We found 5 ophthalmologists who accept Bronze Compass Balanced HSA 5500 near Laredo, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1006 E Hillside Road
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Alfredo Trevino is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Wilford Hall Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Trevino is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1006 E Hillside Road
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Galvan is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Galvan obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8607 Mcpherson Road; Suite 102
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Pankajkumar Shah is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Mission, TX and Laredo, TX. In his practice, Dr. Shah focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Shah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Laura Leticia Mendiola, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6999 Mcpherson Road; Suite 216
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Laura Mendiola's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mendiola's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5313 Mcpherson Road
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Michael Hochman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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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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