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We found 9 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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Medina has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, Seton Health System, and Ellis Medicine. Dr. Medina's 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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 accepts.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Edward Legarreta specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Williamsville, NY, Lockport, NY, and Cheektowaga, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Legarreta include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Legarreta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport Division and Eastern Niagara Hospital Newfane Division. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. Legarreta attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school.

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

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

Dr. Michael Vilardo, who practices in East Amherst, NY and Buffalo, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Vilardo focuses on glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vilardo studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His residency was performed at Erie County Medical Center. His professional affiliations include VA Western New York Healthcare System and Kaleida Health.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Umberto Albanese, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
6480 Main Street; Suite 1
Williamsville, NY
 

Dr. Umberto Albanese is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is a graduate of the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Albanese speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4245 Union Road; Suite 105
Cheektowaga, NY
 

Dr. Sandra Everett's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Everett's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of external eye diseases and cornea problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Everett graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Everett completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, she speaks Sign Language.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Juliette Stenz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is professionally affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stenz attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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

Dr. John Legarreta works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Legarreta graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Legarreta's medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

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. Before performing her residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Sieminski attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Sieminski (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Korean. Dr. Sieminski is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3945 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. John Sullivan sees patients in Buffalo, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sullivan studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System.

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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.