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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept United Healthcare HSA near Natrona Heights, PA.

Dr. Scott Lawrence Portnoy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2853 Freeport Road
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Scott Portnoy specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Natrona Heights, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Portnoy include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Portnoy's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC St. Margaret. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Portnoy trained at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Clinical interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2853 Freeport Road
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sigal sees patients in Natrona Heights, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sigal include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Sigal attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2853 Freeport Road
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Michael Alunni, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Natrona Heights, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Alunni takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2300 Freeport Road; Suite 6 Feldarelli Square
New Kensington, PA
 

Dr. Reem Hanna works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Hanna is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.