Sheila P. Sanders, MD

  • Vice Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Director, Glaucoma Service
4.9 out of 5

Conditions

Procedures Performed

About

Personal Statment

Before I entered medical school, I earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Vanderbilt. I believe my nursing background makes me a better doctor. I strive to get to know my patients and address individual concerns. Communication is key. As much as I like spending time with patients, my favorite days are spent in the operating room, because I like to fix things. 

Outside medicine, I love spending time with my family. We often travel to Montana or the beach. I am a proud founder of the Tri For Sight triathlon, and I especially enjoy swimming.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Training & Education

Degree

University of Kentucky, College of Medicine

Residency

University of Kentucky

Fellowship

Glaucoma, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Ophthalmology

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr Sanders, the intern and entire staff are very good. Dr Sanders took note that retinal changes she detected warranted moving up my scheduled appointment with my retinal physician, and directed the scheduler accordingly. I now have an appointment scheduled in January for that purpose. Dr. Sanders is great to communicate her findings and opinion and take the extra step in looking out for my vision.

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    Very good

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    Listened, confirmed how my recent hospital stay may have impacted me test results today.

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    *Dr. Sanders has ALWAYS been very professional and knowledgeable! She shows genuine concern and keeps up informed!! She is excellent!

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    REALLY APPRECIATE DR. SANDERS. HER ATTENTION.
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      Dr. Sanders is absolutely wonderful and takes excellent care of her patients!
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      I like that Dr. Sanders has a teaching fellow that also reviews my case and discusses my health issues prior to Dr. Sanders also reviewing.
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      Dr. Sanders and her staff do a tremendous job.
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      Excellent care by staff and dr Sanders
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      Dr. Sanders has been my glaucoma specialist for over a decade. She is simply the best and along with Dr. Peter Blackburn in retinal services, they have both saved my eye sight. It just does not get any better than them both.
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      Dr. Sanders is a goddess.
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      As I said - care is excellent - wait time is the problem
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      We have recommended Dr. Sanders already to a couple of people.
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      No interpreter hopefully no misunderstanding
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      Dr. Sanders is always professional, she listens, answers all questions and concerns and explains everything about treatment as needed. I feel very confident with her as my physician.
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      Very pleased with the improvements of my condition since being in care of Dr Sanders..proficient,knowledgeable, patient conscious of needs. Great personality
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      Have recommended friends!!
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      Dr. Sanders is the BEST!!
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      My appointment was a yearly appointment and went smoothly. Yes I would recommend this group to others.
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      Dr Sanders was very good physician but resident seems like he did not read my chart before seeing me.
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      Dr. Sanders is very friendly, informative, professional, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needed an eye specialist. I trust her expertise and admire her knowledge.
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      Dr Sanders is an awesome doctor and I really appreciate the care she provides to me.
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      I would guess Dr. Sanders sees many, many patients but yet seems very focused on each patient.
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      *He has advanced glaucoma. Maintaining what vision he has it all that's left in treatment. *Dr. Sanders does all she can.
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      Dr. Sanders is absolutely wonderful.
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      Dr. Sanders is so knowledgeable and goes over all of the treatment options.
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      Dr. Sanders and her staff are my Gold Standard of health care. She and they are always professional and compassionate in addition to being totally thorough in all aspects of my care.
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      Dr. Sanders always takes time to go over all the options.
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      Dr. Sanders has always, and continues to provide excellent care!
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      Excellent experience.
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      Dr. Sanders is a great doctor
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      I've seen Dr. SHEILA Sanders for years as she's a highly regarded glaucoma specialist. And it's a well deserved accolade for her. I've recommended her to several others.
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      *Dr. Sanders listened to my concerns and questions and provided excellent explanations.
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      The best in Lexington for glaucoma care.
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      Nice
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      Everything was good.
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      True of Dr. Sanders and her associates
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      Dr.. Sanders has been my glaucoma ophthalmologist for many years. Without her I would not have my vision.Dr. Gahari, new to the department also saw me. She is wonderful as well....thorough, considerate for personal comfort and very professional
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      *Dr. Sanders is about as good as they come I have nothing but good things to say about her.
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      Good
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      Complimented the tech on her performance and attitude
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      Appreciate that Dr Sanders gives me the details and helps me understand which pieces are of concern and what I need to do to manage my health successfully.