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

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

Dr. Keye Wong sees patients in Venice, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Joseph William Spadafora, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Spadafora is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spadafora is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oklahoma State University. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH).

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Clinical interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

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

Dr. Joseph Hegleh is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Hegleh an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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 Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

Dr. John H Niffenegger, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 41; Promenades Mall
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Niffenegger attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Niffenegger is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Eric Schaible sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Schaible's clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. 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 graduated from Temple University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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

Dr. Stephen Wahl is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Sarasota, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wahl is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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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.
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