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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (7)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John Sheppard is Good. Dr. Sheppard has been reviewed by 18 patients who have provided 7 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.8
Promptness 2.8
Courteous Staff 4.2
Accurate Diagnosis 4.0
Bedside Manner 3.9
Spends Time with Me 3.7
Follows Up After Visit 3.7

Specialties & Research

Dr. John Sheppard, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Uveitis

Education & Awards

Dr. Sheppard graduated from Brown University, Providence. He has 5 awards.

National Research Service Award National Eye Institute
Burroughs Wellcome Research Award National Society to Prevent Blindness
Robert E Shoemaker Research Award Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award
National Eye Institute National Research Service Award


Dr. Sheppard has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • Sentara Norfolk Genl Hosp 
  • Sentara Obici Hospital 


  • Italian
  • French

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Additional Information
Dr. John D Sheppard MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 33 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. John D. Sheppard practice?
Dr. John Sheppard has 4 office locations.
Dr. John Sheppard practices Ophthalmology near Suffolk, VA.
Additional practice locations include: Carrollton, VA and Hampton, VA.
See Suffolk Ophthalmologists.