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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 sees patients in San Marcos, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Pickett graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pickett's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Rex Cole's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cole studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Cole trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Cole accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Welch is 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 works as an ophthalmologist. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Hu performed his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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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.