We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits near Brownsville, TX.

Dr. Juan Gabriel Santiago, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1113 Central Boulevard; Suite E
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Juan Santiago is a retina specialist in McAllen, TX, Harlingen, TX, and Brownsville, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Santiago include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Santiago graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1100 Fm 802; Suite 103
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Hesterberg works as an ophthalmologist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hesterberg include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1058 Los Ebanos Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Sudarshan is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sudarshan include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Sudarshan attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2955 Central Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Angela Kozak, who practices in Brownsville, TX and McAllen, TX, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Kozak's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kozak honors. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Geisinger Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2721 Boca Chica Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Pratima Utturkar works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Utturkar takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2955 Central Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Homer Richer's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Richer trained at Naval Hospital Oakland. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.