We found 23 ophthalmologists who accept Sharp Health Plan HMO near National City, CA.

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3969 4th Avenue; Suite 301
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Couris is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Couris is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Couris attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Christopher Joseph Gualtieri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3969 4th Avenue; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Gualtieri's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Gualtieri at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gualtieri include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), laser surgery, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gualtieri is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Gualtieri attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Gualtieri speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Preeti Bansal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3030 Childen's Way; Suite 109
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Preeti Bansal's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Bansal include strabismus. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. She studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Bansal's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bansal's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Gary M Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gary Jacobs' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jacobs has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Jacobs speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Gordon James Montgomery, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 302
National City, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Montgomery's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Homer G. Phillips Hospital. Dr. Montgomery's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Montgomery's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Suzanne P Handler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3969 4th Avenue; Suite 301
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Handler practices ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Handler include eye problems. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Handler is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Handler trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Handler is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. William John Bigham, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1317 Ynez Place; Suite A
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. William Bigham is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eyelid surgery, restylane, and eye problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bigham obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bigham is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Restylane, Eye Problems

Dr. Maria E Castillejos, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillejos specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Chula Vista, CA. Before completing her residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Castillejos attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Castillejos has indicated that her clinical interests include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Castillejos has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems, Eye Problems

Dr. John E Bokosky, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3939 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Bokosky is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in San Diego, CA, La Jolla, CA, and Escondido, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Bokosky is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bokosky's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Bokosky trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Bokosky has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

Dr. Mark Evan Warlen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3720 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mark Warlen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include eye problems. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Warlen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Warlen is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gayle Howard is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Howard is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Howard's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Howard has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Chula Vista, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. Dr. Castillejos-Rios's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castillejos-Rios honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Castillejos-Rios studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. Dr. Castillejos-Rios (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3939 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Thomas practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. Dr. Thomas honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

Dr. Sarjan H Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2220 E Plaza Boulevard; #h
National City, CA
 

Dr. Sarjan Patel works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include cataracts. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2220 E Plaza Boulevard; #h
National City, CA
 

Dr. Gitane Patel practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in San Diego, CA, El Cajon, CA, and Alpine, CA. Dr. Patel is especially interested in eye problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Paul Dong Huynh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4844 University Avenue; Suite A
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Paul Huynh is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Huynh's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His clinical interests include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and eye problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Huynh average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Huynh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Huynh is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Eye Problems

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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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