Dr. David Shoemaker, MD

Dr. David Shoemaker, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. David Shoemaker, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University of Florida in 1980 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.

2601 S Tamiami Trl

Sarasota, FL 34239

Contact Information

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Top Care Areas

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers

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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."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

44  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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14  Procedures

  • 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
47 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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 (11)

Perfect experience. Fantastic staff. My Cataract surgery was very successful and I highly recommend both Dr Shoemaker and the clinic
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I was referred to find out whether cataracts are the cause of a condition I am having. They do tests then make you wait 20- 30 minutes in between. From 2:30- 5:00 waiting. Before the Dr. comes in the assistant asks me what surgery I would choose, not knowing if I need it. Dr. comes in and...more
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None better!
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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...more
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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. ...more
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