We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Medicare near Westminster, MD.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
295 Stoner Avenue; Suite 201
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Stuart Dankner's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in strabismus. Dr. Dankner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Dankner has received the distinction of Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dankner's professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and LifeBridge Health.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Andrew I Kessler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Washington Heights Medical Center
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Andrew Kessler works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Kessler studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kessler trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
826 Washington Road; Suite 200
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Robert Friedman works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and external eye diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Maryland General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Cornea Problems

Dr. John C Baer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
332 140-village Road; Suite 1
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. John Baer works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Baer is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baer accepts.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Washington Heights Medical Center
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Martin Weintraub specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Westminster, MD. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Weintraub attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weintraub honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
826 Washington Road; Suite 200
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Wayne Barber specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Westminster, MD and Eldersburg, MD. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Barber's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Dr. Barber attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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

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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.