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

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

Dr. Marc Levy works as an ophthalmologist. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Levy's training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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

Dr. Melvin Chen is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chen's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Alan Knapp is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Knapp focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Knapp takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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

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

Dr. Jody Abrams is an ophthalmologist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abrams is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for his residency. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1435 E. Venice Avenue; Suite 110
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edward Fetherolf works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among Dr. Fetherolf's clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fetherolf takes. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Fetherolf's medical residency was performed at St. Francis Hospital.

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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). Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Johnson is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mercandetti obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Venice, FL. Dr. Paolillo is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at National Naval Medical Center. He is professionally 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.