We found 5 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Harlingen, TX.

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Dr. Juan Gabriel Santiago, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1205 N Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Juan Santiago is a retina specialist in McAllen, TX, Harlingen, TX, and Brownsville, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Santiago attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1205 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Donald Meadows practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Meadows accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1205 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Mamta Somaiya specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In her practice, Dr. Somaiya focuses on glaucoma. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Somaiya takes 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: Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1205 N Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Reagan McMillin sees patients in Harlingen, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. McMillin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
597 W Sesame Drive; Suite C
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. John Howe's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Howe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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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.
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