Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD

Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 58
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Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1985 and specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and ophthalmology.

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

See how frequently Dr. Shimshak performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Shimshak's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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

2  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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14  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

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shimshak to family and friends
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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