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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 is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Spiegel obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is in-network for 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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Samuel include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Samuel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He 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 Vitreoretinal Diseases
72301 Country Club Drive; Suite 108
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Camille Harrison is a retina specialist in Rancho Mirage, CA. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Her clinical interests encompass retina surgery. Dr. Harrison accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Harrison welcomes 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Schofield focuses on glaucoma. Dr. Schofield is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Schofield graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schofield trained at Summa Health System and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kresge Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Brown's clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Brown is open to 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 is an ophthalmologist in Rancho Mirage, CA. Dr. Tokuhara is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. Steven Lin sees patients in Palm Springs, CA and Palm Desert, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at New York Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lin trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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). Dr. Sedeek (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Sedeek graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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.