We found 7 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Jackson, MI.

Dr. Surendar Singh Purohit, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1116 W Ganson Street
Jackson, MI
 

Dr. Surendar Purohit is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Purohit include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Purohit takes. In addition to English, Dr. Purohit (or staff) speaks German and Hindi. Dr. Purohit is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1116 W Ganson Street
Jackson, MI
 

Dr. Paul Ernest specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. These areas are among Dr. Ernest's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ernest accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC).

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1116 W Ganson Street
Jackson, MI
 

Dr. Erica Person is an ophthalmologist in Jackson, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Person include comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Person takes. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Person trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1116 W Ganson Street
Jackson, MI
 

Dr. Sujata Purohit's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Purohit attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1116 W Ganson
Jackson, MI
 

Dr. Marcus Rhem is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Rhem's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rhem trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhem accepts.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1116 W Ganson Street
Jackson, MI
 

Dr. Kevin Lavery is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Lavery is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lavery include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Lavery's medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1116 W Ganson
Jackson, MI
 

Dr. Carmelina Gordon specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Gordon's practice, she is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Philippine General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Gordon is affiliated with McLaren Health Care.

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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.