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We found 10 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Asheville, NC.

Dr. Robert Earl Wiggins Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Robert Wiggins specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wiggins is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, UNC-Chapel Hill; Alumni Merit Scholarship, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Lange Award, UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Wiggins (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. William Lee Haynes, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. William Haynes works as an ophthalmologist in Asheville, NC. In addition to English, Dr. Haynes (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. In his practice, Dr. Haynes focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Haynes has received the following distinction: America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumers Research Council.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Thomas Lewis Beardsley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Thomas Beardsley is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beardsley attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Beardsley (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Edward Isbey practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Isbey's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Isbey attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Isbey (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Brian Smith is an Asheville, NC physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Smith takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, Medical College of Georgia and Dean's Research Fellowship, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. James Crandall's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Crandall obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Alice Bashinsky is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Asheville, NC. Dr. Bashinsky (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bashinsky include eye problems. Dr. Bashinsky is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Bashinsky has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Teaching Award, The University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Damien Macaluso's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Macaluso has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Macaluso trained at Casey Eye Institute for residency.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

Dr. Jeffrey Brian Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein works as an ophthalmologist in Asheville, NC. Dr. Goldstein's areas of clinical interest consist of plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Frank Killian practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Asheville, NC and Franklin, NC. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Killian graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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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.