We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Brownsville, TX.

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

Dr. Raymond Hesterberg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Dr. Hesterberg graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hesterberg completed his residency training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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

Dr. Juan Santiago's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Santiago accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1058 E Los Ebanos Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Sudarshan practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Brownsville, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Sudarshan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Clinical interests for Dr. Sudarshan include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sudarshan accepts 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 works as a retina specialist. Dr. Kozak honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kozak completed a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center.

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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). Dr. Richer's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at International. For his residency, Dr. Richer trained at Naval Hospital Oakland.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2721 Boca Chica Boulevard
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Pratima Utturkar's medical specialty is 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 honors.

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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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