Dr. Karen Shelton, MD

Dr. Karen Shelton, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 55
(8)
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Dr. Karen Shelton, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Hampton, VA. She is 55 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

850 Enterprise Pkwy # 400

Hampton, VA 23666

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

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Top Care Areas

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Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
very high
more than 97% 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)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • 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

  • Univ Of Mi Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • College Of Physicians and Surgeons Of Columbia University At Harlem Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of Maryland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shelton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shelton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shelton to family and friends
4.5
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Shelton'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 (3)
in Hampton, VA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Shelton's for about 12 years. She has done cataract surgery on both of my eyes and I don't need glasses after those surgeries. I would seriously recommend Dr. Shelton to anyone. J. Hodges
in Philadelphia, PA |
Dr. Shelton is professional. And when my aunt Deaconess L. E. Mills, visited the office, the entire staff were kind, patient, and able to meet the needs of. Deaconess Mills as she struggles with kidney failure, caused by the negligence of another physiician affiliated with Riverside Hospital. We love Dr. Shelton, but physicians not only at Riverside Hospital, in the Hampton Roads area have been misdiagnosing my familys fibromyalgia, since 1945, when the Army brought us to Ft Eustis. It ends now.
Chesapeake, VA |
This practice consistently over books appointments. During my last visit waiting patients were commiserating in the waiting room. One woman said that she had waited over two hours in the past. Another said on one visit, after she had waited one and a half hours, the staff rolled out a snack cart and provided free snacks to every waiting patient. After waiting 60 minutes I decided my time was just as important as theirs. I left and will not be returning.
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Dr. Shelton accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Shelton has admitting privileges

Riverside Regional Medical Center
500 J Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601
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