We found 7 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near West Islip, NY.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
786 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Raju Sarwal works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Sarwal is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Sarwal focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. Dr. Sarwal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Sarwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
786 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. John Passarelli practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Passarelli (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Southside Hospital. Dr. Passarelli obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. He has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
786 Mantauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Edward Riegel specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Brentwood, NY, Sayville, NY, and Amityville, NY. Dr. Riegel (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Riegel is affiliated with Southside Hospital. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Riegel takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
360 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Willig is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Willig average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Willig is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Willig is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Southside Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Avni's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Avni (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Avni honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Shetal Shah's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Southside Hospital. Dr. Shah is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
786 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Cynthia Hsu's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Hsu graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more.

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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.