Dr. James Pinke, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 69

Ophthalmology

Dr. James Pinke, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Shelton, CT and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from TUFTS UNIV SCH OF MED in 1978. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. James Pinke, MD

James R Pinke MD

9 Cots St Ste 1A Shelton, CT 06484
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pinke's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Stye
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinke treats Stye more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Pinke treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dry Eyes
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinke treats Dry Eyes more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Pinke treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pinke treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Pinke treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Pinke's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Color Blindness
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eye Test
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(203) 924-8800

Dr. Pinke accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
Connecticare POS
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Dr. Pinke's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pinke

4.6

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
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(9)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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How grateful I am for Dr. Pinke. He did my glaucoma surgery & I know he saved my sight. I have since moved & haven’t found anyone as great as he. Dr. Pinke thank you-you’re the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen C-from Texas – Sep 29, 2019
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Dr. Pinke takes time to explain things to you. He never acts rushed and will answer your questions. I have been going to him for over ten years and wuld go no place else. I have the utmost faith in Dr. Pinkr.=
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 05, 2019
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Dr. Pinke restored my vision after prolonged cataracts. My vision is now 20/20 without eye glasses. I can drive with confidence day and night and I can read font size 8 at 14 inches away without eye glasses or the embarrassing magnifier. My monitor and cell phone look fine now with the default font. I am a real estate agent. I handle contracts with fine print. I now enjoy doing my work more than ever and I enjoy the vivid colors in nature. Thank you Dr. Pinke and thanks to your support staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Daniel Williams in Bridgeport, CT – Oct 12, 2018
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Dr. Pinke cares for his patients and takes the time to go over any questions or concerns I had. His staff is excellent as well!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Laura T – Jun 30, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr Pinke's for 15 years. He has always taken very good care of me and my eyes. Several years ago he diagnosed a problem with my left eye and sent me to a cardiologist. That diagnosis led me to a pacemaker that I never would have known about until he saw it. His staff is particularly kind and professional. They are always friendly. If you need an ophthalmologist, here is the place to go.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Litchfield, CT – Jul 03, 2017
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I Would highly recommend Dr. Pinke for eye care. He is very professional and and he took the time to answer all of my questions in great detail regarding my condition. I was very happy with the outcome of my cataract surgery. My vision is excellent. His staff makes you feel very comfortable as well. Very satisfied.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Shelton, CT – Jun 19, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

At the Pinke Eye Center, the health of your eyes is our top priority. For over 35 years, Dr. Pinke has been providing Connecticut residents state of the...Read more

Biography

Dr. James Pinke is a graduate of the Tufts University Medical School and performed his Ophthalmology residency at Tufts New England Medical Center...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1982
Tufts New England Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Tufts New England Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1979
Faulkner Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
TUFTS UNIV SCH OF MED
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. James Pinke, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Pinke has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. James Pinke, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pinke frequently treats Stye, Dry Eyes, and Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pinke treats.

Where is Dr. James Pinke, MD's office located?

Dr. Pinke's office is located at 9 Cots St Ste 1A, Shelton, CT 06484. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

James R Pinke MD

The Pinke Eye Center9 Cots St Ste 1A Shelton, CT 06484
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Griffin Hospital

Derby, CT

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)