Dr. Karen Oxford, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 56

Dr. Oxford
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Pacific Eye Associates

2100 Webster St Ste 214 San Francisco, CA 94115

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Dr. Karen Oxford, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in San Francisco, CA. She is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Oxford to book an appointment.


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4.8

Based on 62 ratings

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Dr. Oxford is a superior physician. She brings exceptional skill, talent, judgment, knowledge, and a super personality to her work with patients. You simply cannot do better than her. She did bilateral cataract surgery on me a few years ago, and I follow yearly with her. ALWAYS super. Always energetic and fun, but professional and skilled.
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Dec 02, 2020
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Highly recommend. My doctor is a great and professional ophthalmologists. Thanks to doctor Karen W Oxford, MD, i am very grateful for my successful eyes surgery. May God always bless you ??
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Joice – Nov 21, 2020
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Dr. Oxford is an amazing doctor that took great care of my mom and me. I would highly recommend her to any one. Staff was friendly but the office scheduling/and instructions could use some improvement.
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Lulu Bagaman – Nov 20, 2020
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Great attention and care and thanks for bringing in the plastic surgeon while I was there - so grateful for that!
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Kathy van patten – Nov 20, 2020
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I always find Dr. Oxford very willing to discuss all my concerns. I very much appreciate her expertise.
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Nov 07, 2020
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Dr. Oxford is very personable, upbeat, and encouraging. She is very thorough in her examinations and lets me know exactly how my eyes are doing. She does her job well.
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Nov 06, 2020
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Staff is friendly. Karen is a great ophthalmologist. Fortunately, my eye sight is a-okay, so mostly routine work. Karen speaks a little fast and I asked if we could tap on her brakes, so I could catch up with her explanations. (-=
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David Rosales – Oct 24, 2020
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Dr Oxford provided very attentive, high quality care. She did a great job of explaining my condition, my options, and providing thoughtful recommendations. The surgery she performed went very smoothly and I recovered well. I highly recommend Dr. Oxford.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jason Michaels – Oct 20, 2020
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After several nervous days leading up to my appt., I thought the prep person did a good job of eye testing. I thought Dr. Oxford was also thorough in her exam, but could have been a little more empathetic and explanatory about my future eyesight- to not do so makes me warry more.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Brent Leonard – Oct 15, 2020
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Almost everything was great, and Dr. Oxford is amazing. I did feel a bit uncomfortable in regard to the number of people in the waiting area and their proximity to me. Felt like there were too many people, too close.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Scott Aal – Oct 09, 2020
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Dr. Oxford is highly competent and compassionate professional!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Oct 08, 2020
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It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Oxford. She is personable, highly-skilled, and professional. Dr. Oxford is efficient, but always takes time to answer my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Karen Oxford.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Elizabeth W. Kuhn – Oct 08, 2020
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Saw Dr. Oxford for an eye infection several years ago. She mentioned something about my eye lid, but never treated the infection. She didn't listen to what I was there for. Finally saw another doctor who helped me. Had a severe infection several months ago, BEGGED to not see her saw the stand in, he didn't treat the eye, was told to see her because she was lead. Again, she didn't treat the infection or listen to my needs. STAY AWAY FROM HER. Waste of time, and money.
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San Francisco, CA – Mar 04, 2019
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She has been taking care of me for years, and she is great. Highly skilled. Conservative about surgery. I trust her completely.
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Nov 06, 2018
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Very knowledgeable, it's obvious she's an expert at what she does. After 5 long and uncomfortably gritty years and many optometrist visits, she was able to diagnose and recommend treatment in less than 30 seconds. Only complaint, Dr. Oxford is slow in and lightning fast out of the exam room; you better bring your lasso if you want to spend more than 1.5 minutes discussing treatment and condition specifics.
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CA – Oct 17, 2018
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Both my wife and I visit Dr. Oxford. She is extremely professional and personable. She is without a doubt the best Ophthalmologist that we've ever had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gralen Britto in SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Oct 10, 2018
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What you hope for - the most excellent level of knowledge and skill - when you put yourself in the hands of a surgeon ... well that is what Dr. Oxford delivered. I had total confidence going in to the cataract surgery ... and I got a perfect result coming out of it. Absolutely the best medical experience!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Bob in San Francisco – Oct 06, 2018
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I've known and been a patient of Dr. Oxford for more than twenty years. She is a highly qualified professional and has a good personal touch with her patients. She easily earns top reviews .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Gary Shansby in San Francisco, AZ – Oct 04, 2018
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Fabulous! Friendly, efficient, professional , thorough- just what I like in a MD
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 14, 2018
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The day after being knocked unconscious by a fall down some steps, I saw "flashes" and sought treatment from Dr. Oxford. Her office immediately scheduled an appointment to ensure the retina was not detached. Dr. Oxford was extremely thorough and even brought in Dr. Soong (sp?) the retina specialist, to ensure that all was intact. She clearly prioritized patient care, and I am very grateful for her help.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Rose in San Francisco, CA – Sep 07, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Cal Pac MC
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Residency Hospital
1991
St Mary Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Bryn Mawr-Jefferson U
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian
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What are Dr. Karen Oxford, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Oxford frequently treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Allergic Conjunctivitis, and Eye Infections. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Oxford treats.

Where is Dr. Karen Oxford, MD's office located?

Dr. Oxford's office is located at 2100 Webster St Ste 214, San Francisco, CA 94115. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Karen Oxford, MD speak?

Dr. Oxford speaks Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Oxford has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Oxford's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Oxford treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Oxford treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Oxford treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Oxford treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Eye Infections
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Oxford treats Eye Infections more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Oxford treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Oxford's conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Radial Keratotomy
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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Dr. Oxford accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
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UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Brown & Toland Physicians
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Humana
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Principal Life
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Locations

Pacific Eye Associates

Pacific Eye Associates2100 Webster St Ste 214 San Francisco, CA 94115
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California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus

San Francisco, CA

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)