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

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

Dr. Carlos Gonzales is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Before performing his residency 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), Dr. Gonzales attended the University of Utah School of Medicine. His clinical interests include strabismus. Dr. Gonzales honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gonzales is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Miller attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: strabismus and eye exam. Dr. Miller honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ann Stout is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stout include strabismus. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Stout trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Stout is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Malcolm Mazow sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mazow include strabismus. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston) and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Mazow attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mazow has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mintz-Hittner has indicated that her clinical interests include premature babies, kidney problems, and genetic issues. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Mintz-Hittner performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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

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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.
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