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We found 4 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Latham has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Latham is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1011 Sylvan Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Galen Winegardner works as an ophthalmologist in Modesto, CA. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Winegardner performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Brian Fechter is an ophthalmologist. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Fechter graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Craig obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He 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.