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We found 5 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Texarkana, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1820 Galleria Oaks
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Charles Thornton practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Texarkana, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thornton include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thornton takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Thornton attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 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
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Northam is an ophthalmologist in Texarkana, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Northam is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for her residency. Dr. Northam is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Gary Womack's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Womack honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Eugene Ellison's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1727 Galleria Oaks Drive
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Wiggins' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wiggins attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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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.