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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 sees patients in McAllen, TX, Harlingen, TX, and Brownsville, TX. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among his clinical interests: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Santiago takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 Ophthalmology
1058 Los Ebanos Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Sudarshan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. 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. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Sudarshan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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

Dr. Raymond Hesterberg is a Brownsville, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Hesterberg focuses on 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. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2955 Central Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Angela Kozak works as a retina specialist. She is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Kozak accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2955 Central Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Homer Richer, who practices in Brownsville, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Richer's clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school, he 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2721 Boca Chica Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Pratima Utturkar works as an ophthalmologist. She studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Utturkar is in-network for 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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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.