Dr. Philip Shettle, DO

Dr. Philip Shettle, DO

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. Philip Shettle, DO is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Largo, FL. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Read his story

13113 66th St

Largo, FL 33773

Contact Information

(727) 674-2500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
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Dr. Shettle's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shettle "Dr. Shettle is a member of the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, and American Ophthalmology Association. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shettle "The Shettle family has been providing personal quality eye care in Pinellas County since 1972. This tradition of providing excellent comprehensive medical and surgical eye care to the community is carried on today by Dr. Lee Shettle, who has been practicing as a Board Certified Ophthalmologist in Largo since 1994. Dr. Shettle is a true native of Pinellas County, having grown up in Clearwater and then graduating from the first complete class at Pinellas Park High School in 1980. He earned his B.S. degree in Biology at Truman State University and graduated from medical school in Kirksville, Missouri in 1988. Dr. Lee Shettle performed his three year Ophthalmology residency in Detroit, Michigan, in addition to completing a one year fellowship in Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Denver, Colorado and a one year fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Shettle is an Assistant Clinical Professor at both NOVA Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in South Florida and Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society, Florida Osteopathic Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He received the Presidential Achievement Award from the A.O.C.O.O. in addition to being voted Physician of the Year by the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society in 2006. Dr. Lee Shettle is actively involved in his local, state and national medical organizations in order to stay current with all the rules and regulations that affect the practice of medicine and ultimately patient care. He is certified by the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Shettle also enjoys teaching interns, residents and fellows in various medical specialties in his office to help these young physicians understand the ocular manifestations of systemic disease so they can then diagnose, treat and then teach future physicians as well. He also has a great interest in giving lectures to fellow physicians at both the local, state and national level. Dr. Shettle is married with two children and enjoys spending time playing and watching them play various sports. Website: www.leeshettleeye.com"


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Hearing Instruments
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Research
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Movement Disorders
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Hazy Vision
  • Heterophoria
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Neuro-Ophthalmological Disorders
  • Open-Angle Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Opitc Atrophy and Cataract, Autosomal Dominant
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Hearing Aid
  • Hearing Screening
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Truman State University, Kirsville, Mo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Sun Coast Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Suncoast Osteopathic Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Detroit Osteopathic Ophthalmology Consortium
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Colorado Eye Institute-Advanced Cataract & Refractive Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Michigan State University-Neuro Ophthalmology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shettle has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shettle's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shettle to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (9 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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Dr. Shettle's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (9)

in St Petersburg |
Excellent, Professional, and very nice people. My Cataract surgery went without any problems ,or pain. I can see 20/2o now. So clear. I only needed surgery on one eye, but when i need the other one done I'm going back to Dr. Shettle and the nice people at his office. Largo medical was a great place...more
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Excellent service, humane performance.
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in Dunedin, Fl |
Dr. Shuttle and his staff are the kindest most thoughtful caregivers I have met. Thanks for the wonderful care.
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in Pinellas Park, FL |
This is by far the best experience that I have had with an optometrist visit in many years. The entire staff was professional and personal. The office and waiting area was pleasant and had a very professional appearance. Dr. Shettle was very thorough in his exam and informative regarding my vision...more
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in Seminole, FL |
Great Dr, Great staff. This was my first visit and every single person here made me feel like family. I would highly recommend Dr. Shettle to anyone.
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Dr. Shettle accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice Open Access POS
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus
    Blue Card
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Care Network Advantage
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Select
    Federal Employee Program
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare HMO
    Preferred Care Blue
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
    Preferred Plan PPO
    Preferred Plus
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
    Blue Options
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
    Blue Select
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA Benefit Plan Nationwide High
    GEHA Benefit Plan Nationwide Standard
    GEHA High Deductible Health Plan Nationwide HDHP
  • Humana
    Humana EPO
    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
    Blue Choice 65
    Blue Choice 65 Select
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network
    PHCS Network EPO
    PHCS Network POS
    PHCS Network PPO
    PHCS Open Access PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
    AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 1 HMO
    AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 HMO
    Basic PPO
    Choice EPO
    Choice HMO
    Commercial HMO
    Golden Rule HMO
    Golden Rule POS
    Golden Rule PPO
    Medicare Advantage
    Medicare Advantage - Chronic Complete HMO-SNP
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Supplement PPO
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Shettle has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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