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We found 7 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Livingston, TX.

Dr. David Mark Brown, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
400 Bypass Lane; Suite 105
Livingston, TX
 

Dr. David Brown is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brown's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Harris Fish, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
400 Bypass Lane; Suite 105
Livingston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Fish's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fish include diabetic retinopathy, laser treatment, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. 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. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Fish is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tien Pei Wong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 Bypass Lane; Suite 105
Livingston, TX
 

Dr. Tien Wong is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX, Brenham, TX, and Livingston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: pituitary tumor, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Wong attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Wong takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosa Yoomee Kim, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
400 Bypass Lane; Suite 105
Livingston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Kim practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include uveitis, diabetic retinopathy, and laser treatment. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Claire Schefler, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
400 Bypass Lane; Suite 105
Livingston, TX
 

Dr. Amy Schefler works as a retina specialist in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Katy, TX. Her areas of expertise include microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. Dr. Schefler is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schefler has an open panel. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Ogletree Drive
Livingston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Ruckman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ruckman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
410 E. Church Street; Suite A
Livingston, TX
 

Dr. Charlene Smith is an ophthalmologist in Livingston, TX. Dr. Smith's clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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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.