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Karen Margaret Joos, MD, PhD


Professor of Ophthalmology

4.7 4.7 306 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.
Patient | July 10, 2018

Excellent care.
Patient | June 21, 2018

good experience
Patient | May 15, 2018

Love Dr. Joos. So do others, which is why we have to wait!
Patient | May 4, 2018

Patient | April 16, 2018

She was very nice. She checked my eye to make sure what how I was doing.
Patient | April 16, 2018

Patient | March 13, 2018

I highly respect Dr. Joos' knowledge, skill, and personal care she has shown for my medical condition. I am very grateful for the care I have been given.
Patient | March 12, 2018

could use some direction on verbiage and stereotypes regarding children with Down syndrome.
Patient | February 19, 2018

Patient | February 8, 2018

Due to wait time - Too long. Should not have to wait every time 45 min. - 2 hours past appt. time.
Patient | January 20, 2018

dr Joos is the best.
Patient | December 23, 2017

She is wonderful! I have been with her for years and trust her judgment.
Patient | December 20, 2017

Yes good somewhat.
Patient | October 13, 2017

Very bad experience with this care provider. She is impatient, irresponsible, and does not care about her patient, at least to me. After she knew her mistake, she just simply said sorry without any feeling and asked me to schedule an appointment with another eye doctor for the next year visit. I definitely won't recommend her to anyone I know!
Patient | October 12, 2017

Patient | October 2, 2017

Knowing she is there to take care of my problems is a great relief. She is the BEST!
Patient | September 27, 2017

Doctor Joos is the most thorough doctor that I see out of all my doctors. Her treatment of my glaucoma is the most important issue I have in my life at this time. She is making sure that I am on the best treatment possible to insure that I maintain and do not loose my eye sight. For that I am very thankful.
Patient | September 19, 2017

Dr. Joos is a wonderful provider who really cares about her patients. Always friendly and in goo humor. I have recommended her to several friends.
Patient | September 18, 2017

Had a very good experience.
Patient | August 31, 2017

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Patient | August 7, 2017

I've seen Dr. Joos for about 15 years. She is outstanding, respectful and an excellent doctor. Every knowledgeable and caring.
Patient | August 1, 2017

Good care.
Patient | July 28, 2017

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