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Karen Margaret Joos, MD, PhD


Professor of Ophthalmology

4.7 4.7 272 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure
Pediatric Ophthalmology

Board Certificates

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology, 2005


MD - University of Iowa, 1987
PhD - University of Iowa, 1990
Fellowship - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, 1994
Residency - University of Iowa Healthcare, 1992
Internship - Saint Joseph Hospital, 1988


2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Excellent professional - Knows field very well - Improving in friendliness over some 10-12 yrs.
Patient | February 6, 2017

Patient | January 31, 2017

Dr. Joos really listens and keeps my tendency to inflammation in mind for treatment.
Patient | December 30, 2016

She is the best!
Patient | December 28, 2016

My visit with her has always been very thorough - like her very, much. i would give Dr. Karen Joos the highest rating that I could.
Patient | December 28, 2016

#10. Excellent.
Patient | December 7, 2016

Patient | October 27, 2016

Dr. Joos and staff have been great and Vanderbilt has been a great place to go.
Patient | October 24, 2016

Dr. Joos always takes time w/me explaining everything she does. I have utmost confidence in her.
Patient | October 6, 2016

Fabulous doctor!!!
Patient | October 5, 2016

Experience very good.
Patient | September 26, 2016

All good experiences. Dr. Joos takes care of the whole family. Amazing. She treats both my husband & myself for glaucoma - And she's asked me to warn our two sons that we could pass on the problem to _____.
Patient | September 26, 2016

I have been a patient of Dr. Joos for several years and am grateful to have her as my Ophthalmologist.
Patient | September 4, 2016

Takes the time to listen to my concerns and answers my questions and gives me explanations.
Patient | August 9, 2016

Just doesn't always explain things as i would like. Not sure that cataract surgery was recommended soon enough to prevent damage to eye drain area.
Patient | August 1, 2016

Dr. Joos is a wonderful doctor. I am so thankful for her.
Patient | July 26, 2016

No problem with provider, however time management focus toward reducing patient wait time needs a complete overhaul.
Patient | July 18, 2016

My impression is that doctor is very smart, but patient is just a number, not piece of meat. Nothing personal or pleasant. Strictly talk or leave it - She doesn't really care!
Patient | July 6, 2016

Dr. Joos is by far the best physician I have encountered.
Patient | July 6, 2016

I had very good experience with my doctor she explained thing so I could understand.
Patient | July 2, 2016

Dr. Joos is an excellent, dedicated and caring medical provider. I feel fortunate to have been directed to her.
Patient | July 2, 2016

I an extremely thankful for Dr. Joos.
Patient | June 28, 2016

There's some bad & good experience; esp. if it's busy, time. It's OK & I've to wait.
Patient | June 21, 2016

Dr. Joos is the best and has saved my eyesight. I had polio & it only affected my eyes.
Patient | June 14, 2016

Patient | April 9, 2016

Wait time is getting longer with every visit...I come every six months for past several years. .
Patient | April 1, 2016

Dr. Joos was recommended to me by by previous Dr. at Bascom-Palmer in Miami - he had great confidence in her - therefore, _____ as well -
Patient | March 30, 2016

Patient | February 25, 2016

I feel so fortunate to have Dr. Joos as my physician & the treatment (2 surgeries) & care has been excellent -
Patient | February 15, 2016

She is an outstanding physician who provides outstanding medical care to ALL of her patients.
Patient | February 14, 2016

I love my provider. She is amazing X and really listens to me and includes in deciding about my treatment. But booking her for appointments is a nightmare
Patient | February 8, 2016

Dr. Joos is the BEST!
Patient | January 29, 2016

Dr. Joos is outstanding! I feel safe with my future vision based on her care!
Patient | January 26, 2016

When difficulties arose after surgery Dr. Joos came in, stayed through the night to get situation under control - Always makes - me feel like most important patient.
Patient | January 14, 2016

Best doctor ever! Dr. Joos is not my primary care physician, but my ophthalmologist.
Patient | January 4, 2016