We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Hawthorne studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Hawthorne completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

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

Dr. Richard Berkowitz is an ophthalmologist in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Edinburg, TX. In his practice, Dr. Berkowitz focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Berkowitz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Berkowitz attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

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

Dr. Valla Djafari practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Round Rock, TX, Austin, TX, and Kyle, TX. Dr. Djafari obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

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

Dr. Scott Kelly is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Kelly honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

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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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