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We found 11 ophthalmologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Merrillville, IN.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8679 Connecticut Street; Suite A
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Preeti Poley is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Poley graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Thomas Hassinger John, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8518 Broadway
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Thomas John works as an ophthalmologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. John's clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and St. John's Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

Dr. Varun K Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
303 W 89th Avenue; Suite E4
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Varun Malhotra practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Malhotra graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Christopher David Pelzek, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Christopher Pelzek's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. In his practice, Dr. Pelzek focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patient ratings for Dr. Pelzek average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Pelzek's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Sahana Vyas, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8679 Connecticut Street; Suite A
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Sahana Vyas is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Dr. Vyas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. These areas are among Dr. Vyas's clinical interests: macular problems, vitreous problems, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Franciscan Alliance. After completing medical school at Saba University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vyas's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Problems, Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. David G Gross, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. David Gross is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Gross focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Gross attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gross's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Richard Mark Lipman, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Richard Lipman sees patients in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Lipman has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipman takes. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Lipman attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8554 South Broadway
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Douglas Zale specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Chesterton, IN and Merrillville, IN. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Zale's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Zale is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. James Arthur Eadie, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8679 Connecticut Street
Suite A Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. James Eadie's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Eadie include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Eadie is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eadie's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Ruchita D Amin, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8679 Connecticut Street; Suite A
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Ruchita Amin's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Amin takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Advocate Christ Medical Center.

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Dr. Jihan Akhtar Bhikhapurwala, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
303 West 89th Avenue
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Jihan Akhtar is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Merrillville, IN and Crown Point, IN. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Akhtar is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Dr. Akhtar is open to new patients.

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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.