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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 sees patients in Laredo, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Trevino include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave Dr. Trevino an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1006 E. Hillside; Suite 1
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Galvan sees patients in Laredo, TX, Garland, TX, and Plano, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Galvan is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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

Dr. Pankajkumar Shah's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Shah attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He 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.

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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, who practices in Laredo, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Mendiola is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5313 Mcpherson Road
Laredo, TX
 

Dr. Michael Hochman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hochman is a graduate of 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.