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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Mount Vernon, WA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2100 Little Mountain Lane
Mount Vernon, WA
 

Dr. Nannette Crowell specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Sedro Woolley, WA and Mount Vernon, WA. Before completing her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Crowell attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She is especially interested in contact lenses and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crowell accepts. She is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Contact Lenses

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2100 Little Mountain Lane
Mount Vernon, WA
 

Dr. Carlindo Da Reitz Pereira, who practices in Sedro Woolley, WA and Mount Vernon, WA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Da Reitz Pereira attended medical school at Stellenbosch University Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Da Reitz Pereira's areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Da Reitz Pereira accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2100 Little Mountain Lane
Mt Vernon, WA
 

Dr. Janet Barrall's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Barrall's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Barrall trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She has received the distinction of Seattle Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2100 Little Mountain Lane
Mount Vernon, WA
 

Dr. Dan Siapco is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Siapco include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Siapco takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Siapco is affiliated with PeaceHealth.

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

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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.