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We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Brownsville, TX.

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

Dr. Juan Santiago, who practices in McAllen, TX, Harlingen, TX, and Brownsville, TX, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Santiago's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santiago honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and 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 in Brownsville, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hesterberg include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hesterberg 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, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1058 Los Ebanos Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Sudarshan is an ophthalmologist in Brownsville, TX. He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sudarshan attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Sudarshan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2955 Central Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Angela Kozak specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Kozak's clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Utturkar 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 areas of clinical interest consist of 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Richer completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Oakland.

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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.