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We found 14 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Punta Gorda, 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). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wong is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Wong is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Avtar Ghuman's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Ghuman completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghuman takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Joseph A Hegleh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Hegleh an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hegleh obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is 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 Vitreoretinal Diseases
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 302
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Wing is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wing accepts. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Wing has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Research, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Spadafora is an ophthalmologist. Patients gave Dr. Spadafora an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Spadafora completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oklahoma State University.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Wahl is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Craig Noltin Czyz, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21178 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Craig Czyz is a Port Charlotte, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. 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. Czyz graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Trauma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
713 East Marion Avenue; Suite 127
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. James Tietsworth's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Tietsworth's areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tietsworth takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
713 East Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Eric Nash is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Nash's clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nash completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. David Klein works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Klein is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts 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 SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Klein's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. 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. Schaible 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 medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Niffenegger completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Clinical interests for Dr. Niffenegger include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Niffenegger is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
315 E Olympia Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Robert Mandelkorn is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mandelkorn include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Mandelkorn trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3665 Tamiami Trail; Suite 101
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Stelly is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Stelly performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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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.