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We found 20 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Venice, FL.

Dr. Keye Luc Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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. Melvin Chia Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Melvin Chen is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. Dr. Chen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Marc Levy is an ophthalmologist in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Levy attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Levy average 4.0 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. Levy takes.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Jody Gottlieb Abrams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Jody Abrams is an ophthalmologist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Abrams is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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: Eye Problems

Dr. John Paul Fezza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Fezza is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fezza has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Fezza honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter's areas of specialization are surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richter is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Alan Knapp is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Knapp include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Knapp attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He accepts 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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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Dr. Edward Cheney Fetherolf, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edward Fetherolf specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Fetherolf completed his residency training at St. Francis Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Mestrezat is a retina specialist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Mestrezat is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mestrezat's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Scott Durrett, who practices in Venice, FL and Englewood, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Durrett include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Durrett attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Shands HealthCare for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Durrett is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Durrett is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

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 has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Parrott's areas of clinical interest consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Parrott trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Lahners specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Lahners trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Lahners average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lahners has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Mark Johnson specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Johnson average 4.0 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. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Shoemaker works as an ophthalmologist in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Shoemaker is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shoemaker has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Shoemaker completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Kim's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kim's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The average patient rating for Dr. Kim is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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.