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We found 48 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). He works in Saint Louis, MO, Saint Peters, MO, and Sullivan, MO. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Malhotra include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Malhotra trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Malhotra is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Gregg Lueder works as a pediatric ophthalmologist and ocular oncology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lueder include strabismus. Dr. Lueder accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Lueder's medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is professionally 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 physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Tychsen attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in eye movement disorders and cataracts. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tychsen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO, Des Peres, MO, and Sullivan, MO. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Berdy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bethesda General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Berdy is professionally affiliated with 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: Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases

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. These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Karacal attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Karacal speaks Turkish. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Linda Tsai's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She speaks Chinese. Dr. Tsai 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. 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 is a specialist in corneal and external diseases and uveitis and ocular immunology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Margolis is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. John Lind's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lind include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Lind accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Eric Mann is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. His clinical interests include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. On average, patients gave Dr. Mann a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Mann trained at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Mann is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Thomas Krummenacher's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Krummenacher is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Krummenacher's professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Krummenacher takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Steven Couch works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Couch a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Couch honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Problems, Facial Problems, Facial Surgery, Cancer, Eyelid Surgery, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Holds is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Holds an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Nicholas Engelbrecht specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Engelbrecht has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Engelbrecht average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Engelbrecht completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Kevin Jay Blinder, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
621 South New Ballas Road; Suite 5006 Tower B
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kevin Blinder specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Blinder is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. Patients gave Dr. Blinder an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Blinder's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Rithwick Rajagopal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
10 Barnes West Drive; Building 2 Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Rithwick Rajagopal's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Rajagopal is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lawrence Gans is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Gans is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Dr. Gans is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital.

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

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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.