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

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

Dr. Brandon Lujan is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Lujan include eye problems. Dr. Lujan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Health Net. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lujan is professionally affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include rehabilitation and low vision. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as 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. He 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). Dr. Fletcher is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Bansal is 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, cryotherapy, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Bansal accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Seton Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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, Vitreoretinal Diseases
185 Berry Street; #130
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Steven Williams' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Williams's areas of expertise consist of diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Williams is conversant in 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.