We found 18 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Venice, FL.

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Dr. Elizabeth R Richter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1370 E. Venice Avenue; Suite 201
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter practices surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. Richter is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Richter attended Medical College of Georgia for medical school. She 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.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. John P Fezza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Fezza is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, birthmark removal, and dermabrasion. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fezza 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. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Fezza attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Fezza has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Keye L Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1370 Venice Avenue, E.; Suite 201
Venice, 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. Mark Anthony Johnson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
811 Ridgewood Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Mark Johnson practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Johnson is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Johnson accepts 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, Cataracts

Dr. Michael Brandon Parrott, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Parrott is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Englewood, FL. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Parrott's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Marc Harold Levy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Tamiami Tr., S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Marc Levy works as an ophthalmologist in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Levy's medical residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Levy at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Scott Patrick Durrett, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1191 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Scott Durrett practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Durrett is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Durrett average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Durrett is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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

Dr. Jody Abrams is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating 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. Dr. Abrams attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Memorial Hospital of Tampa, and Fawcett Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. John H Niffenegger, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1370 E. Venice Avenue; Suite 201
Venice, 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 Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Mestrezat is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Mestrezat's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. William Joseph Lahners, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Lahners is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lahners include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Lahners graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lahners honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Joshua W Kim, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Kim's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Edward C Fetherolf, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1435 Venice Avenue; #110
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edward Fetherolf practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Fetherolf is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Francis Hospital's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. 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 affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Patricia Dee G Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Palermo Place
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Stephenson specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Stephenson completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

Dr. David William Shoemaker, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Shoemaker's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Shoemaker is professionally 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. Shoemaker takes. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Shoemaker attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Michael Mercandetti, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1499 East Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mercandetti is a physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Mercandetti is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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