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We found 174 ophthalmologists who accept Health Net PPO near Culver City, CA.

Dr. Steven Charles Dresner, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Steven Dresner's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Dresner attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems and cosmetic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dresner has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

Dr. Tara Alexandra McCannel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
100 Stein Plaza; Rm 1-340
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Tara McCannel is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCannel include cancer, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. Dr. McCannel is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. McCannel welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. McCannel attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Clinical Trials, Retina Problems, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cancer, Retinal Detachment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Leibowitz, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
8641 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 312
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Steven Leibowitz is a physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Leibowitz average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leibowitz's areas of clinical interest consist of eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Leibowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He has received the distinction of Senior Faculty Honors Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA. Dr. Leibowitz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with MountainView Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Ho Erb, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other, Ophthalmology
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Erb practices plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: blepharoplasty, ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), and entropion (inward-turned eyelid). Dr. Erb takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Erb attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Erb has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Erb's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Ectropion, Entropion, Tumor, Botox Injection, Eyelid Problems, Forehead Lift, Brow ... (Read more)

Dr. Colin Archibald McCannel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
100 Stein Plaza; Rm#1-340
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Colin McCannel's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among his clinical interests: uveitis, macular hole, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. McCannel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Mayo Medical School and performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McCannel include: Voted Best Doctors; Teacher of the year award - Awarded by residents in Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic; and Innovation in Education Award - Mayo Clinic School of Continuing Medical Education Other. Dr. McCannel is conversant in German. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Eye Infection, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Cancer, Autoimmune ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Ann Boxrud, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 700e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Boxrud is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Santa Monica, CA and Encino, CA. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Boxrud completed her residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boxrud has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Preeminent Women's Health Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Catherine J Hwang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9735 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 308
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Hwang is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hwang's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: removal of lesion (e.g. growth), thyroid problems, and plastic surgery procedures. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hwang accepts. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Scheie Eye Institute. She has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars; Cosmetic Surgery Foundation Award; and American Society Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Merrill Reeh Pathology Award. In addition to English, Dr. Hwang speaks Korean. Dr. Hwang is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Ectropion, Entropion, Tumor, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Removal of Lesion, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. David Stuart Boyer, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9001 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 301
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Boyer is a retina specialist. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. In his practice, Dr. Boyer focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Boyer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Boyer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Armenian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Boyer's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Armin Vishteh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9001 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 306
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Armin Vishteh is an ophthalmologist in Burbank, CA, Beverly Hills, CA, and Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Patients rated Dr. Vishteh highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, macular degeneration, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vishteh attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kresge Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Vishteh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Diabetes Management, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
9100 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 852-w
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Louise Davis practices ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Davis is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Davis include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9001 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 301
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Roger Novack practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Novack is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Novack (or staff) speaks Spanish, Korean, and Chinese. Dr. Novack is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8641 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 210
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Chu's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Chu performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chu include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chu honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Chu (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Korean, and Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite #720e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Hanscom is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. These areas are among Dr. Hanscom's clinical interests: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanscom accepts Health Net, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Joseph Louis Demer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Stein Plaza; Rm-1340
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Demer is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Demer include strabismus. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Demer attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Demer has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Ganesha Ramana Kandavel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ganesha Kandavel specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kandavel include cataract surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kandavel is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kandavel include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Kandavel speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. David Rex Hamilton, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Stein Plaza; Rm 1-340
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Hamilton, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hamilton include LASIK, keratoconus, and clinical trials. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hamilton takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Keratoconus, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.