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We found 11 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near Buffalo, NY.

Dr. Gareth M.C. Czamara Lema, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Gareth Lema is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Lema include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Erie County Medical Center and Kaleida Health. Dr. Lema is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Lema completed residency programs at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, Dr. Lema (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Ruth Marie Mattern, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Ruth Mattern practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Mattern is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mattern honors.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3 Gates Circle
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Rafael Medina works as an ophthalmologist in Troy, NY, Buffalo, NY, and Williamsville, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Medina takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Medina graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Michael Lawrence Vilardo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Michael Vilardo sees patients in East Amherst, NY and Buffalo, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Western New York Healthcare System and Kaleida Health. Dr. Vilardo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Vilardo graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Erie County Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Hyun Jin Lim Soh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
290 Center Road
West Seneca, NY
 

Dr. Hyun Lim-Soh is a West Seneca, NY physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lim-Soh is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Lim-Soh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and French.

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

Dr. Sangita Pankajkumar Patel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Sangita Patel is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is affiliated with Kaleida Health. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Patel attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Umberto Albanese, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Umberto Albanese's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Albanese attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Dr. Sandra Fernando Sieminski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Sandra Sieminski's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Sieminski's residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sieminski accepts. Dr. Sieminski (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Korean. Dr. Sieminski is affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Juliette Stenz's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Stenz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She is affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. John Sullivan practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Sullivan is professionally affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Pradeepa Yoganathan, who practices in Buffalo, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Yoganathan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Yoganathan's training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.