We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage 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 physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Santiago attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Raymond Hesterberg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Hesterberg's practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1058 Los Ebanos Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Sudarshan is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Brownsville, TX. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Clinical interests for Dr. Sudarshan include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sudarshan honors 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

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2955 Central Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Angela Kozak is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Brownsville, TX and McAllen, TX. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Kozak is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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). Clinical interests for Dr. Richer include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and a graduate of Naval Hospital Oakland's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2721 Boca Chica Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Pratima Utturkar is a Brownsville, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Utturkar accepts. She is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad.

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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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