cost, Doctor. Shoemaker then turned me over to a collection agency because he never took responsibility for his error.
New York, NY |
I had cataract surgery on both eyes. Dr. Shoemaker came highly recommended and I was not disappointed. I was fully informed concerning my options, each step in the procedures, the recovery process and followups required. I did not spend much time with Dr. Shoemaker, but his staff is well-trained, supportive and very informative.
in Sarasota, FL |
I believe I did not get the correct treatment for my problems after he did my cataract surgery, I was also led to believe but I would be getting laser cataract surgery when in fact you never planned on using a laser for my surgery.I do not feel like my lens was positioned correctly because I can see the edge of my lens about one third into my field of vision. After nine months he said he could reposition the lens but it would be very risky, I decided it was not worth the risk.
in Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Shoemaker and staff made me feel very comfortable. I felt like they were very concerned about me.
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Hospitals where Dr. Shoemaker has admitting privileges

Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34239
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