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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near San Marcos, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. James Pickett's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Pickett is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Pickett honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Rex Cole specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in San Marcos, TX and Kyle, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cole graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Cole has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Welch is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Welch trained at Vanderbilt Eye Institute for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Hu is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in San Marcos, TX. His professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Hu is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hu completed a residency program at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Dr. Hu is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.