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We found 22 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 004 near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Rosa Ana Tang, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology, Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang is a neurologist and ophthalmologist. Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Helen Ka-Fun Li, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Utmb - galveston; Department of Ophthalmology
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Helen Li practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Dr. Li's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Li attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Cancer, Eye Problems, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin H Merkley, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Merkley works as an ophthalmologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. Patients gave Dr. Merkley an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. John Jose Alappatt, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2302 Ave P
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. John Alappatt's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of expertise for Dr. Alappatt include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Alappatt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Misha Fatima Syed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Misha Syed sees patients in Galveston, TX, Friendswood, TX, and League City, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Syed include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Syed is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). 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. Dr. Syed attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Oday Jawad Alsheikh, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
301 University Boulevard; Suite
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Oday Alsheikh specializes in corneal and external diseases. In his practice, Dr. Alsheikh focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Alsheikh's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at Casey Eye Institute. Dr. Alsheikh has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Brian Russell Chinn Wong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other, Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Wong's medical specialty is plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wong's areas of expertise consist of plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Wong is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Wong is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Elkeeb, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
700 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Ahmed Elkeeb, who practices in Galveston, TX and League City, TX, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Elkeeb takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Elkeeb speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Jaafar F El Annan, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Jaafar El Annan, who practices in Galveston, TX, Friendswood, TX, and League City, TX, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. On average, patients gave Dr. El Annan a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. El Annan speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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Dr. Emma Kay Renee Loucks, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Emma Loucks practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Loucks's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Loucks is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Janice Elizabeth Contreras, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard; Department of Ophthalmology
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Janice Contreras is an ophthalmologist in Friendswood, TX, League City, TX, and Galveston, TX. Dr. Contreras's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Contreras's medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2302 Ave P
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Da-Thuy Van's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Van has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Van takes. Dr. Van attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2302 Ave P
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Usha Pinninti's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Pinninti's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Methodist Hospital. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Irene Tintin Tung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Irene Tung specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Tung attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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Dr. Mohamed Salah Soliman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Mohamed Soliman is a pediatric ophthalmologist. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Soliman graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Bernard Farrow Godley, PhD, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Bernard Godley specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Godley attended Harvard Medical School. He has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He takes 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: Retina Problems, 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.