We found 5 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Amerigroup near Houston, TX.

Dr. Carlos A Gonzales, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Houston Eye Association; Gramercy
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Gonzales specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzales's clinical interests encompass strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gonzales is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gonzales completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzales takes. Dr. Gonzales welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Aaron Michael Miller, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aaron Miller specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. In Dr. Miller's practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus and eye exam. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Genetic Issues, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Rosalie Ulmer Ulmer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ann Stout, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Stout's clinical interests include strabismus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stout honors.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Helen Mintz Mintz-Hittner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1500a California Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Helen Mintz-Hittner's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In her practice, Dr. Mintz-Hittner focuses on premature babies, kidney problems, and genetic issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Mintz-Hittner average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mintz-Hittner is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, 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 Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mintz-Hittner's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Genetic Issues, Strabismus, Kidney Problems, Amblyopia, Premature Babies

Dr. Malcolm Lowell Mazow, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Malcolm Mazow's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In Dr. Mazow's practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston) and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mazow has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are doctors that care for children’s eyes. Since vision is not fully developed until the age of twelve, problems with children’s eyes and vision are much different than problems with adult eyes. The youngest patients may not be able to communicate about their vision clearly or cooperate with exams like an grown-up would. In addition, if issues are treated effectively in childhood, it can often improve healthy vision as an adult. For all these reasons, pediatric ophthalmologists are important partners when it comes to kids’ eye health.

Pediatric ophthalmology is about more than just prescribing glasses. Some of the issues treated by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Amblyopia, or lazy eye
  • Eye alignment problems, such as strabismus
  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Congenital cataracts, when a baby is born with a cloudy lens in the eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision problems caused by health issues that affect the whole body, such as juvenile diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when adults are diagnosed with strabismus (eyes that are crossed or turn in different directions) they will be treated by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though they are not children. Adult ophthalmologists seldom encounter strabismus, and pediatric ophthalmologists learn the techniques for treating strabismus are during their medical training. Since pediatric ophthalmologists have more experience with strabismus, they are the best choice even for adults.

Some of the treatments used by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Prescription lenses, including glasses and contacts
  • Prescription medications to treat infections or inflammation
  • Other medical treatments, such as eye patches, tear duct massage, or eye exercises
  • Surgical procedures, such as those to repair blocked tear ducts or correct eye alignment
  • Laser treatments for retinopathy

Not being able to see well can make many parts of a child’s life difficult. Pediatric ophthalmologists work to protect your children’s vision now and into the future.