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

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Brandon Lujan, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in eye problems. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lujan accepts. Dr. Lujan studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lujan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Lujan is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Eye Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Alok Bansal is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Bansal average 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, cryotherapy, and diabetic retinopathy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bansal accepts. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, Dr. Bansal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Seton Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2340 Clay Street; Room 514
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Donald Fletcher practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in rehabilitation and low vision. He is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Fletcher attended medical school at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Fletcher's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition and Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Low Vision, Rehabilitation

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). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Williams's areas of expertise include diabetic retinopathy. His professional affiliations include Florida Hospital and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams welcomes 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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