We found 43 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Hollywood, FL.

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Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama De La Puente, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4000 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 190-n
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Uchiyama's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise consist of uveitis, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Uchiyama accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his professional training, Dr. Uchiyama completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. In addition to English, Dr. Uchiyama speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Baptist Outpatient Services. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Retina Problems, Age-Related Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory David Lewen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
20803 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 110
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Lewen's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Lewen's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, radiesse, and restylane. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lewen attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence S Halperin, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4000 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 190-n
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Halperin is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Oakland Park, FL, Delray Beach, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Patients gave Dr. Halperin an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Halperin attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Joel Sandberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sandberg is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. The average patient rating for Dr. Sandberg is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2740 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite A
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Albert Caruana's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Health System and Baptist Outpatient Services. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caruana takes. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Caruana performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3419 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Gary Hopen is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Hopen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hopen attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Hopen has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts

Dr. Mandeep Singh Dhalla, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4000 Hollywood Boulevard; Suite 190-n
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mandeep Dhalla's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, he speaks Punjabi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dhalla include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Dhalla has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. David Jones practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4959 Nw 40th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Sheldon Feldman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Feldman attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Feldman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2500 E Hallandale Bch Boulevard; Suite N
Hallandale, FL
 

Dr. Sheldon Levin is an ophthalmologist in Pembroke Pines, FL and Hallandale, FL. Dr. Levin's clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Levin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Aarup Anant Kubal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 370
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Aarup Kubal specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Plantation, FL, Miami, FL, and Aventura, FL. Dr. Kubal has indicated that his clinical interests include migraine, glaucoma, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kubal trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Inna Ozerov, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7261 Sheridan Street; Suite 100b
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Inna Ozerov is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Ozerov honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Ozerov's residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Ozerov (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Pembroke.

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Clinical interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2845 Aventura Boulevard; Suite 245
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Taylor Poole specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Miami Beach, FL and Aventura, FL. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Poole is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Guy Angella is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Angella accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Angella is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Mark Steven Dorfman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mark Dorfman's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Dorfman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dorfman include strabismus. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and South Miami Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Dorfman has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1935 E Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale, FL
 

Dr. Stanley Braverman works as an ophthalmologist. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Braverman's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Braverman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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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.
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