Dr. Heather Shelsta, MD

Dr. Heather Shelsta, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 41
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Dr. Heather Shelsta, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Farmington, CT and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from Yale University in 2004 and specializes in ophthalmology.

499 Farmington Ave Ste 100

Farmington, CT 06032

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
high
more than 89% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
high
more than 84% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
high
more than 82% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

33  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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4  Procedures

  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Retinal Laser Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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

  • University of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Northwestern University of Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Yale University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shelsta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shelsta's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shelsta to family and friends
8 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Shelsta's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

This practice is efficiently run. Dr. Shelsta has a wonderful bedside manner and goes the extra mile to communicate with ALL of my doctors (I have several health issues) as well as provide me with summaries of my office visits. She is pleasant, well-spoken, smart and easy to talk to. I feel very...more
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Excellent bedside manner. Nailed my diagnosis. Explained everything in terms I could understand. Treatment with compassion. Overall great experience.
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Dr. Shelsta has been my eye doctor for several years now treating a complicated retinal condition. I can't say enough praises for her ability to diagnosis, treat and talk to patients in a compassionate manner. She is everything I have looked for in a doctor.
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Not likely. I was pretty sure I had posterior vitreous detachment in my left eye as I did in my right eye 2 years ago. And it was...just wanted to be sure nothing was wrong with the retina. This place charged me $900 and did unnecessary exams. The ophthalmologist I went to 2 years ago for the...more
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