We found 39 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Shield HMO near Mission Viejo, CA.

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

Dr. Charles Eifrig is a retina specialist in Laguna Hills, CA and Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Eifrig's clinical interests encompass macular degeneration. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Dr. Eifrig attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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, 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include the following: 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). Dr. Rathod accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Rathod's training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In addition to English, Dr. Rathod (or staff) speaks 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 works as a retina specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Chen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Chen's practice is open to 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Logan's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Logan is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Logan's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Santiago is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Santiago completed a residency program at Cooper University Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Santiago is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Santiago accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Raoof attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Heed Fellowship; ARVO Travel Grant; and Eye Bank Association of American Travel Grant. Dr. Raoof is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

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). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery, and corneal surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Chanes attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Lukac a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lukac honors. He studied medicine at Comenius University. For his professional training, Dr. Lukac completed residency programs at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Lukac (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Lukac has an open panel.

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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 obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Norman's 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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Hwang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. Dr. Hwang has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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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 physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Laguna Hills, CA and San Clemente, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kersten include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Kersten is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kersten has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Kersten is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
24401 Calle De La Louisa; Suite 300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. John Hovanesian is a Laguna Hills, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Hovanesian an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Hovanesian's residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
27800 Medical Center Road; #151
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Sheldon Nankin specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include strabismus. Patients gave Dr. Nankin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Nankin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Sidney Jay Weiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Sidney Weiss is a Mission Viejo, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Weiss is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Weiss honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
23961 Calle De La Magdalena; Suite 412
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Lydia Banuelos practices pediatric ophthalmology in San Pedro, CA, Anaheim, CA, and Long Beach, CA. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Banuelos performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Banuelos honors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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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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