Dr. John Sheppard Jr, MD

Dr. John Sheppard Jr, MD

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Age 64
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Dr. John Sheppard Jr, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Norfolk, VA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University in 1978 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

241 Corporate Blvd

Norfolk, VA 23502

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Corneal Ulcer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Sheppard Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sheppard Jr "I am a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist and the Vice President of Virginia Eye Consultants. I place a particular emphasis on treating those looking to improve their vision by undergoing corneal transplantation, LASIK, refractive or cataract surgery. Our practice is committed to providing outstanding eye care while utilizing the best technology available. Our LASIK procedures have become incredibly advanced, resulting in shorter recovery times and improved reliability. All of the doctors at our practice are at the top of their field and have devoted themselves to serving patients with conditions such as dry eye, glaucoma, astigmatism and conjunctivitis. In addition to helping patients, I am passionate about contributing to the medical community. In fact, the doctors at VEC complete more clinical research in ophthalmology than any other practice in Virginia. I am committed to leading the Virginia Eye Consultant team and helping patients maintain excellent eye health."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sheppard Jr "State of the art, academic, sub-specialty medical and surgical diagnosis and treatment of vision and eye diseases, with particular attention to family centered care"

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

93  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Abscess
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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26  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • Brown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Virginia Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University of California Francis I. Proctor Research Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sheppard Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sheppard Jr's Reviews

2.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sheppard Jr to family and friends
9 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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

Dr. Sheppard Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr Sheppard is very bright. However, he has no bedside manner, he is overbooked, and is not honest with dianosis, conditions, and treatment. It feels as if he does not really care about the patient just his ability or lack of ability to treat a condition.
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