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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass eye problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Health Net. Dr. Lujan attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lujan's 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 ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fletcher include rehabilitation and low vision. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fletcher accepts. He graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Fletcher's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. His distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition and Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes 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 works as a retina specialist in San Jose, CA, Mountain View, CA, and San Francisco, CA. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has a special interest in macular degeneration, cryotherapy, and diabetic retinopathy. Patients gave Dr. Bansal an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bansal honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetic retinopathy and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Williams's training includes a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Williams's practice is open to new patients.

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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.