Dr. Robert Shofner MD, MD

Dr. Robert Shofner MD, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male | 61 years old

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Care Philosophy

As an Board Certified Ophthalmologist, I recognize that fear of surgery is the patients greatest concern. Therefore, I carefully evaluate each patient's vision to provide them their best options. I answer all questions, and never, never pressures anyone to have surgery. We offer a no fear, no pressure environment for our patients and pay close attention to details to ensure every patient is given the best experience.Read more

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Dr. Shofner MD's Reviews

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based on 17 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Shofner MD's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Fayetteville, TN |
I did research for months before I chose Dr Shofner. His staff was very thorough with exams and tests, and the PRK surgery brought my sons vision to 20/20. The cataract surgery that my wife had brought her vision from 20/600 to 20/100, which is a blessing being she has stargardts disease. I've sent family members from out of state to him with perfect results from lasic and cataract surgery. I'll be having my own cataract surgery in the spring, and Shofner eye center will be doing mine also.
Nashville, TN |
Shofner took what vision I did have and won't hear me when I tell him. Just keeps over riding my complaint with excuses and now my life is ruined because he screwed up my cataract surgery. He doesn't listen & hushes you when you tell him something's not right. He's rude to his nurses and condescending to me, his patient. Also, the surgery center he uses smells like sewage, everything is very old, and it's filthy in every room. You'll wait at least 2 hrs past your scheduled time for surgery.
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Dr. Shofner MD's Care Philosophy

As an Board Certified Ophthalmologist, I recognize that fear of surgery is the patients greatest concern. Therefore, I carefully evaluate each patient's vision to provide them their best options. I answer all questions, and never, never pressures anyone to have surgery. We offer a no fear, no pressure environment for our patients and pay close attention to details to ensure every patient is given the best experience.

Dr. Shofner MD's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Sanctions

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Virginia / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Waterbury Hosp

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale University

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    La State U Med Ctr

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • LASIK
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy