We found 23 ophthalmologists who accept Aetna Medicare near Belleville, NJ.

Dr. Bernard C Spier, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
71 2nd Street
South Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Bernard Spier is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Spier (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Spier's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Spier's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5 Franklin Avenue, The Clara Maass Professional Center; Suite 209
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Joel Eichler is a retina specialist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Eichler include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. Dr. Eichler accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Eichler trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Eichler has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Charles J Crane, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
71 2nd Street
South Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Charles Crane practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in South Orange, NJ, Caldwell, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. Dr. Crane is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in plastic surgery procedures, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Crane (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Crane is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Patrick Anthony Derespinis Sr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
90 Bergen Street; Doc - 6th Floor
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Patrick Derespinis is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Derespinis a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Derespinis include strabismus. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the Northeast School of Medicine. Dr. Derespinis's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital - South, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). Dr. Derespinis's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Dr. Scott Michael Walsman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
600 Pavonia Avenue; 6th Floor
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Walsman is an ophthalmologist. These areas are among Dr. Walsman's clinical interests: glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. He is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
33 N Fullerton Avenue; First Floor
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Kathryn Childs is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Montclair, NJ. In her practice, Dr. Childs focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Childs is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Childs's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Childs (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Dr. Francis E Cangemi, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
36 Newark Avenue; Suite 212
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Francis Cangemi's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Cangemi focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Cangemi is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Valley Health System, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Mayo Clinic, and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Cangemi attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Bergen County Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Arthur C Tutela II, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
347 Mount Pleasant Avenue; Suite 101
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Tutela specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Tutela graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Tutela trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Joshua M Gould, MD, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
108 Broughton Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ
 

Dr. Joshua Gould is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gould include eye surgery and glaucoma. Dr. Gould takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gould trained at North Shore University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
108-112 Broughton Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Ditkoff's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ditkoff is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ditkoff's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
108 Broughton Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ
 

Dr. S. Holtz practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Bloomfield, NJ. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Holtz is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holtz honors. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Holtz completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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

Dr. Philip Norman Eichler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5 Franklin Avenue; Suite 209
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Philip Eichler's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Eichler completed residency programs at Jersey City Medical Center, Martland Hospital, and East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System. Dr. Eichler's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Eichler is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eichler is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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

Dr. Matthew J Marano Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
306 Martin Luther Kind Boulevard
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Marano is an ophthalmologist in Roseland, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Newark, NJ. Dr. Marano has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Marano completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1135 Clifton Avenue; Suite 105
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Bertolucci's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, eye surgery, and diabetic retinopathy. She is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. For her professional training, Dr. Bertolucci completed a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bertolucci takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Vitreous ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
665 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Ligaya Prystowsky is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Prystowsky's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Community Care Network (CCN). She studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Prystowsky completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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

Dr. Alan W Goldfeder, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
155 Jefferson Street
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Goldfeder is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldfeder include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Goldfeder's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Goldfeder is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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

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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.