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We found 7 ophthalmologists who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Palm Springs, FL.

Dr. Lawrence Scott Halperin, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2000 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard; Suite 400
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Halperin is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Halperin include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Halperin is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Halperin graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Halperin completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Richard Gerald Shugarman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2000 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard; Suite 400
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Richard Shugarman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of contact lenses and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Shugarman's average rating from his patients is 3.0 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.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Contact Lenses

Dr. Peter Jay Lowe, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
4175 S. Congress Avenue; Suite V
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Peter Lowe's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lowe's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes 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 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. Dr. Lowe is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2889 10th Avenue N; #306
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Tom Coffman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The average patient rating for Dr. Coffman is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Coffman completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Matthew Dean Kay, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2000 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard; Suite 400
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Kay specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Kay's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Kay average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kay takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2889 Tenth Avenue North
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Deppermann is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL and Lake Worth, FL. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deppermann honors. Dr. Deppermann graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Honorary Teaching Award, Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary. Dr. Deppermann offers interpreting services for his patients. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Jennine Marie Cabanellas, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2889 10th Avenue N; Suite 306
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jennine Cabanellas specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Cabanellas at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute.

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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.