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We found 7 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Weslaco, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Karl Bentley's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Bentley attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Bentley accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1519 East Sixth Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Deborah Alexander is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Alexander is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander honors. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Alexander's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Joel George's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. George graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Wade Graham, who practices in Weslaco, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Graham attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. In his practice, Dr. Graham focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Hook is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Weslaco, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hook accepts. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hook trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Sepulveda specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Weslaco, TX and Houston, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sepulveda is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Christina Johnson's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Johnson attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Johnson is especially interested in strabismus. She takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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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.