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We found 8 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Sunnyvale, TX.

Dr. Jeffrey Whitman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1765 N Town East Boulevard; Suite 112
Mesquite, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Whitman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Whitman has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Whitman is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Whitman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Santosh Chandrakant Patel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1600 Republic Parkway; Suite 210
Mesquite, TX
 

Dr. Santosh Patel works as a retina specialist in Desoto, TX, Plano, TX, and Mesquite, TX. Dr. Patel has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. James Antoine Safar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6500 Northwest Drive; Suite 350
Mesquite, TX
 

Dr. James Safar's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Safar's practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Safar's office for an appointment.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1801 Marketplace Drive
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Galvan's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Galvan graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
804 Medical Circle Drive; Suite I
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Mary Andrews' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Andrews's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Andrews honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2858 N Beltline Road; Suite 200
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Sweeney specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Sunnyvale, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Sweeney average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Sweeney attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2858 N Belt Line Road; Suite 200
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Hinton is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Hinton takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2858 N Belt Line Road; Suite 200
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Deepak Sobti's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sobti is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, 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.