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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Boise, ID.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5680 W Gage Street
Boise, ID
 

Dr. John Sonntag is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Sonntag accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
999 N Curtis; Suite 205
Boise, ID
 

Dr. Kathryn Fethke is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Fethke is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fethke takes. She graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Fethke's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5680 W Gage Street
Boise, ID
 

Dr. Tracy Carter works as an ophthalmologist in Boise, ID. Dr. Carter is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Carter attended Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Carter's residency at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital.

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Dr. Jacob Adam Mong, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5680 W Gage Street
Boise, ID
 

Dr. Jacob Mong, who practices in Boise, ID, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mong studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

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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.