We found 5 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Washington, PA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1385 Washington Road
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Paviglianiti's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He is especially interested in strabismus. Dr. Paviglianiti accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC St. Margaret, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1385 Washington Road
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Eric Pennock, who practices in Cranberry Township, PA, Murrysville, PA, and Washington, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Pennock has a special interest in strabismus. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Pennock attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
750 E Beau Street
Washington, PA
 

Dr. E. Salvitti is a Washington, PA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salvitti include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Salvitti is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1385 Washington Road
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Jane Hughes' specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Her clinical interests encompass strabismus. Dr. Hughes is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Hughes is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. 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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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
750 E Beau Street
Washington, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Salvitti Davis practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Washington, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salvitti Davis include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Salvitti Davis is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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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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