We found 13 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Lakeland, FL.

Dr. Nader Moinfar, MPH, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2202 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Nader Moinfar is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Moinfar's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His average patient rating is 5.0 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 HMO. Dr. Moinfar (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Moinfar's professional affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), Orlando Health, and Winter Haven Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
814 Griffin Road
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jay Mulaney's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Mulaney focuses on glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Mulaney attended Topiwala National Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Scheie Eye Institute for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mulaney has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Adam Scott Berger, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3133 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Adam Berger is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In Dr. Berger's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Winter Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Michael John Tolentino, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2815 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakland, FL
 

Dr. Michael Tolentino practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Winter Haven, FL, The Villages, FL, and Lakland, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tolentino takes. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Tolentino trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Tolentino is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Richard Scott Hamilton, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2815 Lakeland Hills Boulevard; Suite 200
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Richard Hamilton's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Hamilton studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Doheny Eye Institute. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hamilton's professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Winter Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Sachin Chhabra specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Lakeland, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Chhabra honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chhabra studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency.

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Clinical interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

Dr. Scott Mayer Friedman, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2202 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Scott Friedman practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Lakeland, FL and Winter Haven, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Friedman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Friedman completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Friedman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Winter Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Richard Robert Harvey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Richard Harvey's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Harvey include plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Harvey honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harvey completed residency programs at Geisinger Medical Center and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Harvey is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Musa Awan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Lakeland, FL. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Awan 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 HMO. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes 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
4708 S Fl Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Dorsett is an ophthalmologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dorsett's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1247 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Monte Sichelman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sichelman has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sichelman honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Sichelman is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Adam Gant is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Lakeland, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gant include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Gant accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Gant attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Ahmad Bakir Tarabishy, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1247 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Tarabishy practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Wesley Chapel, FL and Lakeland, FL. Dr. Tarabishy's areas of expertise include the following: uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Cole Eye Institute. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.