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We found 24 ophthalmologists who accept Mercy Health Plan near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Gregg Thomas Lueder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology
1 Children's Place
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. Prabakar Kanagala Rao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology, Vitreoretinal Diseases, Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
660 South Euclid Avenue; Box 8096
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Prabakar Rao is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology, ocular oncology, and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rao include diabetic retinopathy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Macular Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjali Maruti Bhorade, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anjali Bhorade practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in eye movement disorders and glaucoma. Dr. Bhorade is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Bhorade's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Eye Movement Disorders, Neuropathy, Blepharospasm, Glaucoma, Imaging Procedures

Dr. James Banks Shepherd III, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. James Shepherd, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shepherd is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus

Dr. Lawrence Tychsen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1 Children's Place
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. Gregory Paul Van Stavern, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
4921 Parkview Place; 12th Floor Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Van Stavern works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Van Stavern graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Clinical interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Diabetes, Stroke, Diplopia, Brain Tumor, Nystagmus, Intracranial Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Humeyra D Karacal, MD
Specializes in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
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
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
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
4921 Parkview Place; 12th Floor Suite C
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. Rajendra Shridhar Apte, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
660 South Euclid Avenue; Box 8096
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Rajendra Apte's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Apte graduated from the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Apte trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Apte takes.

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Clinical interests: Macular Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Thompson Lind, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
660 S Euclid Avenue; Box 8096
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
16 Hampton Village; Suite 267
Saint 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. Anthony Joseph Lubniewksi, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
4921 Parkview Place; 12th Floor Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anthony Lubniewski is a physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. Dr. Lubniewski is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Implant Surgery, Viral Infection, Intraocular Lens Implant, Dry Eye Syndrome

Dr. Steven Michael Couch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4921 Parkview Place
St. 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. Susan M Culican, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Susan Culican works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Culican is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nystagmus, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Philip Lynn Custer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
660 S Euclid Avenue
St Louis, MO
 

Dr. Philip Custer, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Custer's areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures and eye cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Problems, Skin Issues, Cancer, Eye Problems, Thyroid Problems, Ectropion, Entropion, Plastic ... (Read more)

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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.