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

Dr. Brandon J Lujan, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Brandon Lujan is a retina specialist in San Francisco, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Lujan is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Health Net, and more. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Lujan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lujan speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oregon Health & Science University and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Alok Bansal's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Bansal has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, cryotherapy, and diabetic retinopathy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Bansal completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Seton Medical Center (Daly City and Moss Beach, CA). He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Donald Fletcher's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Fletcher's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. His clinical interests include rehabilitation and low vision. Dr. Fletcher takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Low Vision, Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Steven Williams' area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Williams obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He has a special interest in diabetic retinopathy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. His practice is open to new patients.

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