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Karen Allison, M.D., M.B.A.

Karen Allison, M.D., M.B.A.

Occupational & Environmental Medicine , Ophthalmology

4.4 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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Accepting New Patients


Appointment (585) 273-3937


Flaum Eye Institute - Brighton

1701 Lac De Ville Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14618

Flaum Eye Institute - Main Campus - Rochester

Strong Memorial Hospital
210 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642

About Me

Certified Specialties

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD)

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Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation. 1996 - 1997

Residency, Ophthalmology, State University of NY Health Science Center/Brooklyn. 1993 - 1996

Residency, Radiation Oncology, State University of NY Health Science Center/Brooklyn. 1991 - 1993

Internship, Internal Medicine, State University of NY Health Science Center/Brooklyn. 1990 - 1991


MBA | George Washington University School of Medicine. 2013

MD | Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick (USA). 1990

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.3 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.3 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.6 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.4 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.2 stars

Patient Comments

4.5 stars

Much better experience

Mar 17, 2024

5.0 stars

Very good experience

Jan 13, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Allison is very thorough and easy to talk to.

Nov 01, 2023

3.8 stars

I like Dr Allison a lot and feel she has been very diligent in staying on top of my eye care. [...] She had 2 people with her (med students or residents?) - I was not I introduced and should have been asked ahead of time if it was ok for them to come in . She seemed distracted with them in the room which is understandable to a degree. Again frustrating. I am an RN and have worked in an office so know how it all should go. This is the first time that I have had concerns with Dr herself. [...]

Aug 25, 2023

2.2 stars

Dr. Allison does not have a good bedside manner

Aug 18, 2023

5.0 stars

The doctor was very thorough and we had good conversation about my condition.

Aug 11, 2023

4.0 stars

Good experience

Jul 20, 2023

1.8 stars

Dr. Allison told me she was scheduling me for surgery-never explained the procedure or any of the risks, down time etc...Dr. Allison said she was calling in a prescription for me two days ago and it was never called in. I messaged her through my chart to make her aware and have not heard anything back and still don't have my prescription. Very poor quality of care.

May 03, 2023

5.0 stars

Again excellent

Apr 05, 2023