We found 52 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Shield near Laguna Hills, CA.

Dr. Nadeem Nurmohamed Vaidya, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
16100 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 385
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Nadeem Vaidya is a retina specialist in Irvine, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Vaidya (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, macular hole, and eye surgery. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vaidya accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vaidya include: 2011 Patients’ Choice Award; 2011 Most Compassionate Physician Award; and HealthGrades Recognized Physician. Dr. Vaidya's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Ho Erb, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 1007
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Erb is an eye plastic surgeon. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Erb include facial problems, dermabrasion, and restylane. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. 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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Erb accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles William Gustav Eifrig, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia; #305
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Charles Eifrig's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Eifrig is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration. Dr. Eifrig is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eifrig attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Rajiv Ramesh Rathod, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia.; Suite 309
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Rajiv Rathod works as a retina specialist in Santa Ana, CA and Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Rathod's clinical interests include macular degeneration, minimally invasive surgery, and macular hole. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rathod is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Rathod (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Korean, and Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanford Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
24022 Calle De La Plata; Suite #475
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Sanford Chen sees patients in Santa Ana, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: America's Top Ophthalmologists Consumers' Research Council of America, 6th Edition; Patients' Choice Physician Award MDx Medical; and Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Chen is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Dwayne Keith Logan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
23961 Calle De La Magdalena; Suite 412
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Dwayne Logan specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Long Beach, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Anaheim, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Logan is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Logan is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Logan takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Jude John Santiago, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
24953 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 6a
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jude Santiago's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Santiago average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Duna A Raoof-Daneshvar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
24401 Calle De La Louisa; 300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Duna Raoof practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Raoof is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Dr. Raoof has received the following distinctions: Heed Fellowship; ARVO Travel Grant; and Eye Bank Association of American Travel Grant.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 608
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Nengjie Ge specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Irvine, CA. Dr. Ge's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ge speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Luis Alberto Chanes, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
27871 Medcl Ctr Road; Suite 120
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Luis Chanes is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Chanes attended Ponce School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery, and corneal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chanes speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Jan S Lukac, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
25251 Paseo De Alicia; Suite 100
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jan Lukac is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Brea, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA. Dr. Lukac graduated from Comenius University and then he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lukac average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Lukac (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 207
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Brent Norman specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Newport Beach, CA and Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Norman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Norman focuses on retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Norman studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. John C Hwang, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 207
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. John Hwang is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Santa Ana, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Hwang is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Hwang is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Brian Takemoto Kim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
24401 Calle De La Louisa; Suite 300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Brian Kim is a retina specialist. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Kim trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Kim is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems

Dr. Diana Hope Kersten, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
24401 Calle De La Louisa; Suite 300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Diana Kersten works as an ophthalmologist in Laguna Hills, CA and San Clemente, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Kersten honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Kersten attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kersten is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
15 Mareblu; Suite 260
Aliso Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Shahla Abedi's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is conversant in Persian. In her practice, Dr. Abedi focuses on cataracts. Dr. Abedi is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Abedi completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts

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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.
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