We found 18 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Medicare near University Place, WA.

Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
311 S. L Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Peter Shelley specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, Dr. Shelley focuses on strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Shelley completed his residency training at Letterman Army Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Shelley an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $2,332 - $2,506
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $718 - $888

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5225 Cirque Drive W
University Place, WA
 

Dr. Dennis Drouillard is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Drouillard is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Drouillard is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 134
  • Charge (avg.): $793 - $988
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $662 - $806

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4707 S 19th Street; Suite 210
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Francis Geissler is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Tacoma, WA and Olympia, WA. His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Geissler attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 109
  • Charge (avg.): $1,288 - $2,009
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $666 - $825
Dr. Andrew Berk Kopstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
502 S M Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Andrew Kopstein is a Tacoma, WA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kopstein's clinical interests encompass photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Patient ratings for Dr. Kopstein average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kopstein honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical Interests: Photorefractive Keratectomy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 249
  • Charge (avg.): $1,745 - $2,971
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $633 - $770

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3602 S 19th Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Victor Chiu specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chiu accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 141
  • Charge (avg.): $1,683
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $652
Dr. Keith F Dahlhauser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5225 Cirque Drive W; Suite 200
University Place, WA
 

Dr. Keith Dahlhauser is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Puyallup, WA and the University Place, WA. Dr. Dahlhauser has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 162
  • Charge (avg.): $810 - $998
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $661 - $816

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5920 100th Street Sw; Building 8
Lakewood, WA
 

Dr. David Benson works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Benson is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $130

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4700 Pt Fosdick Drive Nw; Suite 112
Gig Harbor, WA
 

Dr. Mark Taylor's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Taylor's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Taylor include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Taylor graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 199
  • Charge (avg.): $1,683
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $662
Sharon L Williams
Specializes in Optometry
1608 South J Street; 3rd Floor
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Sharon Williams' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). These areas are among Dr. Williams's clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and contact lenses. She is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Williams welcomes new patients. She completed her residency training at VA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Macular Degeneration, Contact Lenses

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $1,666
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $129
Joanne L Bachman
Specializes in Optometry
1608 South J Street; 3rd Floor
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Joanne Bachman's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and renal vascular disease. She is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Bachman takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Bachman welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
2915 S Alder Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Melissa Dacumos is an optometrist. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $196
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $94

Specializes in Optometry
2915 S Alder Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Michael Vanbrocklin practices optometry (primary eye care) in Tacoma, WA. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $221
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $126

Specializes in Optometry
2514 N Adams Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Stanley Pugh's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Pugh is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $251
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $125

Specializes in Optometry
2915 S Alder Street
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Brian Arvidson works as an optometrist in Tacoma, WA. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $96
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $47

Specializes in Optometry
2217 N 30th Street; Suite 106
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Susan Gorny specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Gorny honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $680
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $132

Specializes in Optometry
4502 S Steele Street; Suite 304-b
Tacoma, WA
 

Dr. Gregory Greer specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He takes Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $740
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $259

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What is Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is a cloudy, dull area that develops in the lens of the eye, usually in people over the age of 55. It is sometimes linked to a deficiency in certain nutrients, especially lutein, zinc, and vitamin E. Cataracts can cause significant vision loss and even blindness. Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the damaged lens and replace it with an artificial lens, making it possible to see clearly again.

Cataract surgery is a relatively simple surgery, performed under local anesthetic, which usually takes less than an hour. The ophthalmologist makes a tiny incision in the corner of the eye and removes the old lens. Then the new lens, which is permanent and made of plastic, is inserted. There are different kinds of replacement lenses available, just as there are different kinds of lenses for eyeglasses. Monofocal lenses are good for distance but will require the use of reading glasses for near vision. Bifocal lenses have different focal points for near and far vision depending on the angle at which you look through the lens. There are even adjustable lenses that can shift between near and far vision with the movement of your eye muscles.

If both eyes require surgery, usually the ophthalmologist does one eye at a time to allow your vision on one side to heal before performing surgery on the other. After surgery, you can typically go home right away, although driving is not recommended. There is not usually much pain, but you might feel an itching sensation for the first day or two as the incision in your eye heals. It may take several weeks for your vision to fully adapt to the new lens.

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