We found 17 ophthalmologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Tallahassee, FL.

Dr. Robert Ladd Steinmetz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2439 Care Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Robert Steinmetz is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Steinmetz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Steinmetz's residency was performed at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2020 Fleischmann Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Ford specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Tallahassee, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ford's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ford honors. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2439 Care Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Emily Ashmore is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Ashmore accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2439 Care Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Charles Newell is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Newell include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Newell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Newell's medical residency was performed at Shands HealthCare.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2280 Wednesday Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Appiah is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Tallahassee, FL. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Appiah performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Areas of expertise for Dr. Appiah include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Appiah honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2439 Care Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. H. Brooks works as a retina specialist. Patients gave Dr. Brooks an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1401 Centerville Road; Suite 402
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Brian Sherman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sherman is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2020 Fleischmann Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Viet Bui is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2020 Fleischmann Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Kato is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Kato attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Karen Ann Young, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2280 Wednesday Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Karen Young is a Tallahassee, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Young include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young honors. She attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Howard University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1905 Capital Circle Ne
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. John Bell's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. Dr. Bell's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2535 Capital Medical Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Richard Palmer's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Palmer is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palmer accepts. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2439 Care Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Willingham is a retina specialist. Before completing his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Willingham attended medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Willingham include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. 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: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3401 Capital Medical Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Lawrence is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Tallahassee, FL. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawrence studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2020 Fleischmann Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Jason Ross' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Ross graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross honors.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2020 Fleischmann Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Tony Weaver's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weaver is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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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.