We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near El Paso, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
4171 North Mesa; Building D-100
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Louis Alpern sees patients in El Paso, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Alpern is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Alpern attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Mario Antonio Di Pascuale, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other
2900 Pershing Drive; Suite A
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Mario Di Pascuale specializes in corneal and external diseases. Dr. Di Pascuale's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Di Pascuale attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

Dr. Dennis J Reiter, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
400 Executive Center Boulevard
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Reiter's specialties are ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Reiter average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reiter's areas of expertise include the following: plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. 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 attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hadassah University Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1600 Medical Center Drive; Suite 120
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Ghada Altaher's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Altaher is especially interested in glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altaher takes. She studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 Curie Drive; Suite 2100
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Schuster works as an ophthalmologist in El Paso, TX. Dr. Schuster is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Murchison Drive; Suite 140
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Ruben Ramirez is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in El Paso, TX. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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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.