Dr. Philip Shands, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 69

Dr. Philip Shands, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Cleveland Heights, OH and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ohio State U, College of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shands to book an appointment.

Dr. Shands

Kaiser Permanente

10 Severance Cir Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Shands' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Stye
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shands treats Stye more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shands treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Chalazion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shands treats Chalazion more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Shands treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Farnsworth Lantern Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shands performs Farnsworth Lantern Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Shands performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Shands' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(216) 524-7377

Dr. Shands accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Shands' Reviews

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  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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My 97 year old Mother, was Dr Shands patient, from Kaiser to Healthspan to MetroHealth. He is The Ultimate Professional! He explains your condition and what treatments are available . You know how you are doing and what to expect. Always giving you his undivided attention. Thoroughly Examining you himself every visit , informing you of the goals for treatment. Telling you your options, if their are any. As his history states “ The Best Of The Very Best “
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  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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L.B. Roberts – Aug 01, 2019
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Very kind and professional
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
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Lorraine Smith in Solin, OH – Oct 04, 2018
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Excellent ophthalmologist. I had two cataracts removed by him with no problems. He was my doctor for many years. He cares deeply about his patients and even intervened personally when the insurance charged me too much. Barbara Ma
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Biography

Dr. Philip Shands, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Cleveland Heights, OH and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Hosp
Residency Hospital
1985
Riverside Hosp
Internship Hospital
1985
Riverside Methodist Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
Ohio State U, College of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Philip Shands, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shands frequently treats Stye, Chalazion, and Farnsworth Lantern Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shands treats.

Where is Dr. Philip Shands, MD's office located?

Dr. Shands' office is located at 10 Severance Cir, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Kaiser Permanente

Healthspan Integrated Care10 Severance Cir Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
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