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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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Casey Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Dhoot is conversant in 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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Avery attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Avery is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Avery takes. In addition to English, he 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 especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Couvillion takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, Dr. Couvillion speaks Spanish.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jacobson has a special interest in anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Jacobson 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave Dr. Nasir a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Santa Barbara, CA. Dr. Steinle accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. 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, who practices in Santa Barbara, CA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pieramici studied medicine at 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.