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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 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. 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. Umberto Albanese, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
6480 Main Street; Suite 1
Williamsville, 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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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1301 N Forest Road
Williamsville, NY
 

Dr. Edward Legarreta, who practices in Williamsville, NY, Lockport, NY, and Cheektowaga, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Legarreta at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Legarreta performed his residency at Buffalo General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Eastern Niagara Hospital Lockport Division and Eastern Niagara Hospital Newfane Division.

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

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

Dr. Sandra Everett specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Everett's clinical interests: 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. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Everett trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. 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 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. John Edward Legarreta, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1301 N Forest Road; Suite 7
Williamsville, NY
 

Dr. John Legarreta, who practices in Williamsville, NY and Lockport, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Legarreta include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency 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 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
3945 Bailey Avenue
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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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.