Dr. Shaminder Bhullar, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 35
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Dr. Shaminder Bhullar, MD
Originally from Calgary, Canada, Dr. Bhullar received his medical degree at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He completed his ophthalmology training at the Krieger Eye Institute at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He further sub-specialized in treating diseases of the retina at South Texas Retina Consultants and completed his vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Outside of the office Dr. Bhullar enjoys the outdoors, sports, and spending time with his young family.

1911 Manatee Ave E Ste 101

Bradenton, FL 34208

Contact Information

(941) 251-4930

Dr. Shaminder Bhullar, MD

Dr. Shaminder Bhullar, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MCM Maxcare
  • Medicaid
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas


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Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 87% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
more than 87% of peers
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Avastin® Injection
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.


  • McGill University / Faculty Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Wright State Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Lehigh Valley Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • South Texas Retina Consultants
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of Florida-Gainesville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Bhullar's Reviews

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based on 31 total reviews (26 with comments)
Dr. Bhullar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (26)
Bradenton, FL |
This was my first visit with Dr. Bhullar and he was pleasant, knowledgable and explained what he was doing.
Jamestown |
I was out of town on a work assignment and at the end of a presentation, I was suddenly unable to see through my left eye. I called Dr. Bhullar's office and was immediately comforted by the wonderful receptionist who made an emergency appointment to get me in right away. The doctor and his expert staff were exceptional I was relieved to find out that the diagnosis was a non-vision-threatening condition called PVD. I would highly recommend this practice.
in Sarasota, FL |
Today was my first appointment with Dr. Shaminder Bhullar and I cannot tell you how excited I am to have been referred to Dr. Bhullar.. He is simply a kind and compassionate person! The staff is amazing, the entire process today was very enjoyable. What kind people.
in Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Bhullar and his staff are amazing!! Over the years, I have been to many Ophthalmologists, and I can honestly say that Dr. Bhullar is the best, and that I would definitely recommend him!! His kind and patient disposition allowed me to ask my questions before the exam and treatment. He took his time with me, and gave me the attention that I believe doctors should. His knowledge, personality, and technique is outstanding and impressive!! I am extremely glad that he is my doctor!!
in Bradenton, FL |
Dr. Bhullar is an extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, kind and skilled surgeon. He and his staff are very pleasant and helpful. Dr. Bhullar diagnosed and performed the needed surgery very quickly. He was very thorough in explaining everything pre and post operatively. His friendly, calm and caring attitude was a most helpful and made my surgery experience great. Also, his very experienced office nurse and staff are also helpful, kind and professional.
in Bradenton, FL |
I had an emergency retina issue and his office saw me right away. The staff and Dr.B did a great job and I had a follow one week afterward and they were wonderful again.
in Palmetto, FL |
This office has some of the friendliest staff - and they make you feel at ease and fully explain any issue you have, Put your mind to rest and relax, they will take care of all your eye needs! I am happy to have found such a great team to take care of me- Thanks so much!
in Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Bhullar is a perfect example of what the practice of medicine is all about,smart caring, compassionate, kind and thorough. I had an eye problem on the weekend and talked to him by phone and he opened his office and saw me that day taking time away from his family to treat me! He is top drawer and anyone looking for a terrific eye doctor look no further.
in Bradenton, Fl |
I was reassured that I was able to be seen within a day of being referred by my regular eye doctor and PCP. All of Dr. Bhullar's staff were very welcoming and friendly. They were thorough and efficient while examining my eyes and taking my information. Dr. Bhullar explained what had happened to my retina and what he needed to do to repair the tear in my retina. He explained what procedures needed to be done and how they would be accomplished.
in Bradenton, FL |
Very thorough and professional. The entire staff were courteous and professional. I felt very comfortable and well schooled on my condition all through the process.
in Bradenton, FL |
Excellent in every respect. Saw me on very short notice, almost no waiting time, medical facility was state of the art and very well maintained. Personnel were terrific. Dr. Bhullar was exceptionally professional and complete in his review of my condition. Highest recommendation.
