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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Shield HMO near Merced, CA.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3351 M Street; Suite 110
Merced, CA

Dr. Shi-Hwa Chang is a retina specialist in Modesto, CA, Merced, CA, and Stockton, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Chang honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Chang attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Retina Surgery, Retinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3605 Hospital Road; Suite B
Atwater, CA

Dr. John McGee is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
436 E Yosemite Avenue; Suite A
Merced, CA

Dr. Thomas Weed's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Weed attended the University of Utah School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Weed takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
517 W 23rd Street
Merced, CA

Dr. Gary Graham works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Graham's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Naval Hospital Oakland, Dr. Graham attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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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.