We found 5 ophthalmologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Joan Marie OBrien, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
51 North 39th Street, Scheie Eye Institute; Department of Ophthalmology
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Joan O'Brien is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. O'Brien studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. O'Brien completed a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her areas of expertise include retinoblastoma. Dr. O'Brien is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Research, Cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Meghan Kathleen Berkenstock, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
219 N. Broad Street; Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Meghan Berkenstock specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. She is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Berkenstock performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Alejandra De Alba Campomanes is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include strabismus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De Alba Campomanes honors. She obtained her medical school training at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 930
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Peter Savino is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He graduated from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Savino is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Mausam Damani is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Damani takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, 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.