Dr. Karen Winchester, MD

Dr. Karen Winchester, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Karen Winchester, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story

7724 SW 31st Ave

Portland, OR 97219

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • LifeWise
  • Medical Eye Service
  • Moda Health
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Top Care Areas

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more than 76% of peers
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
more than 82% of peers
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Winchester's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Winchester "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Winchester "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."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

52  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


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6  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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.


  • Amherst College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Ny Hospital Cornell Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Ill Eye and Ear Infirm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Iowa Hosps And Clins
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Winchester has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Winchester's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Winchester to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Winchester'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 (2)

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...more
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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.
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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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