We found 46 ophthalmologists who accept Aetna near Des Peres, MO.

Dr. Ranjan Prakash Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12990 Manchester Road; Suite 200
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ranjan Malhotra is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Malhotra include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malhotra takes. In addition to English, Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John Bryan Holds, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
12990 Manchester Road; Suite 102
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Holds is an ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Des Peres, MO. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holds include eyelid retraction repair, juvederm, and forehead lift. Dr. Holds honors several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Holds is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Juvederm, Forehead Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg Thomas Lueder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregg Lueder's specialties are pediatric ophthalmology and ocular oncology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Lueder attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Lueder is especially interested in strabismus. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Lawrence Tychsen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lawrence Tychsen is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Saint Louis, MO, Town and Country, MO, and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tychsen include eye movement disorders and cataracts. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Tychsen attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Tychsen a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tychsen takes.

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Clinical interests: Nystagmus, Eye Movement Disorders, Cataracts, Cerebral Palsy, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Refractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg Jonathan Berdy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12990 Manchester Road; Suite 200
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregg Berdy's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Berdy attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bethesda General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Berdy's professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Linda M Tsai, MD, BA
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10 Barnes West Drive; Building 2 Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Linda Tsai practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In her practice, Dr. Tsai focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Tsai is conversant in Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy, Implant Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Kimswik Krummenacher, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
621 South New Ballas Road; Suite 5006b
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Krummenacher works as a retina specialist. Dr. Krummenacher has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Krummenacher completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Krummenacher's professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Eric S Mann, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3009 N. Ballas C 261
St Louis, MO
 

Dr. Eric Mann's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mann takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Nicholas Earl Engelbrecht, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
621 South New Ballas Road; Suite 5006 Tower B
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Nicholas Engelbrecht works as a retina specialist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Engelbrecht takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital, SSM Health Care - St. Louis, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Humeyra D Karacal, MD
Specializes in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Building 2 Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Humeyra Karacal practices uveitis and ocular immunology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karacal include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Dr. Karacal is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Karacal trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Turkish.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Implant Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Paul Margolis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Building 2 Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Todd Margolis' specialties are corneal and external diseases and uveitis and ocular immunology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Margolis is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Inflammatory Eye Disease, Herpes, HIV/AIDS, Uveitis, Infections, Cornea Problems

Dr. Steven Michael Couch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Couch's medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Couch include TCA peel, radiesse, and restylane. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Couch attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Couch has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Eyelid Problems, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Forehead Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Thompson Lind, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Building 2 Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Lind is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lind include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Education, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Kevin Jay Blinder, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
621 South New Ballas Road; Suite 5006 Tower B
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kevin Blinder is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Blinder's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Blinder is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Lawrence A Gans, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
612 North New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lawrence Gans works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Gans honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Dr. Gans is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list. Dr. Gans's hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital.

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

Dr. Carla M Territo, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
12990 Manchester Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Carla Territo's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Territo is affiliated with Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Wills Eye Institute and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Territo attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as a "Best Doctor in America" in the 2011 issue of St. Louis Magazine.

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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.
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