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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 is an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Berkowitz performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkowitz accepts.

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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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hawthorne include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Hawthorne's hospital/clinic 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Round Rock, TX, Austin, TX, and Kyle, TX. 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. Dr. Djafari's areas of clinical interest consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Djafari is 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 ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelly include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Kelly honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelly attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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.