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We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Nacogdoches, TX.

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

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

Dr. Robert Lehmann's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Lehmann obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Lyle Sheldon Thorstenson, BS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3807 Appleby Sand Road; Po Box 632020
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Lyle Thorstenson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thorstenson honors. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Thorstenson's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5300 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Young, who practices in Nacogdoches, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Young is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Jon Curtis Caster, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other, Ophthalmology
1105 N University Drive; Suite 102
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Jon Caster works as a plastic surgeon and ophthalmologist. After attending the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Dr. Caster completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Caster is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3302 Ne Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Shannon Smith's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Smith is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.