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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Columbus, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Sweetbriar Drive
Columbus, TX
 

Dr. Todd Hovis' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hovis attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Sweetbriar Drive
Columbus, TX
 

Dr. Arun Nayar's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Nayar performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nayar honors.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Sweetbriar Drive
Columbus, TX
 

Dr. Lori Learned-Burton is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Columbus, TX, Houston, TX, and Sealy, TX. Her areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Learned-Burton takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
100 Sweetbriar Drive
Columbus, TX
 

Dr. Keith Bourgeois is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients gave Dr. Bourgeois an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Bourgeois has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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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.