We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Philadelphia, PA.

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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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Brien include retinoblastoma. Dr. O'Brien takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. She completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. O'Brien has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Meghan Berkenstock is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Berkenstock is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine. She studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Berkenstock trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkenstock honors.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis

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

Dr. Alejandra De Alba Campomanes' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. De Alba Campomanes focuses on strabismus. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. De Alba Campomanes speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mausam Damani is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Damani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as 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.
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