We found 8 ophthalmologists who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Weslaco, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Karl Bentley is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Bentley honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He 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.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Alexander's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. William Gillum is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gillum trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Gillum is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

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

Dr. Joel George is a retina specialist in Weslaco, TX. His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. George honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Stephen Hook's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hook's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He 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, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Wade Graham specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Weslaco, TX. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Graham accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Christina Johnson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She has indicated that her clinical interests include strabismus. Dr. Johnson honors 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.