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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Schefler include microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schefler's practice is open to new patients. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

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

Dr. Lyle Thorstenson, who practices in Dallas, TX and Nacogdoches, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Thorstenson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

Dr. Robert Lehmann works as an ophthalmologist in Nacogdoches, TX. Dr. Lehmann is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lehmann attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5300 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Young is an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Young is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Young's training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3302 Ne Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Shannon Smith's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Smith's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her 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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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other, Ophthalmology
1105 N University Drive; Suite 102
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Jon Caster's specialties are plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). He practices in Nacogdoches, TX. His areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. Dr. Caster's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Caster accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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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.