We found 17 ophthalmologists who accept Coventry Silver 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). Dr. Wong's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Marc Levy specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Levy attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 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 honors. Dr. Levy is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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

Dr. Melvin Chen is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chen accepts 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 Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. John Fezza practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Fezza is especially interested in plastic surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Fezza's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fezza has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Jody Abrams is an ophthalmologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Abrams honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Mestrezat practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Mestrezat is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Mestrezat is 5.0 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.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Michael Parrott specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Englewood, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parrott include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Parrott's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 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. Parrott takes.

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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' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. Dr. Lahners's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated Dr. Lahners highly, giving him an average of 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Scott Durrett, who practices in Venice, FL and Englewood, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Durrett include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Durrett obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. 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. Mark Johnson is an ophthalmologist in Venice, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Johnson's 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Shoemaker is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Shoemaker's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shoemaker has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. 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 is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Kim's average rating from his patients 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim is conversant in 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 is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. In Dr. Niffenegger's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Michael Mercandetti, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1499 East Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mercandetti's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Mercandetti is especially interested in plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. 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.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Trenity McKinney's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. McKinney is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Palermo Place
Venice, FL
 

Dr. P. Stephenson practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Stephenson's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She 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: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

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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.