Dr. Karen Winchester, MD

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Dr. Karen Winchester, MD
Karen Winchester, M.D. of Eye Care Northwest has been practicing comprehensive ophthalmology in the Portland area for over 18 years, caring for people's eye heath. Dr. Winchester earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, interned at Cornell University New York Hospital and completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago. Dr. Winchester then completed a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Iowa. Dr. Winchester is a graduate of Amherst College, where she double majored in Philosophy and Russian. After graduation, she became head of the Russian Department at a Manhattan private school. "In my free time, I volunteered in the Children's Ward of Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center, and a light went on inside me. I had to become a doctor." Dr. Winchester enjoys yoga, hiking, biking and skiing with her family and has been on volunteer medical missions performing cataract surgery in Madurai, India and Mombasa, Kenya.

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Dr. Winchester's Care Philosophy

A state-of-the-art, modern ophthalmology practice including evidence-based guidance on nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle choices in the support of optimal eye health.

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Eye Care Northwest7724 SW 31st Ave
Portland, OR 97219
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(503) 239-7733Get Directions

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4.3
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Winchester's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Canby, Oregon |
Was my first time seeing an opthomologist and I am very impressed with Dr. Winchester, she went over every step of my eye exam and how she documents ever detail to be able to compare my eyes if they where to change due to medication that could be toxic that I am on. Felt very comfortable through the whole process and will highly recommend her to any all my friends and family.
St Helens, OR |
was seen in 2014 in Lake Oswego while she was filling my orignal doc. on medical leave.was not comfortable with her chair side manner. felt nervous and ignorant by her fast talk and seemingly unorganized manner. glad to find out she is not there any more when i made my biennial exam today.
I was disappointed to learn that you were unhappy with your experience two years ago. I always strive to give each patient my best and encourage them to let me know without hesitation if there is any way I can care for them in a manner that would be the more helpful. I am glad that you have found a doctor you like and wish you the best.
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Karen Winchester, M.D. of Eye Care Northwest has been practicing comprehensive ophthalmology in the Portland area for over 18 years, caring for people's eye heath.

Dr. Winchester earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, interned at Cornell University New York Hospital and completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago. Dr. Winchester then completed a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Winchester is a graduate of Amherst College, where she double majored in Philosophy and Russian. After graduation, she became head of the Russian Department at a Manhattan private school. "In my free time, I volunteered in the Children's Ward of Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center, and a light went on inside me. I had to become a doctor."

Dr. Winchester enjoys yoga, hiking, biking and skiing with her family and has been on volunteer medical missions performing cataract surgery in Madurai, India and Mombasa, Kenya.

Dr. Winchester's Care Philosophy

A state-of-the-art, modern ophthalmology practice including evidence-based guidance on nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle choices in the support of optimal eye health.

Dr. Winchester says...

Care includes, but is not limited to, the diagnosis and management of eye conditions such as glaucoma, corneal conditions, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, dry eyes and traumatic eye injuries, as well as routine eye examinations and contact lenses.

Dr. Winchester's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Ny Hospital Cornell Med Center

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Ill Eye and Ear Infirm

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Iowa Hosps and Clins

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Amherst College

    Graduated in 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye