We found 18 ophthalmologists who accept Gold Compass Balanced 0 near Friendswood, TX.

Dr. Charles Albert Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
15 Professional Park
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia works as an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. Dr. Garcia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Garcia has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Misha Fatima Syed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 West Parkwood Avenue; #120
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Misha Syed is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Syed's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Syed completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Syed is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Brian Russell Chinn Wong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other, Ophthalmology
400 West Parkwood Avenue; #120
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Brian Wong practices plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) in Galveston, TX and Friendswood, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Wong is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. John Jose Alappatt, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
561 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite E
Webster, FL
 

Dr. John Alappatt is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Alappatt attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Alappatt focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Alappatt takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 680
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Glenn Bulan's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include strabismus. Dr. Bulan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bulan accepts.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
555 E Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 101
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Charlise Gunderson's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gunderson include eye problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Gunderson is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Richard Edwin Pitts, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 680
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Pitts is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pitts 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. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pitts's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Radial Keratotomy, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaafar F El Annan, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
400 West Parkwood Avenue; #120
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Jaafar El Annan is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. El Annan is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. El Annan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He speaks Arabic. Dr. El Annan is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Dr. Michael Richard Koop, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 680
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Koop is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Koop include cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Koop has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts

Dr. William Louis Decker, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 680
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Decker specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Houston, TX and Angleton, TX. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Decker is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Decker attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Decker accepts.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
555 E Medical Center Boulevard; #101
Webster, TX
 

Dr. William McMullen works as a retina specialist in Webster, TX, Houston, TX, and Texas City, TX. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. McMullen attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. McMullen has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite E
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Lee Tran practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Tran is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Tran attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. William Michael Hipps, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 680
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Hipps is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Hipps is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hipps honors.

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

Dr. Janice Elizabeth Contreras, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 West Parkwood Avenue; #120
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Janice Contreras' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Contreras is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Contreras accepts.

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Dr. Gregory Turner Clariday, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
555 E Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 101
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Clariday is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Clariday is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient ratings for Dr. Clariday average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clariday honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Mohamed Salah Soliman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
400 West Parkwood Avenue; #120
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Mohamed Soliman specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Texas City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Friendswood, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soliman honors. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Soliman's training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Soliman is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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.