Shannon Beres, MD

Neuro-ophthalmology specialist, General neurologist

Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Ophthalmology

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Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology (2015)
  • Residency: UCSF Dept of Child Neurology (2014) CA
  • Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania Ophthalmology Fellowships (2015) PA
  • Internship: UCSF Pediatric Residency (2011) CA
  • Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Registrar (2009) VA


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Practice Locations

Byers Eye Institute Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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Neuro-Ophthalmology Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

2452 Watson Court

Palo Alto , CA 94303

(650) 723-6995

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(111 reviews)

very professional staff
Dr Beres was efficient , friendly and explained everything
Excellent in all aspects - professional, enthusiastic, considerate, pleasant, …
Dr Behrens was very good. Was professional, and explained everything very well.
Incredible. I still can't believe the patient experience at Stanford and Stanford ER.
Dr Beres is the best ever.
Extremely caring staff, great care from check-in to support techs and physicians.
Everyone was cordial and explained why they ran various tests they ran for me.
Dr. Beres and Dr. Brown were the first doctors who listened to me and took my concerns seriously. Although we ultimately disagreed about treatment approach, they were very nice and respectful about it. Maria, the tech, was also one of the nicest healthcare workers I have met. I was extremely nervous about this appointment, but her empathy and positive attitude immediately put my mind at ease.
Awesome team of providers
She has a great patient/doctor relationship skills. She is competent and she is easy to like.
Stanford care team saved my life
Dr. Beres and team were professional, thorough, caring, and dedicated. I got a good feeling from visiting Dr. Beers for the first time. I felt that I was in good hands unlike from my previous visits.
Best Dr very happy 😃
Dr. Beres is a very caring and insightful practitioner. She and her assistant, Monica, are very helpful and explain concepts well.
Dr Beres solved a vision problem that other doctors could not. She really improved my life.
Dr.Beres is present, kind, aware, explains well, completely engaged in her work and with her patients at the same time!
Medical staff is excellent. Online registration is not. I filled out the questionnaire before the visit but the technician had no record of the changes. Why should I do this again?
Got me in early and the doctor is so kind
Everybody was wonderful. Dr. Beres is thorough and smart!
Doctors were knowledgeable and closely explainex diagnoses and how to proceed. Staff was professional and kind.
everything was quick and thorough
Everyone from the lady who checked me in, to the Dr's assistants to the Dr. herself were simply great.
Very productive and helpful
Dr Beres is the best. Great positive vibe and really knows her stuff
Everybody was pleasant and behaved professionally
Dr Beres always takes the time to listen and give feedback that I appreciate.
Outstanding professionals. Detailed analysis and explanation.
Very thorough and understanding the issue.
Dr. Beres is wonderful.
All the folks at the Byers that I encountered were courteous and professional. Dr. Beres was thoughtful and communicative.
very good care
Dr. Beres and Rhea are excellent and I’m so appreciative of their expertise, time, and care.
she is very expert in her job
Thank you ðŸ™
Amazing staff … wonderful experience from start to finish
Dr. Beres, Monica the tech, and Rhea were fantastic!
Very good
Very professional and pleasant. Quick and competent.
Dr. Beres and her staff were amazing - very thorough and kind with my care ... SO SO happy!
She is an excellent physician. This was my first appointment with her and I was impressed.
I had an excellent visit.
People are very pleasant
Dr. Beers and her team including Monica and Rhea are outstanding and I greatly appreciated their kindness and care.
Dr. Beres and her team are exceptional, I am so thankful for their kindness and care.
Excellent service! Thank you.
She is AWESOME!!
The office visit with Dr. Beres was very beneficial in terms of providing excellent diagnosis, clear explanation of my conditions and a path forward plan for treatment. I can only say highly about her unparalleled care, expertise and well preparedness she provided to a new patient.
Dr Beres is a rock star!
Doctor Beris was very thorough in explaining the issues with my eyes and also the history which was not explained before. She helped me to understand many things I wondered about.
Dr Beres was empathetic courteous thorough explained problem n solution
Beres is amazing, spent time describing all possibilities to me.
Dr. Beresford first Dr. to actually offer tx options
Dr. Beres did an exceptional job getting my issues taken care of. She took a lot of care and time making sure my issues were taken care of properly.
Dr. Shannon Jeanine Beres is a wonderful doctor and a wonderful person. I felted completely satisfied with everything I was told. The receptionist was right, Dr. Beres is an amazing person.
Drs. are always under pressure to cover more patients. After all, it's all about business!
Hands down, Dr. Beres is the best doctor I have EVER worked with. Incredibly thorough, caring, helpful, responsive, thoughtful, and supportive. Always thinking five steps ahead, fantastic at coordinating care with other providers, and all around enthusiastic doctor. Cannot recommend her enough!!
