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Dr. Heather Shelsta, MD

Dr. Heather Shelsta, MD

Age 46 Ophthalmology* F
(8) 8 reviews
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Dr. Heather Shelsta, MD works in Richmond, VA as an Ophthalmology Specialist.
They are board certified in Ophthalmology. Dr. Shelsta completed a residency at Wills Eye Hospital. At present, Dr. Shelsta has received an average rating of 4.5 from patients and has been reviewed 8 times. They are affiliated with Hartford Hospital. They are accepting new patients. Dr. Shelsta practices at Practice in Richmond, VA.


  • University of Virginia, Undergraduate School
  • Georgetown University Hospital, Internship Hospital
  • Wills Eye Hospital, Residency Hospital
  • Northwestern University of Chicago, Fellowship Hospital
  • Yale School of Medicine, Fellowship Hospital
  • yale University, Fellowship Hospital

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  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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May 09, 2016
This practice is efficiently run. Dr. Shelsta has a wonderful bedside manner and goes the extra mile to communicate with ALL of my doctors (I have several health issues) as well as provide me with summaries of my office visits. She is pleasant, well-spoken, smart and easy to talk to. I feel very comfortable in her practice.
Mark in Simbury, CT — May 09, 2016
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Dr. Heather Shelsta, MD accepts new patients on Medical News Today. See Dr. Shelsta's profile to make an appointment.

Dr. Shelsta accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as many others.

Dr. Shelsta's office is located at 1201 Broad Rock Blvd Richmond, VA 23249. Find other locations and directions on MedicalNewsToday.

Dr. Shelsta has a star rating of 4.5/5 and has been reviewed 8 times.

Dr. Shelsta is board certified in Ophthalmology.

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  • Hartford Hospital


  1. Practice

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      Department of Veteran Affairs
      1201 Broad Rock Blvd, Richmond, VA 23249 Directions (703) 622-9923

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