Dr. John Shore, MD

Dr. John Shore, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
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Dr. John Shore, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Washington Univ Sch of Med in 1977 and specializes in ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

3705 Medical Pkwy Ste 120

Austin, TX 78705

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas


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Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Shore's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shore "Dr. Shore is magna cum laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire and finishedat the top of his medical school class at WashingtonUniversity in St.Louis. He completeda surgical internshipand ophthalmologyresidency at Wilford Hall Medical Centerin San Antonio, Texas, and a fellowship in ophthalmicplastic surgery at Emory University inAtlanta. While completing his Air Force commitment,Dr. Shore served as Chairman of theDepartment of Ophthalmology and as Director of Residency Training at Wilford Hall and wasConsultant to the USAF Surgeon Ceneral. In 1988 he joined the Harvard University faculty asAssociate Chief of Ophthalmogy and Director ofthe Oculoplastic Surgery Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. While thereDr. Shore oversaw research on orbital implants, forwhich he holds two U.S. patents. He trained both US and international fellows, and he continues totravel frequently to teach and lecture in the United States and abroad. He is a former President of theMassachusetts Society of Eye Physicians andSurgeons, former Chairman of the Board of PreventBlindness Texas-Austin Branch, and is the pastPresident of the American Society of OphthalmicPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He and his wife,Suzanne, have two sons. Before beginning his medical training, Dr. Shore was a decorated Air Force fighter pilot. He completed a combat tour in Seatheast Asia where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 10 oak leave clusters. He still loves to fly."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shore "I have been a surgeon for over 33 year and have operated many thousands of patients. I love taking care of patients and want them to receive the very best possible care in a friendly and safe environment. Good outcomes are important and can only be achieved through meticulous surgical planning, exacting technical performance in the OR, anticipating and avoiding potential intraoperative or postoperative problems, engaging the patient in his or her medical care and directing the nursing and technicians who round out the surgical team. The time spent with a patient is precious and must not be wasted. I want my patients to be seen on time, feel my attention is focused on them, have their questions answered, are not rushed or hurried, and know what to expect with the treatment or surgery I recommend."


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Facial Laceration
  • Facial Palsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University of New Hampshire
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • Washington Univ Sch of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shore has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shore's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shore to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shore's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes
Dr. Shore Says:

Due to Government regulation (HIPPA), I am unable to respond to individual patient comments in a public forum;  however, I review patient comments and surveys periodically and make appropriate changes to improve patients' experience and outcomes in our practice.

Patient Comments (3)

in TX |
Dr. Shore is caring, compassionate, professional, amiable, and more than competent!
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Round Rock, TX |
I had a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and a brow lift performed by Dr. Shore. His operation resulted in an emergency surgery, overnight hospitalization and additional invasive procedures conducted at his facility. I am left with one eyelid lower than the other and irreversible nerve damage to...more
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in Georgetown,Texas |
From consultation to follow up exam, I could not have asked for anything better. Dr. Shore and staff are truly top shelf. Many thanks for taking care of me so well!
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Dr. Shore accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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St. David's Medical Center
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