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We found 7 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Santa Barbara, CA.

Dr. Dilsher Singh Dhoot, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
515 E Micheltorena Street; Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Dilsher Dhoot is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Before performing his residency at Casey Eye Institute, Dr. Dhoot attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Robert Logan Avery, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
515 E Micheltorena Street; Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Robert Avery is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Santa Barbara, CA and Santa Maria, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Avery honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Avery speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
515 E Micheltorena Street; Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Couvillion practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Santa Barbara, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Couvillion performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1919 State Street; Suite 303
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Jacobson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Jacobson focuses on anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Jacobson accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Jacobson attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
515 E Micheltorena Street; Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Ma'an Nasir is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Nasir is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
515 E Micheltorena Street; Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Steinle is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Steinle honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine.

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Dr. Dante Joseph Pieramici, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
515 E Micheltorena Street; Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Dante Pieramici's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pieramici graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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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.