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

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

Dr. Darren Hoover practices pediatric ophthalmology in Pittsburgh, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Evans City, PA. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Hoover completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. He is especially interested in strabismus. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Hoover's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Her clinical interests encompass strabismus. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Herzig performed her residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Matthew Pihlblad is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Pihlblad has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Pihlblad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. His professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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

Dr. Joseph Paviglianiti specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Cranberry Township, PA, Murrysville, PA, and Washington, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paviglianiti include strabismus. He takes 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. Dr. Paviglianiti trained at Vanderbilt Eye Institute for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Monroeville Surgery Center, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Sara Otaibi's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In Dr. Otaibi's practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Otaibi attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Otaibi takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Jane Hughes' specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In her practice, Dr. Hughes focuses on strabismus. The average patient rating for Dr. Hughes is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hughes honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hughes studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She completed her residency training at Washington Hospital Center. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Monroeville Surgery Center 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's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include strabismus. Dr. Cheng's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Cheng is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Christin Lorraine Sylvester, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
11279 Perry Highway; Suite 202
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Christin Sylvester is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She works in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sylvester accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sylvester is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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

Dr. Eric Pennock practices pediatric ophthalmology. In Dr. Pennock's practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus. His professional affiliations include UPMC Monroeville Surgery Center and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. He trained at Nassau University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Pennock is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Ellen Mitchell is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. Dr. Mitchell's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center.

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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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