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

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

Dr. Richard Berkowitz practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Berkowitz attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Berkowitz's professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Kristen Hawthorne's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hawthorne is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Hawthorne attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Hawthorne speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Valla Djafari is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Djafari has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of clinical interest consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Scott Kelly is an ophthalmologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Kelly 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. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.