We found 8 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Saint Joseph, MO.

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Dr. Nelson Raymond Sabates, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Nelson Sabates is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sabates include cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Research Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Sabates a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Laser Treatment, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Abraham K Poulose, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Abraham Poulose is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poulose takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Poulose attended Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Poulose has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Rohit Krishna, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Rohit Krishna's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Krishna honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cole Eye Institute, Dr. Krishna attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Komal B Desai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Komal Desai's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye cancer. Dr. Desai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , eye cancer

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Cancer

Dr. Timothy Andrew Walline, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Walline's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Walline's areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Walline is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Michael A Cassell, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3913 Sherman Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. Michael Cassell is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has a special interest in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Cassell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, vitreous problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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Dr. Richard Alan Watson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5202 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. R. Watson is an ophthalmologist. In his practice, Dr. Watson focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Mosaic Life Care. Dr. Watson is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. James A Murphy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5202 Faraon Street
Saint Joseph, MO
 

Dr. James Murphy's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Murphy's practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is professionally affiliated with Mosaic Life Care.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.
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