Dr. Robert Shofner MD, MD

Dr. Robert Shofner MD, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
62 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Shofner MD, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Shofner Vision Center

2021 Church St Ste 300

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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

Dr. Shofner MD's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

24  Conditions Treated

14  Procedures

  • 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
17 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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)

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...more
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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...more
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