Dr. Robert Shofner MD, MD
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Ophthalmology | Male

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.

Biography

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. Dr. Shofner MD is affiliated with Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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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

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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