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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Boston, MA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari, who practices in Boston, MA, Sandwich, MA, and West Yarmouth, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ansari's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Ansari obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Ansari (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Peter A D Rubin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
44 Washington Street
Brookline, MA

Dr. Peter Rubin practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rubin has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in cosmetic surgery. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rubin has an open panel. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rubin include: Senior Achievement Award: American Academy Ophthalmology; Visiting Surgeon, Orbis International.; and Associate editor, Ophthalmology.. Dr. Rubin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian, Spanish, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Michael D Tibbetts, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
800 Washington Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Michael Tibbetts is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tibbetts completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tibbetts is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Victoria Chang's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chang graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chang include: ASCRS Foundation Resident Excellence Award; Medical Scholars Program (MSP): 7- year BS/MD dual degree program; and Edward W.D. Norton Award: Outstanding Performance in Ophthalmology. Unfortunately, Dr. Chang is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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.