Dr. Lauren Shatz, MD

Dr. Lauren Shatz, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(12)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lauren Shatz, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Florence, MA. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 15 years.

40 Main St Ste 106

Florence, MA 01062

Contact Information

(413) 584-6422

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Foreign Body Removal from Eye
very high
more than 99% of peers
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
very high
more than 98% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shatz "We use exceptionally sophisticated technology in the treatment of visual disorders. Yet the most important element of eye surgery is the relationship betweeen the surgeon and the patient. Communication is essential in addressing the needs of each individual. Tailoring cutting edge technology to match the specific needs of each individual is my focus. Performing vision correction in an artful, personalized manner is my prescription for success."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • LASIK
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Boston Medical Center Corporation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Inst Univ of Miami
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of Miami Hospital and Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shatz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shatz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shatz to family and friends
4.3
based on 12 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Shatz's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Northamton |
Dr. Shatz is a wonderful doctor I recommend he highly. I give him 5 stars.The nurse he uses for scheduling laser surgery is very poor in doing her job .I have tried 4 times to get in touch with her in a week and still have not. I am very upset with this treatment This is my eyes ,I do not...more
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North Pomfret, VT |
Dr. Lauren Shatz was incredibly rude during my consultation for LASIK. He assured he was not a used car salesman, which wasn't condescending enough, he went on to dismiss any questions I had about procedure and cost. He literally laughed and scoffed when asking what his services covered,...more
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in Blandford, MA |
Thoughtful, kind man. Always with a sincere smile. Very knowledgeable and careful.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Shatz accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts PPO
  • Centene
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • Network Health
    Network Health HMO
  • Northeast Health Direct
    Northeast Health Direct PPO
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Behavioral Health HMO
    United Behavioral Health PPO
    United Healthcare

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