Dr. Heather Shelsta, MD

Dr. Heather Shelsta, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 40
(8)
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Dr. Heather Shelsta, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Farmington, CT. She is 40 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.

499 Farmington Ave Ste 100

Farmington, CT 06032

Contact Information

(860) 678-0202

Insurance Accepted

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

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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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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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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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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shelsta to family and friends
4.5
based on 8 total reviews (4 with 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)

in Simbury, CT |
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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in Avon, CT |
Excellent bedside manner. Nailed my diagnosis. Explained everything in terms I could understand. Treatment with compassion. Overall great experience.
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in West Hartford, CT |
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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in Newington, CT |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Shelsta accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
    Connecticare POS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Shelsta has admitting privileges

Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour St
Hartford, CT 06102
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