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

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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. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Santiago attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2955 Central Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Angela Kozak practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Geisinger Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2955 Central Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Homer Richer practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and a graduate of Naval Hospital Oakland's residency program. Dr. Richer's clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for 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, Cataracts

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

Dr. Raymond Hesterberg is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Brownsville, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hesterberg include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Hesterberg honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1058 E Los Ebanos Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Sudarshan is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sudarshan include comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sudarshan attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2721 Boca Chica Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Pratima Utturkar practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Utturkar studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. She honors 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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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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