We found 27 ophthalmologists who accept Sharp Health Plan HMO near National City, CA.

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

Dr. John Bokosky practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bokosky include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Bokosky attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Bokosky's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Couris is an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Couris is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Couris attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Couris has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Couris is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Preeti Bansal sees patients in San Diego, CA, Encinitas, CA, and Escondido, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bansal's areas of expertise include eye problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bansal accepts. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bansal's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Gayle C Howard, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gayle Howard's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and diabetic retinopathy. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howard honors. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Howard attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Gualtieri is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gualtieri include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and laser surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Gualtieri speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Arthur C Perry, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Perry specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Perry studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perry include macular degeneration, plastic surgery procedures, and glaucoma. Dr. Perry's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gary Jacobs is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Jacobs's clinical interests include macular degeneration, LASIK, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry M Scher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Barry Scher specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Scher's clinical interests: macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Scher welcomes new patients. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Kenneth Lipson, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2001 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Barry Lipson specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in San Diego, CA. He has a special interest in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and laser surgery. Dr. Lipson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lipson speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Vitreoretinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Bigham is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Bigham attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bigham include eye problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Bigham is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Maria Castillejos' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and laser surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castillejos accepts. She obtained her medical school training at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Castillejos is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pterygium Surgery, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Suzanne Handler's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Handler average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Handler include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Handler is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Handler speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Castillejos-Rios (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal, Dr. Castillejos-Rios attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Castillejos-Rios's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gordon Montgomery's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Montgomery include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Homer G. Phillips Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Montgomery has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Eye Problems

Dr. Bishoy Onsy Said, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Bishoy Said's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Said's clinical interests include microsurgery, cataract surgery, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Said accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Intraocular Lens Implant

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

Dr. Mark Warlen practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Warlen's residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in eye problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Warlen takes. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Warlen is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: 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.