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

Dr. Nannette Estelle Crowell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2100 Little Mountain Lane
Mount Vernon, WA
 

Dr. Nannette Crowell is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Crowell has a special interest in contact lenses and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with PeaceHealth. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Crowell is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Contact Lenses

Dr. Carlindo Da Reitz Pereira, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2100 Little Mountain Lane
Mount Vernon, WA
 

Dr. Carlindo Da Reitz Pereira works as an ophthalmologist. In his practice, Dr. Da Reitz Pereira focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Stellenbosch University Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Portuguese.

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

Dr. Janet L Barrall, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2100 Little Mountain Lane
Mt Vernon, WA
 

Dr. Janet Barrall is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Barrall focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barrall's education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency 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 works as an ophthalmologist. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Siapco is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is professionally 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.