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We found 8 ophthalmologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near Palm Desert, CA.

Dr. Clement K Chan, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
36949 Cook Street; Suite 101
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Clement Chan is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Chan has a special interest in retina surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan takes. After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Chan completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Research, Retina Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Michael Abraham Samuel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
44139 Monterey Avenue; Suite A
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Michael Samuel specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Samuel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuel is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
44435 Town Center Way; Suite B
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Peter Spiegel is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Palm Desert, CA and Murrieta, CA. Dr. Spiegel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
72301 Country Club Drive; Suite 108
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Camille Harrison practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Harrison include retina surgery. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harrison accepts. She is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Surgery

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
74075 El Paseo Drive; Suite A-7
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. John Schofield is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Beverly Hills, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Palm Desert, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. Dr. Schofield is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Summa Health System and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Dr. Schofield is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schofield accepts.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
72780 Country Club Drive; Suite C
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Clifford Brown's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Keith G Tokuhara, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
39000 Bob Hope Drive; Wright Building, Suite 105
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Keith Tokuhara specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Rancho Mirage, CA. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Tokuhara's education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tokuhara is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Steven G Lin, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
36949 Cook Street; Suite 101
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Steven Lin's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lin include comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Lin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.