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We found 8 ophthalmologists who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Plantation, FL.

Dr. Jody Gottlieb Abrams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Tamiami Tr., S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Jody Abrams is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Abrams takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Abrams graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Melvin Chia Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1101 Tamiami Tr., S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Melvin Chen practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. His clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patients rated Dr. Chen highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Tamiami Tr., S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Marc Levy specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Levy a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Levy graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Alan Knapp sees patients in Englewood, FL and Venice, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Knapp takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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

Dr. Edward Cheney Fetherolf, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1435 E. Venice Avenue; Suite 110
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edward Fetherolf's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Fetherolf trained at St. Francis Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
811 Ridgewood Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Mark Johnson's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Johnson average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Johnson 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. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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

Dr. Michael Mercandetti, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1499 East Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mercandetti is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mercandetti's areas of expertise consist of plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. 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 HMO. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Richard Paolillo's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Paolillo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at National Naval Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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.