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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (5)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karen Shimshak, Ophthalmologist is Good. Dr. Shimshak has been reviewed by 19 patients who have provided 5 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.3
Promptness 3.8
Courteous Staff 3.9
Accurate Diagnosis 4.0
Bedside Manner 3.6
Spends Time with Me 3.6
Follows Up After Visit 3.9

Specialties & Research

Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • She has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
  • Lazy Eye (Strabismus)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Tear Duct Problems

Education & Awards

Dr. Shimshak graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has 2 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Greater Milwaukee


Dr. Shimshak has 1 hospital affiliations:

  • Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center 


  • English
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Karen S Shimshak MD is a female Ophthalmologist, has 26 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Karen S. Shimshak practice?
Dr. Karen Shimshak has 4 office locations.
Dr. Karen Shimshak practices Ophthalmology near Milwaukee, WI.
Additional practice locations include: Sebring, FL and Franklin, WI.
See Milwaukee Ophthalmologists.