We found 8 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Health Net PPO near Templeton, CA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
959 Las Tablas Road
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. John Cotter's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cotter attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cotter honors. Dr. Cotter has received the distinction of Assistant Medical Director of the North Carolina Eye Bank. Dr. Cotter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
959 Las Tablas Road; Suite A3
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. Derek Lauritzen is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lauritzen takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Lauritzen attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, vitreous problems

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
234 Heather Court; Suite 102
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. Rena Stathacopoulos is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass strabismus. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Stathacopoulos performed her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
234 Heather Court; Suite 102
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. Larry Baldwin's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Baldwin include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Baldwin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
234 Heather Court; Suite 102
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. Frank Basich is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Basich average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC).

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
220 Oak Hill
Paso Robles, CA
 

Dr. William McRee's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McRee include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. On average, patients gave Dr. McRee a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McRee honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1315 Las Tablas Road
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. Javad Sani works as an ophthalmologist in Templeton, CA. Dr. Sani attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Charles Postolou Chalekson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1310 Las Tablas Road; Suite 202
Templeton, CA
 

Dr. Charles Chalekson is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Chalekson is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Chalekson accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Chalekson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. He is affiliated with Marian Medical Center.

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.
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