Very professional & informative.
Dr. Beres incorporated mental health & neurodivergency info. diagnosis of a my physical concern (loss of vision), which I have never gotten from other doctors and is GREATLY APPRECIATED!!
She was very personable, clear, & thorough.
It is always such a treat whenever I visit my doctor. She is very articulate with her explanations as to the whys or hows that I have. Really professional she is!
Dr. Beres was professional, engaging, funny & informative.
Dr. Beres was professional & friendly. Follow-up phone calls were much appreciated.
She made me feel like a friend. I felt like she knew me and cared about me. I felt welcomed.
Dr. Beres is skilled and compassionate. She connected with me. That connection is the essence of health CARE.
Dr. Beres is excellent!
Dr Beres and staff are excellent always!
Dr. Beres was exceptional, as a provider of health care, as well as a person - caring, kind, very intelligent, love her common sense & logical though process.
Excellent MD. Very knowledgeable and caring. Thanks for all your help.
The two residents were awesome. I felt they had my best interest and wanted to find a solution for my eye problem. The dr. was also awesome very knowledgeable and communicative!
Dr. Beres is absolutely wonderful. I felt comfortable and at ease with her right away. She thoroughly examined my issue and gave preliminary diagnosis, which turned out to be confirmed by test results. She took the time to explain the condition and treatment plan. I will be forever grateful for her expertise!
I love Dr. Beres. I look forward to seeing her. She makes me feel like family.
Dr. Beres always stays focused and answers my questions and concerns
Dr Shannon Beres is a very professional,well-informed, considerate, kind specialist!
Dr. Beres gave me a very thorough & clear picture of my eye condition and what the plan of care/cure too.
Dr. Beres was awesome! She took the time to explain the results of the different tests they had done and gave me options on how I could proceed.
Dr. Beres was AWESOME!
Dr. Beres very attentive and patient, taking time to explain in detail every aspect of the issues of concern. I have complete confidence in Dr. Beres and want to thank her and Dr. Lu for their care and attention.
Dr. Beres is compassionate and spends the time to answer my questions and concerns.
She's great so helpful and knowledgeable.
Dr. Beres exam was very thorough and well-explained.
An absolutely outstanding physician in every way.
We LOVE Dr. Beres. She is so knowledgeable, caring & kind. She even called a few day later to ask about a blood test. The resident Dr. Allison Liu was also wonderful & spent a lot of time.
Dr. Beres is awesome & has a real fun energy. She answered & explained all of my questions & concerns. I love talking to her.
Dr. Beres is wonderful - obviously VERY brilliant, kind, honest & she has a sense of humor too!
When I had questions about another medication, she communicated with my physician to see they are compatible.
all personnel including the doctors verse very professional and yet made you feel at ease in their presence. very friendly and easy to understand.
I like Dr. Beres. She is good & have confidence in her.
A pro
Dr. Beres is outstanding. I am SO fortunate to have been sent to her. #1. Dr. Beres: Excellent!!
Very helpful to my health needs and further medical attention needed for my continued care.
The care provider made sure I was comfortable and he was nice.
Dr. Beres was/is outstanding. I feel so fortunate to have been sent to her. She is brilliant & I left feeling that if anyone could figure out my weird problems, she could.
I never felt rushed, I felt I could ask any questions.
Dr. Shannon made special arrangements to see me even though she was completely booked as she thought my case could be something which need to be studied to eliminate any serious possibilities. She too time in understanding my problem & explained the possibilities Dr. Shannon was the first doctor who cold figure out that there is a link between my neck. Base of the skull -> ear to right eye pain to redness in my right eye. I have been to many doctors prior to visiting Shannon. And one of them suspected any link between redness in my one eye with pressure/pain only on one side of neck. (I am glad I took an appointment in Stanford.
I had a very good experience. The dr. is very professional, nice and conscious with what the patients should do and with their instructions.
I really appreciated the way Dr. Beres talked to me and fully explained answers to my questions.
She never makes me feel rushed. Like I am important.
Very informative/helpful.
Since my first visit with Dr. Beres she was been very sweet and considerate with my condition. She is always willing to answer any questions my family or I have. Im very grateful to have her as my care provider.
As she pointed out conditions to the intern (?) it would have been helpful to have what it is explained to me. Otherwise I wonder why and worry!
Dr. Beres is one of the GOOD ones. Excellent in every way - & runs a great lab.
I left with many questions. Prognosis not discussed. Recommended follow-up appt. not scheduled when I checked out. (I will call to schedule).
I was very impressed with the thoroughness of Dr. Beres and her team. I really felt I was in the hand of a specialist who cared about my problems.
Dr. Beres had excellent people skills.
It was all good.

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