in Bradenton, FL |
Top notch. Dr. Bhullar is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to talk with and understand complicated situations. The staff is second to none. I've had to see specialists for my eyes for 2 decades now and I'm 58. This staff is efficient, helping me to get through the process with the least amount of waiting.
in Parrish, FL |
We have been so impressed with Dr. Bhullar. He diagnosed my husband's event immediately, did a thorough examination ,and obtained the requisite details concerning my husband's health in general, all of which enabled Dr. Bhullar to make a correct diagnosis and course of treatment. The staff was friendly and welcoming and extremely competent. We felt very comfortable with the tests and procedures that were conducted. We highly recommend everyone to contact Dr. Bhullar and his office.
in Bradenton, FL |
Dr. Bhullar is very kind and patient. He pays attention to the medical needs of his patients and provides them with excellent health care. He mede me feel confident and optimistic before the surgery and then has been watching my evolution. I am very grateful for his care.
Bradenton, FL |
Wow! Everyone in the office was amazing! Super care especially with treating my mother with dignity and making sure that she understood all as it was happening. I really appreciated their excellent treatment and 'bedside manners.' If i could have given higher than 5-stars, i would've.
in Sarasota, FL |
EXCELLENT DOCTOR AND STAFF BEST DOCTOR IN THE UNITED STATES This Practice is the Best This doctor will treat very serious diseases with results Would recommend to anyone needing retinal and ophthalmology care Because truly you will get better with this doctor and staff. The staff are awesome very courteous and fast and friendly Thank you Doctor Bhullar you truly are a Fantastic Doctor 5 stars are not enough because you deserve all of the stars in the world!!!!!
in Palmetto, FL. |
Dr. Bhullar was gentle and very informative. I had a procedure done on my right eye, and he explained everything thoroughly. I'm completely happy with this doctor. Thank you, Linda Grelles
Sarasota, FL |
Meeting Dr. Bhullar was a pleasant experience in spite of my being a bit apprehensive. I was referred to him on an emergency basis. He and his office staff made me feel very comfortable. He explained my necessary treatment carefully and detailed future care. I left feeling that I was in good hands.
in Sarasota, FL |
My appointment with Dr. Bhullar was a positive experience. He is very thorough and explained everything in detail. His staff is excellent and their customer service is second to none.
in Bradenton, FL |
Dr. Bhullar is an excellent doctor. He explains each procedure and the results with you. He gives you options. He is careful and doesn't leave anything to chance.
in Parrish, FL |
This review is for the treatment for my mother in law. Dr. Bhullar has been very compassionate and caring throughout my mother in law's sessions. He explains everything in a way that everyone can understand. I highly recommend his practice and all the services he has to offer.
in Fair Play, SC |
After suffering a retinal tear I was referred to Dr. Bhullar. He saw me immediately and his warm and compassionate staff helped me to feel at ease. He repaired my retina at that visit. Later that evening he called to check on me and made his cell available 24/7. I had two follow up appointments and was treated kindly and professionally. I believe he saved my vision. I would recommend him whole heartedly!
in La Plata, MD |
Recently I was diagnosed and treated by Dr. Bhullar for retina tears. I have been to other retina specialists in the past, however, my experience with Dr. Bhullar and the rest of the staff at Retina Treatment Center stands out and left me very impressed. Dr. Bhullar not only explained everything well, he answered all my questions and concerns without being rushed. His bedside manner during my treatment was respectful, kind and exemplary. My surgery and follow up care were excellent.
in Columbiana, Ohio |
My experience with Dr. Bhullar was a very good one. The Dr. was very patient, took time to explain the procedure that was going to be performed. I appreciated his calm manner.
Bradenton, FL |
Dr. Bhullar was very kind and listened to my needs and concerns. He also provided me with a very easy decision. His knowledge and care for my future was very helpful in the process. I got an appointment immediately after calling. The staff was very pleasant, friendly and courteous.
spring hill, fl |
I have been seeing Dr. Bhullar for a little over 2 yrs and he is an amazing doctor, and I would recommened him to family and friends. I have also had the pleasure of getting to know the staff and they are a wonderful and caring, friendly staff of nurses... if I could rate them a 10 star I would!!!
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  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
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  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
    Blue Options
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MCM Maxcare
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • NALC Health Benefit Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Tricare
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