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We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Port Charlotte, FL.

Dr. Keye Luc Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail; Suite 41
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Keye Wong's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. In his practice, Dr. Wong focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Joseph A Hegleh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3195 Tamiami Trail; Suite B
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Port Charlotte, FL, Arcadia, FL, and Sarasota, FL. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hegleh's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Hegleh is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Clinical interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Spadafora specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and North Port, FL. Dr. Spadafora's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating 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. Dr. Spadafora graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oklahoma State University. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Clinical interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2595 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 105
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wahl's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. Dr. Wahl's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wahl accepts 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: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Eric Schaible practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Schaible's practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 41; Promenades Mall
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Niffenegger focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Niffenegger accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency.

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Clinical interests: 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.