We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Kyle, TX.

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Dr. Kristen Michelle Hawthorne, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5401 Fm; 1626 Suite 365
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Kristen Hawthorne works as an ophthalmologist. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Hawthorne's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

Dr. Scott Douglas Kelly, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5401 Fm 1626; #365
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Scott Kelly's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Clinical interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

Dr. Valla Djafari, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5401 Fm 1626; Suite 365
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Valla Djafari's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Djafari attended Tulane University School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Djafari takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Richard Alan Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5401 Fm; 1626 Suite 365
Kyle, TX
 

Dr. Richard Berkowitz, who practices in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Edinburg, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Berkowitz graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berkowitz's professional affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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

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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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