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We found 5 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near New Braunfels, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1619 E. Common Street; Ste 403-404
New Braunfels, TX
 

Dr. Wendall Bauman is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Live Oak, TX, New Braunfels, TX, and San Antonio, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Bauman attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bauman takes.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
457 Landa Street; Suite A
New Braunfels, TX
 

Dr. David Way sees patients in New Braunfels, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Way's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Way takes. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Way completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Way has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
218 E Austin
New Braunfels, TX
 

Dr. Michael Tschoepe, who practices in New Braunfels, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tschoepe include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. Patient ratings for Dr. Tschoepe average 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tschoepe takes. Dr. Tschoepe attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Tschoepe's medical residency was performed at the University Health System.

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Clinical interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1439 Hanz Drive
New Braunfels, TX
 

Dr. William Sawyer's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Before completing his residency at Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Sawyer attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1439 Hanz Drive
New Braunfels, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Levar is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Levar takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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.