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We found 8 ophthalmologists who accept United Healthcare Silver EPO near Texarkana, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1820 Galleria Oaks
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Charles Thornton's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Thornton's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Thornton focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Lewis Carlton Cook Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2323 Kennedy Lane
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Lewis Cook is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Cook focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Cook obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology
2323 Kennedy Lane
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Angela Perry is a plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perry include plastic surgery procedures, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Before performing her residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Perry attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. David Hongwei Ren, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2605 Texas Boulevard; Suite 302
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. David Ren's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Ren has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Weifang Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Northam specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Northam attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In her practice, she is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Womack attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He accepts 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
5402 Summerhill
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Eugene Ellison's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1727 Galleria Oaks Drive
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Wiggins is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.