We found 12 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 specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Buffalo, NY and Orchard Park, NY. Dr. Lema honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Lema (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Lema is affiliated with Erie County Medical Center and Kaleida Health.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3 Gates Circle
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Rafael Medina is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Medina has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, Seton Health System, and Ellis Medicine. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Hospital and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Medina accepts 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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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Ruth Mattern's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is affiliated with Kaleida Health. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Mattern performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is an in-network provider 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. Michael Lawrence Vilardo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Michael Vilardo is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in East Amherst, NY and Buffalo, NY. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Vilardo is professionally affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System and Kaleida Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at Erie County Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

Specializes in Ophthalmology
290 Center Road
West Seneca, NY
 

Dr. Hyun Lim-Soh is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in West Seneca, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Lim-Soh (or staff) speaks Korean and French. In her practice, she is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health. Dr. Lim-Soh attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Umberto Albanese, who practices in Williamsville, NY, Buffalo, NY, and Orchard Park, NY, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is affiliated with Kaleida Health. Dr. Albanese honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Albanese speaks Italian.

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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). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Patel attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. She is affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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

Dr. Sandra Sieminski is an ophthalmologist in Amherst, NY and Buffalo, NY. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sieminski graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sieminski completed a residency program at Washington Hospital Center. In addition to English, 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Stenz is affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System. She honors 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.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. John Sullivan works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Sullivan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Pradeepa Yoganathan's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yoganathan attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Reynolds is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Reynolds focuses on strabismus. Dr. Reynolds is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Reynolds attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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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.
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