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We found 13 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO 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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Buffalo, NY and Orchard Park, NY. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Lema attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Lema's medical residency was performed at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Lema (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Erie County Medical Center and Kaleida Health.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Medina include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, Seton Health System, and Ellis Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. On average, patients gave Dr. Medina a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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, who practices in Buffalo, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mattern is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Mattern is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Michael Vilardo is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests include glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vilardo graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at Erie County Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System and Kaleida Health.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lim-Soh studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lim-Soh trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Lim-Soh (or staff) speaks Korean and French. Dr. Lim-Soh is affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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

Dr. Cynthia Ishin Tung, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
 

Dr. Cynthia Tung is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Tung (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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 a graduate of the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Albanese honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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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). She is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health. Dr. Patel graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She honors 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Juliette Stenz is an ophthalmologist in Buffalo, NY. She is professionally affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Stenz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. Sandra Sieminski is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Sieminski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Sieminski (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Korean. She is affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. John Sullivan is an ophthalmologist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Sullivan graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Pradeepa Yoganathan works as an ophthalmologist. In her practice, Dr. Yoganathan focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Yoganathan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Andrew Lindell Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1176 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Reynolds is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health. Dr. Reynolds obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.