We found 10 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Williamsville, NY.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6044 Main Street; Suite 106
Williamsville, NY
 

Dr. Rafael Medina is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Medina performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Medina is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medina takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Medina's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sisters of Charity Hospital, Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, and St. Mary's Hospital (Troy, NY). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision Problems, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Michael Vilardo specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in East Amherst, NY and Buffalo, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vilardo include glaucoma and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS), Kaleida Health, and Catholic Health System. Dr. Vilardo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Vilardo's residency was performed at Erie County Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. John Edward Legarreta, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1301 N Forest Road; Suite 7
Williamsville, NY
 

Dr. John Legarreta works as an ophthalmologist in Williamsville, NY and Lockport, NY. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Dr. Legarreta is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1301 N Forest Road
Williamsville, NY
 

Dr. Edward Legarreta practices ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Legarreta a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Legarreta completed his residency training at Buffalo General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport Division and Eastern Niagara Hospital Newfane Division.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Sandra Fernando Sieminski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3580 Sheridan Drive; Suite 150
Amherst, NY
 

Dr. Sandra Sieminski is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Sieminski completed her residency training at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Sieminski (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Dr. Andrew Lindell Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3580 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Reynolds is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Buffalo, NY and Amherst, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reynolds include strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Reynolds is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
6480 Main Street; Suite 1
Williamsville, NY
 

Dr. Umberto Albanese is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Albanese is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with Kaleida Health. He graduated from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Stenz graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stenz takes. She is professionally affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS).

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3945 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. John Sullivan is an ophthalmologist in Buffalo, NY. He accepts 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 affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS).

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4245 Union Road
Cheektowaga, NY
 

Dr. Sandra Everett is an ophthalmologist. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Everett studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She speaks Sign Language.

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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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