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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1205 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Mamta Somaiya is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Somaiya is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1205 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Donald Meadows is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Patients gave Dr. Meadows an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meadows honors.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Juan Santiago's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Santiago takes 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: Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. John Howe works as an ophthalmologist in Harlingen, TX. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Howe 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 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1205 N Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Reagan McMillin is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McMillin is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 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.
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