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We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near West Des Moines, IA.

Dr. Douglas Robert Casady, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Douglas Casady's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Casady's areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Kyle Alliman works as a retina specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alliman include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Alliman is an in-network provider for 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 Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. John Trible's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Trible include glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Trible's training includes a residency program at Wills Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Dr. James Arthur Davison, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6200 Westown Parkway; Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. James Davison is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He obtained his medical school training at Mayo Medical School and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davison takes.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
7025 Hickman Road; Suite 1
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Neil Silbermann works as an ophthalmologist and optometrist in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Silbermann studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silbermann accepts.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
7025 Hickman Road; Suite 1
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Jane Wang works as an ophthalmologist and optometrist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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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.