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We found 8 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Viera, FL.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8040 N Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. K. Ho practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Melbourne, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Ho a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Sushma Kandula Kandula, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1978 Rockledge Boulevard; Suite 105
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Sushma Vance is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Vance attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. L Neal Freeman, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5510 Murrell Road
Viera, FL
 

Dr. L. Freeman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Viera, FL and Melbourne, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Freeman include plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Freeman attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Patient reviews placed Dr. Freeman at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Freeman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Freeman include: Orkan Stasior Leadership Award, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Outstanding Contribution Award, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
150 S Woods Drive
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Hetal Vaishnav's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vaishnav attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vaishnav completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vaishnav takes 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: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Drew Phillip Bawcombe, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1978 Rockledge Boulevard; Suite 105
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Drew Bawcombe is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Bawcombe include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Bawcombe attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Bawcombe honors 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5510 Murrell Road
Viera, FL
 

Dr. David Weiser's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiser's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Weiser graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Dr. Mark Steven Dresner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8045 Spyglass Hill Road; Suite 105
Viera, FL
 

Dr. Mark Dresner specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dresner 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 attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1282 Us Highway 1; Suite 2
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Luis Dezayas' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Dezayas include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. For his professional training, Dr. Dezayas completed a residency program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dezayas accepts.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

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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.