We found 17 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Los Alamitos, CA.

Dr. Ehsan Ethan Sadri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5991 E Spring Street; Suite 327
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ehsan Sadri is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Newport Beach, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Anaheim, CA. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Sadri include glaucoma, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Sadri performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sadri's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Donald Natale Serafano, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 204
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Donald Serafano is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Serafano obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Serafano include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glasses, and cataract surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Serafano takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Serafano (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Glasses, Botox Injection, Posterior Capsular Opacification, Hylaform, Eye Procedures, Eye Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
10861 Cherry Street; #204
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Geisse sees patients in Los Alamitos, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Geisse is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Geisse completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Geisse honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Lars Hans Hertzog, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 105
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Lars Hertzog's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Hertzog attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5991 E Spring Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Lydia Banuelos' specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Banuelos attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Banuelos is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Martinez specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez's clinical interests include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Martinez attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 130
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Carl Hartman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hartman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glasses, and cataract surgery. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Hartman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Hartman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Thuc-Trinh T Nhu, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 130
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Thuc-Trinh Nhu's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: blepharoplasty, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Nhu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Nhu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Nhu (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Eye Problems, Glasses, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry August Pasquali, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3300 E South Street; Suite 105
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Larry Pasquali's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasquali include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Pasquali attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Eli L Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
3325 Palo Verde; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Eli Chang is an ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Chang performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, juvederm, and facelift. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Ptosis Repair, Juvederm, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Brow Lift, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7851 Walker Street; Suite 207
La Palma, CA
 

Dr. Ilan Hartstein's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hartstein's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataracts. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hartstein honors. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hartstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Larry Wayne Freeman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10861 Cherry Street; #204
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Larry Freeman works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Freeman's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Eye Problems, Glasses, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Donovan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. James Donovan, who practices in Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Donovan has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Donovan accepts. Dr. Donovan graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Emma L Clay, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3801 Katella Avenue; #130
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Emma Clay is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Lakewood, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Clay include uveitis, hylaform, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Clay is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Clay takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Clay's office for an appointment. Dr. Clay's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Clay speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Restylane, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Botox ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3055 W Orange Avenue; Suite 203
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Nelson Noguchi specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Anaheim, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Noguchi include comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Noguchi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Noguchi attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and subsequently trained at White Memorial Medical Center and VA Long Beach Healthcare System for residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 130
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Theodore Pasquali is an ophthalmologist in Lakewood, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Pasquali include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Pasquali is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cole Eye Institute for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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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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