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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in El Paso, TX. Dr. Alpern studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Alpern completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Alpern's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Di Pascuale graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. Dr. Di Pascuale trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency.

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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 areas of specialization are ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Reiter include plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Reiter honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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 works as an ophthalmologist in El Paso, TX. She has a special interest in glaucoma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Altaher graduated from 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in El Paso, TX. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Schuster's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The average patient rating for Dr. Schuster is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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: 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, who practices in El Paso, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Ramirez 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.