We found 3 ophthalmologists who accept Medicare Advantage 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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Blinder performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blinder takes. Dr. Blinder's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Daniel Joseph's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Joseph's hospital/clinic affiliations include SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Joseph attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Gaurav Shah is a retina specialist. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous 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.
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