We found 10 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Wexford, PA.

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
125 Emeryville Drive; Suite 200, Brush Creek Commons, Building 2
Cranberry Twp., PA
 

Dr. Darren Hoover's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoover include strabismus. Dr. Hoover's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Hoover's training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. His professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Kenneth Paul Cheng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
100 Bradford Road; Suite 320
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Cheng is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Wexford, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cheng include strabismus. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
20397 Route 19 North; Suite 232
Cranberry Township, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Paviglianiti practices pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, Dr. Paviglianiti focuses on strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC St. Margaret, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Paviglianiti honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Vanderbilt Eye Institute for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Paviglianiti speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
124 Graham Park Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Eric Pennock is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pennock include strabismus. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pennock attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Pennock is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
20397 Route 19; Suite 300
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Jane Hughes sees patients in Cranberry Township, PA, Murrysville, PA, and Washington, PA. Her medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hughes include strabismus. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Hughes completed her residency training at Washington Hospital Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
125 Emeryville Drive; Suite 200, Brush Creek Commons, Building 2
Cranberry Twp., PA
 

Dr. Dawn Herzig's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Her clinical interests include strabismus. Dr. Herzig takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh for residency. She is affiliated with UPMC Mercy.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Lea Ann Lope, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
11279 Perry Highway; Suite 202
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Lea Ann Lope's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC St. Margaret, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Lope is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Matthew Simon Pihlblad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
11279 Perry Highway; Suite 202
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Pihlblad specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Pihlblad average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Pihlblad attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pihlblad completed residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Pihlblad (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Sara E Otaibi, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Ophthalmology
11279 Perry Highway; Suite 202
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Sara Otaibi practices pediatric ophthalmology in Pittsburgh, PA, Wexford, PA, and Johnstown, PA. Dr. Otaibi's clinical interests include strabismus. She is affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. After attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Otaibi takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
11279 Perry Highway; Suite 202
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Ellen Mitchell practices pediatric ophthalmology in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. She is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Mitchell graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Mitchell trained at Nassau University Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mitchell takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are doctors that care for children’s eyes. Since vision is not fully developed until the age of twelve, problems with children’s eyes and vision are much different than problems with adult eyes. The youngest patients may not be able to communicate about their vision clearly or cooperate with exams like an grown-up would. In addition, if issues are treated effectively in childhood, it can often improve healthy vision as an adult. For all these reasons, pediatric ophthalmologists are important partners when it comes to kids’ eye health.

Pediatric ophthalmology is about more than just prescribing glasses. Some of the issues treated by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Amblyopia, or lazy eye
  • Eye alignment problems, such as strabismus
  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Congenital cataracts, when a baby is born with a cloudy lens in the eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision problems caused by health issues that affect the whole body, such as juvenile diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when adults are diagnosed with strabismus (eyes that are crossed or turn in different directions) they will be treated by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though they are not children. Adult ophthalmologists seldom encounter strabismus, and pediatric ophthalmologists learn the techniques for treating strabismus are during their medical training. Since pediatric ophthalmologists have more experience with strabismus, they are the best choice even for adults.

Some of the treatments used by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Prescription lenses, including glasses and contacts
  • Prescription medications to treat infections or inflammation
  • Other medical treatments, such as eye patches, tear duct massage, or eye exercises
  • Surgical procedures, such as those to repair blocked tear ducts or correct eye alignment
  • Laser treatments for retinopathy

Not being able to see well can make many parts of a child’s life difficult. Pediatric ophthalmologists work to protect your children’s vision now and into the future.
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