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Karen Margaret Joos, MD, PhD


Professor of Ophthalmology

4.7 4.7 214 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
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


Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
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.
Dr. Joos is one of the most through providers I have ever had and seems to go the extra mile to try and determine what's causing the different issues I have with my eyes.
Patient | July 3, 2017

Outstanding - cares about my vision as it is slowly going away. Does all she can to slow the progression.
Patient | June 27, 2017

I consider Dr. Joos to be the BEST Doctor on your staff.
Patient | June 16, 2017

I am very pleased with the care I received.
Patient | June 12, 2017

I have changed my insurance so I can continue to see Dr. Joos. She has been my eye Dr. for many years and has helped me so much!!!
Patient | June 4, 2017

Dr.Joos is an excellent clinician.
Patient | May 30, 2017

Dr. Joos has always been there for our son. (Weekends, holidays).
Patient | May 10, 2017

Love Dr. Joos.
Patient | May 1, 2017

The provider stated some things I didn't fully understand but I didn't press her on it because I felt like she wanted to move along.
Patient | April 24, 2017

Consider Dr. Joos one of the very best !!!
Patient | February 27, 2017

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