Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD

Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 58
(5)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology doctor who practices in Jacksonville, FL. She is 58 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

807 Childrens Way

Jacksonville, FL 32207

Contact Information

(904) 697-3600

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 18 More

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Top Care Areas

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Diplopia
high
more than 85% of peers
Paralytic Strabismus
normal
more than 44% of peers
Extraocular Muscle Surgery
normal
more than 43% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shimshak "Patient care with compassion while taking care to educate and communicate."
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
34

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Chalazion
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Movement Disorders
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Strabismus

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Tear Drainage Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Cornell College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • St. Lukes Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Indiana University-Pediatric Ophthalmology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Wilmer Eye Inst-Hereditary Eye Diseases
    Other Education | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shimshak has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shimshak's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shimshak to family and friends
3.4
based on 5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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

Dr. Shimshak's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Shimshak accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Shimshak has admitting privileges

Nemours Children's Hospital
13535 Nemours Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32827
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Wolfson Children's Hospital
800 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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