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We found 3 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Boston, MA.

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Dr. Husamuddin Ansari, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA

Dr. Husamuddin Ansari is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Boston, MA, Sandwich, MA, and West Yarmouth, MA. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Ansari's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Ansari average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ansari accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Rubin include cosmetic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Rubin is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Rubin has received distinctions including Senior Achievement Award: American Academy Ophthalmology; Visiting Surgeon, Orbis International.; and Associate editor, Ophthalmology.. Dr. Rubin (or staff) is conversant in Lithuanian, Spanish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He is accepting new patients.

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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' area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Tibbetts completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Unfortunately, Dr. Tibbetts 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.