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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sarwal's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sarwal 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 residency. Dr. Sarwal (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Passarelli is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Passarelli's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. Dr. Passarelli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency. Dr. Passarelli (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Riegel attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Riegel (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Riegel is affiliated with Southside Hospital. He is open to 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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in West Islip, NY. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Willig honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Willig is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Avni works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Avni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Avni obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Avni is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Southside Hospital. Dr. Shah's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
786 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Cynthia Hsu is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Richmond Hill, NY, Lindenhurst, NY, and West Islip, NY. Dr. Hsu accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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.