We found 7 ophthalmologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near Palm Desert, CA.

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

Dr. Clement Chan's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Chan is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include retina surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Chan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 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 Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Chan attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Chan speaks Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Retina Surgery

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

Dr. Michael Samuel sees patients in Pasadena, CA, La Quinta, CA, and Palm Desert, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Samuel is a graduate of Meharry Medical College and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Camille Harrison's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Harrison include retina surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Harrison is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Surgery

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

Dr. Keith Tokuhara's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Tokuhara honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Tokuhara attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
74075 El Paseo; Suite A7
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. John Schofield specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Beverly Hills, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Palm Desert, CA. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schofield's training includes residency programs at Summa Health System and a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. His areas of expertise include glaucoma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schofield is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Peter Spiegel is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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

Dr. Steven Lin is a retina specialist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous 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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