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About Dr. Karen S Shimshak

Dr. Karen S Shimshak, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bozeman, MT, with another office in Orlando, FL. She has 33 years of experience. Her specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Shimshak has received 2 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karen S Shimshak is Great. Dr. Karen S Shimshak has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Karen S Shimshak is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Medical Eye Specialists

300 N Willson Ave Ste 1003
Bozeman, MT 59715
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Nemours Childrens Hospital

13535 Nemours Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32827
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Specialties

Dr. Karen S Shimshak has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Expertise

    13 Expertise

  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Eye Exam
  • Lazy Eye (Strabismus)
  • Tear Duct Problems
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Vision Issues
  • Eye Pain
  • Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Lasik Surgery

Reviews

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Cautious and well thought out

Our son has had to have eye surgeries for his lazy eye. We felt the care we received from Dr. Shimshak was cautious and accurate. She answers our questions and explains what is to be expected during his course of treatment.

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Bring your little ones elsewhere...

Very minimal time spent with us. Very big charges for services hardly rendered.Very nice to us until questioned about it, phone calls not returned :(

Doctor's Response

Inaccurate review. Always spend as much time as required to explain patient's condition and treatment.

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Anonymous

I was very happy and glad to be redirected to Dr.Shimshak. She has excellente staff which greet everyone with respect. I was initially refered to "a great" ophthomologist who never explained in detail what was wrong with my childs eyes (very important organ of the body). I went to Dr. Shimshak for a second opinion and she explained EVERYTHING in detail with pictures and handouts. Would highly recommend her!!!!!!!!

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anonymous

She is kind of short with my visits. She claimed my daughter had all these problems when others tell me she's fine. She made her have surgery when she was 2 years old. I am looking for a second opinion.

Doctor's Response

I explained patient condition in extensive detail and parent may not have understood that the children's vision system and condition were explained in detail. Conditions not present are never misleadingly attributed to any patient.

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WONDERFUL DOCTOR!!!

Dr. Shimshak is great with children and very caring. She is patient and explains things in very simple terms that are easy to understand. I would highly recommend her!

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • Medical College Of Wisconsin

    Graduated in 1985

  • St Lukes Boise Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Karen S Shimshak accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • PacificSource
    • PacificSource PSN
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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