Dr. James Pinke, MD

Dr. James Pinke, MD

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Dr. James Pinke, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Shelton, CT and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Tufts University in 1978 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

9 Cots St Ste 1A

Shelton, CT 06484

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Pinke performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Blepharitis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Pinke's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Pinke's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pinke "Dr. James Pinke is a graduate of the Tufts University Medical School and performed his Ophthalmology residency at Tufts New England Medical Center Hospital. He has been a board certified fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology since 1983. Since opening The Pinke Eye Center in 1982, James R. Pinke, M.D. has performed over 20,000 eye operations. In his spare time, Dr. Pinke enjoys traveling, skiing, scuba diving and spending time with his wife Tina and family."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pinke "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 art medical and surgical eye services, combined with unparalleled patient care. The primary mission of the Pinke Eye Center is to provide the highest quality eye care with courtesy, concern and compassion for each of our patients.

  • To create a smoothly functioning practice where it is possible to provide the highest quality eye care in a spirit of harmony and cooperation.
  • To recognize our patients as our greatest asset and our employees as our greatest resource.
  • To meet the challenges of a changing world with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
  • To expect the best of ourselves at all times.
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6  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Color Blindness
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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15  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration

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

  • Tufts University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Tufts University
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Faulkner Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Tufts New England Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pinke has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pinke's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pinke to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Pinke's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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...more
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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...more
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