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We found 3 ophthalmologists who accept Great-West Healthcare HMO near Mount Vernon, IL.

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Dr. Kevin Jay Blinder, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Blinder is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blinder accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Blinder is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Gaurav K Shah, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mt. Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Shah is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel Paul Joseph, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1009 42nd Street; Suite 3
Mount Vernon, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Joseph is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Joseph include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Joseph's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital, SSM Health Care - St. Louis, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Joseph is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, 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.