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We found 5 ophthalmologists who accept Medicare Advantage near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Jason Alan Luksich, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2025 Soquel Avenue; 3rd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Jason Luksich is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Luksich's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and uveitis. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Luksich's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Luksich has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Kesler-Diaz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2025 Soquel Avenue; 3rd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Anna Kesler-Diaz specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Kesler-Diaz include macular degeneration, macular hole, and glaucoma. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kesler-Diaz accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at VA Long Beach Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, she speaks Russian.

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Clinical interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark H Levin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2025 Soquel Avenue; Level 3
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Marc Levin is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in San Francisco, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and San Carlos, CA. In his practice, Dr. Levin focuses on eye problems. Dr. Levin is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Scheie Eye Institute for his residency. Dr. Levin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Movement Disorders, Strabismus Surgery, Facial Problems, Eye Problems, Thyroid Problems, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Michael St. Clair, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Ryan St.Clair practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in eye problems. Dr. St.Clair's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. St.Clair attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, Descemet's Stripping Endothelial ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark F Lieberman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1665 Dominican Way; Suite 224
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Marc Lieberman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Lieberman graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lieberman's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases, Imaging ... (Read more)

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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.