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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Aetna HMO near Birmingham, MI.

Dr. Rajiv Edlagan Shah MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous)
916 Knowles Street
Royal Oak, MI
(313) 577-8900

Dr. Rajiv Shah's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Shah has received distinctions including William Tasman Oustanding Fellow Award and Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous)
3535 W 13 Mile Road; #344
Royal Oak, MI
(248) 288-2280

Dr. Jeremy Wolfe is a retina specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wolfe include eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He accepts Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Eye Care, Retina/Vitreous Surgery

Dr. Himanshu Aggarwal MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
814 McLean Avenue
Royal Oak, MI
(313) 551-3552; (248) 790-5380

Dr. Himanshu Aggarwal is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Aggarwal's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Clinical interests: Eye Doctor, Eye Care, Cataracts, Conjunctivitis, Eye, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
301 W 13 Mile Rd
Madison Heights, MI

Dr. M. Galang-Qahwash specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Dearborn, MI, Livonia, MI, and Madison Heights, MI. She is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Galang-Qahwash's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. Dr. Galang-Qahwash's education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galang-Qahwash takes.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophth and Cataract/IOL


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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.