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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Brandon Jeremiah Lujan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1445 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Brandon Lujan is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lujan attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Lujan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lujan include eye problems. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lujan speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Retina Problems, Eye Problems

Dr. Donald Calvin Fletcher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2340 Clay Street; Room 514
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Donald Fletcher is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Fletcher include rehabilitation and low vision. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Fletcher attended the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Fletcher has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition and Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Research, Low Vision, Rehabilitation

Dr. Alok Shawn Bansal, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Alok Bansal's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bansal include macular degeneration, cryotherapy, and diabetic retinopathy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Bansal attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Seton Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Lacroix Williams, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
185 Berry Street; #130
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Steven Williams works as an ophthalmologist in San Francisco, CA. He is especially interested in diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Williams's office for an appointment. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, 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.