Dr. Karen Oxford, MD

Dr. Karen Oxford, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Karen Oxford, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. She graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1990 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story

2100 Webster St Ste 214

San Francisco, CA 94115

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 95% of peers
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Oxford's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Oxford "Dr. Karen W. Oxford has been the director of Corneal and External Diseases at Pacific Eye Associates since 1995 and is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at California Pacific Medical Center. She is a fellowship-trained Cornea and External Disease specialist. Dr. Oxford performs many types of corneal surgery ranging from laser surgery to cornea transplants, cataract and lens implant surgery, pterygium and ocular surface reconstruction surgery. She has lectured locally and internationally on many different aspects of corneal disease. Dr. Oxford is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Cornea Society, the California Cornea Society, and several other professional societies. Her research has lead to numerous publications, international presentations, and invited lectureships. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Oxford "Our practice is committed to providing the highest quality care to all of our patients. We stand for service and products that allow human beings to live healthier, happier lives. We are determined to improve and unleash the full potential of sight so that everyone can truly be the best version of themselves."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

26  Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Visual Field Defects

17  Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Radial Keratotomy
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Bryn Mawr-Jefferson U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • St. Mary's Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Shands Hospital At The University Of Fl
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • California Pacific Med Ctr-California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Oxford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Oxford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Oxford to family and friends
26 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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Dr. Oxford's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

I am very happy with Dr. Oxford's care. She is always positive and clear. She is honest and tells me not to have cataract surgery, as my cataracts are too small to require surgery. I always feel uplifted after an appointment with Dr. Oxford.
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I'm not sure I've ever had so delightful an experience with a doctor's office. Been here twice and never had to wait, and both my medical assistant and doctor were super sweet. Dr. Oxford is hilarious.
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The entire experience was great. I got an appointment within just days of calling. The staff were thorough, polite and professional. Very little wait time. Dr. Oxford was very professional, friendly, knowledgeable. Good with answering questions and follow up information. For the future, all...more
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It's a pleasant experience seeing Dr. Oxford and the staff at Pacific Eye Associates.
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Dr. Oxford is a knowledgeable, caring professional. Would highly recommend her!
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