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Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD

Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD

Age 64 Pediatric Ophthalmology* F
(7) 7 reviews

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Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD works in Jacksonville, FL as a Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialist and has 39 years experience.

They are board certified in Ophthalmology and graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin in 1985. Dr. Shimshak completed a residency at Medical College of Wisconsin. At present, Dr. Shimshak has received an average rating of 3.9 from patients and has been reviewed 7 times. They are affiliated with Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida and Uf Health Jacksonville. Their office accepts new patients and has telehealth appointments. Dr. Shimshak practices at Practice in Jacksonville, FL.


  • Indiana University-Pediatric Ophthalmology, Fellowship Hospital — 1990
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Residency Hospital — 1989
  • Aurora St Lukes Medical Center|St. Lukes Hospital, Internship Hospital — 1986
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Medical School — 1985

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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One of sweetest, caring and bedside manner Dr. I've ever been to. Can't say enough about Dr. Shimshack!!
Blair Bradley — Nov 19, 2020
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Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD accepts new patients on Medical News Today. See Dr. Shimshak's profile to make an appointment.

Dr. Shimshak accepts telehealth appointments. See Dr. Shimshak's profile to make an appointment.

Dr. Shimshak accepts Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details., Aetna and Amerigroup (Wellpoint) as well as many others.

Dr. Shimshak's office is located at 4500 San Pablo Rd S Jacksonville, FL 32224. Find other locations and directions on MedicalNewsToday.

Dr. Shimshak has a star rating of 3.9/5 and has been reviewed 7 times.

Dr. Shimshak is board certified in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Shimshak has been practicing as a Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialist for 39 years.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida
  • Uf Health Jacksonville


  1. Practice

    1. 1
      Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida
      4500 San Pablo Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224 Directions (904) 953-2000
  1. Practice

    1. 2
      Faculty Clinic Asc
      653 W 8th St, Jacksonville, FL 32209 Directions (904) 244-4198
  1. Practice

    1. 3
      Nemours Childrens Clinic
      807 Childrens Way, Jacksonville, FL 32207 Directions (904) 697-3600
  1. Practice

    1. 4
      Shands Jacksonville Medical Center
      580 W 8th St, Jacksonville, FL 32209 Directions (904) 244-9390

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