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We found 9 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Medina takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Medina graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. Legarreta attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Legarreta's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Legarreta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Michael Vilardo sees patients in East Amherst, NY and Buffalo, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Western New York Healthcare System and Kaleida Health. Dr. Vilardo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Vilardo graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Erie County Medical Center.

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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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Albanese attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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

Dr. Sandra Everett is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Everett include external eye diseases and cornea problems. Dr. Everett's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Everett completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. She is conversant in Sign Language.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. John Legarreta is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Legarreta attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Sieminski's residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sieminski accepts. Dr. Sieminski (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Korean. Dr. Sieminski is affiliated with Kaleida Health.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. Juliette Stenz's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Stenz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She is affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3945 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY
 

Dr. John Sullivan practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Sullivan is professionally affiliated with VA Western New York Healthcare System. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, 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.