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We found 8 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Halperin focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Shugarman is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shugarman include contact lenses and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Shugarman 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. Shugarman graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Lowe focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Michael Reese Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lowe is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Coffman's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. James Fleischman works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fleischman include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Fleischman attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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

Dr. Matthew Kay's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Kay trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kay takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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 ophthalmologist in Tarpon Springs, FL and Lake Worth, FL. Dr. Deppermann's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Deppermann has received professional recognition including the following: Honorary Teaching Award, Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary. He 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' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cabanellas 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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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.