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We found 3 ophthalmologists who accept Medicaid near Modesto, CA.

Dr. John Alexander Latham, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1011 Sylvan Avenue; Suite C
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. John Latham specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Modesto, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Latham is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He obtained his medical school training at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Latham is open to new patients.

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Dr. Brian S Fechter, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1011 Sylvan Avenue; C
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Brian Fechter practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Fechter attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Kevin L Craig, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1011 Sylvan Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Craig sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Craig is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His practice is open to 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.