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We found 9 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Chan attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chan's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Peter Spiegel specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Palm Desert, CA and Murrieta, CA. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Michael Samuel is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He attended Meharry Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Samuel's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samuel is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Camille Harrison specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Rancho Mirage, CA. She has a special interest in retina surgery. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harrison honors. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. She is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Harrison's 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma. Dr. Schofield is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Schofield is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Summa Health System and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities for residency.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Indio, CA and Rancho Mirage, CA. Dr. Brown is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Brown attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kresge Eye Institute for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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

Dr. Steven Lin's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lin include comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin accepts. Dr. Lin obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and 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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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. Dr. Tokuhara is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tokuhara completed a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Tokuhara honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Ragui W Sedeek, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
44139 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Ragui Sedeek is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Sedeek (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Sedeek is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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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.