We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 105 - Two $40 PCP Visits near Nacogdoches, TX.

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Dr. Amy Claire Schefler, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5300 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Amy Schefler practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Katy, TX. In her practice, Dr. Schefler focuses on microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. Dr. Schefler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schefler has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

Dr. Robert Paul Lehmann, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5300 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Robert Lehmann works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among Dr. Lehmann's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5300 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Young works as an ophthalmologist in Nacogdoches, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Young honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Young trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3302 Ne Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Shannon Smith is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Nacogdoches, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Smith completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. She is in-network for 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: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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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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