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We found 7 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Dr. John Phillip Myers, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2000 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. John Myers is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Myers graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Myers trained at St. John's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Myers takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1034 Mar Walt Drive; Suite 200
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Phil Alabata specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Alabata include glaucoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Alabata attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Alabata is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Sunil Gupta, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2000 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Sunil Gupta, who practices in Pensacola, FL and Fort Walton Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gupta's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Magdalena Florez Shuler, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2000 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Magdalena Shuler's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shuler include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shuler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1034 Mar Walt Drive; Suite 200
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Poppell's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Poppell is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Poppell trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
906b Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Karen Stein is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Stein performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 Yacht Club Drive Ne
Ft Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Church is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Church has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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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.