We found 7 ophthalmologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Michigan City, IN.

Dr. Adeela Masood Alizai, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
Michigan City, IN
 

Dr. Adeela Alizai is a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Alizai focuses on glaucoma, eyelid problems, and comprehensive eye exam. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Alizai attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Dr. Alizai's professional affiliations include Franciscan Physician Network and Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Comprehensive Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Douglas J Van Putten, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology
Michigan City, IN
 

Dr. Douglas Vanputten's specialties are plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vanputten is especially interested in eye surgery and anterior segment diseases. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vanputten accepts. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology
301 West Homer Street
Michigan City, IN
 

Dr. John Langford's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease); he sees patients in Indianapolis, IN, Suite B Munster, IN, and Michigan City, IN. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Langford include plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Langford is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Langford takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Marc A Booth, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 West Homer Street
Michigan City, IN
 

Dr. Marc Booth is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Michigan City, IN, Chesterton, IN, and Lafayette, IN. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Booth is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network and Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Richard James Houck, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Michigan City, IN
 

Dr. Richard Houck's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Houck's clinical interests encompass administrative medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center and Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Houck attended Indiana University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Administrative Medicine

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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
301 W Homer Street
Michigan City, IN
 

Dr. Christopher Pelzek's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Pelzek focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Pelzek attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Pelzek is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
301 W Homer
Michigan City, IN
 

Dr. Richard Lipman sees patients in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Lipman is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Lipman attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: 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.