Dr. Robert Shofner MD, MD

Dr. Robert Shofner MD, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Shofner MD, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

Shofner Vision Center

2021 Church St Ste 300

Nashville, TN 37203
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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more than 81% of peers
Eye Infections
more than 68% of peers
more than 59% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shofner MD "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."


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts


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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Waterbury Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Yale University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • La State U Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shofner MD has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shofner MD's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shofner MD to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Shofner MD's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Shofner MD accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Network S
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Tristar Centennial Medical Center
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
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Nashville, TN 37236
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1211 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232
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