Dr. Oliver Korshin, MD

Dr. Oliver Korshin, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 75
Dr. Oliver Korshin, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Anchorage, AK and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Harvard Med Sch in 1967 and specializes in ophthalmology and preventive medicine.Read his story

1200 Airport Heights Dr Ste 310

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 276-8838

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 95% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
more than 79% of peers
more than 73% of peers

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Dr. Korshin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Korshin "Dr. Korshin is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed a one-year internship in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital, and a three-year residency in ophthalmology at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in San Francisco and at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also board certified in General Preventive Medicine. Dr. Korshin served as Chief of Ophthalmology at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage through 1985, when he opened a solo private practice in Anchorage. He is a 34-year member of the Alaska State Medical Association; in 1994 the Association voted him as Alaska Physician of the Year. Dr. Korshin no longer performs major eye surgery, and does not "co-manage" (i.e., split fees) with the trusted surgeons he refers his surgical patients to, so you can rely on his unbiased second opinion if you have concerns about surgical procedures other physicians may have recommended. Dr. Korshin does not use a technician for his exams: you'll first see his nurse, who will take a history and measure your visual acuity (and your glasses, if you have any). From then on, you see only Dr. Korshin for your exam, diagnosis and care. Dr. Korshin's practice does not overbook: waiting times are usually no more than 5 or 10 minutes. The waiting room is sunny, and has a large collection of current (and vintage) magazines. Dr. Korshin is a participating physician for Medicare, Premera, Aetna and Beech Street/MultiPlan. He accepts Alaska Medicaid. He does not see Worker's Compensation cases. He also does not see children under the age of 5."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Korshin "History, history, history! That's how every good medical encounter starts.

Why are you here today? Do you have a problem with your vision? Can you describe it? Is this a new problem? What eye problems have you had in the past? What is your general health and your medications? Who is your primary physician? What do you expect from today's visit?

What is your occupation? What are your hobbies and outdoor activities? Does anyone in your family have glaucoma or macular degeneration? Where did you grow up? Have you seen other eye doctors here in Alaska? If so, do you have any medical records?

Then you talk and Dr. Korshin listens.

The eye exam follows all this. It does not come first."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Preventive Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • General Preventive Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Preventive Medicine*
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

31  Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

5  Procedures

  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty or Iridectomy
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alaska.

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.


  • St. John's College, Annapolis, MD
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1963
  • Harvard Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • Boston City Hosp/Boston Univ
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1968
  • Usphs
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Korshin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Korshin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Korshin to family and friends
79 total reviews (67 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (79)

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Dr. Korshin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Korshin Says:

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Patient Comments (67)

Got very good care. The experience was good and I got exactly what I needed for my vision.
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I was very impressed with Dr.Korshin and his staff. Personalized care on my very first visit. Only one short form to fill out and my appointment was on time. A very relaxed and comfortable environment and Dr. Korshin is very friendly. He performed a thorough eye exam and explained to me how my eyes...more
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I originally heard about Dr. Korshin from a service announcement on the local radio station. I've been seeing him since 2015. I sought out his services for an explanation on the 'floaters' I have experienced in my eyes for a number of years. Additionally I sought guidance on whether there was...more
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My exams are thorough and Dr. Korshin provides clear answers to my questions. The office is well run and the people there are pleasant and professional. I feel like I'm in great hands with Dr. Korshin--I've recommended him to several of my family members and friends.
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Dr. Korshin and his staff are always professional, knowledgeable, caring and courteous. He is bright, determined to provide the best possible scientifically correct eye care for you, and if necessary refer you to a specialist for your eye needs. His office is open three days a week. Emergency needs...more
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I thank BYS for the seven out of eight 5-star comments, but I am puzzled as to why the overall comment is only one star. Nevertheless, I need to make a correction in BYS's comment: I am a solo practitioner and am not part of any group practice.

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