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We found 21 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Washington, DC.

Dr. Vanessa L Limawararut, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6192 Oxon Hill Road; Suite 409
Oxon Hill, MD
 

Dr. Vanessa Lima is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Lima's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, blepharoplasty, and cancer. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lima accepts. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Lima completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. In addition to English, she speaks Thai. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Howard County General Hospital. Dr. Lima is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Eyelid Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Earl Dee-Rome Kidwell Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Kidwell's clinical interests encompass glaucoma. The average patient rating for Dr. Kidwell is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kidwell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kidwell speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Sina John Sabet, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5130 Duke Street; 9
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Sina Sabet is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sabet (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Sabet's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Sabet attended medical school at the University of Madras and the University of Michigan Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Sabet is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sabet's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
110 Irving Street
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mark Gonzalez's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gonzalez has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Jacob Alexander Clark, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
411 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Jacob Clark, who practices in Alexandria, VA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clark takes. Dr. Clark graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. Dr. Clark (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
2150 Pennsylvania Avenue Nw; Suite 2a
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Janet Alexander's areas of specialization are surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Alexander attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include eye problems. Dr. Alexander takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System, MedStar Health, and VA Maryland Health Care System.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Amy V Kotecha, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3801 Fairfax Drive; Suite 74
Arlington, VA
 

Dr. Amy Kotecha is an ophthalmologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kotecha is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Kotecha is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Kotecha completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Kotecha (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mary Tyler's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Tyler is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Tyler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3553 16th Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Samuel Stoleru specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Stoleru's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stoleru's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Valle. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Stoleru (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
2112 F Street North West; Suite 802
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Reginald Barnes is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Barnes graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 23rd Street Northwest
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Avneet Sodhi practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sodhi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Sodhi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4201 Conn Avenue Nw; Suite 211
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Friedman sees patients in Washington, DC. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Friedman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedman's areas of expertise include glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Friedman attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radial Keratotomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 19th Street North; Apartment #2405
Arlington, VA
 

Dr. Ghada Orkubi is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Orkubi's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6192 Oxon Hill Road; Suite 409
Oxon Hill, MD
 

Dr. Brian Winter is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Winter include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Winter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Winter is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1145 19th Street; Suite 607
Washington, DC
 

Dr. George Patterson is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Patterson is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Patterson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patterson graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue Nw; Suite Ll125
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Shirley Middleton specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. She is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Middleton's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.