We found 53 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Shield near Laguna Hills, CA.

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Dr. Nadeem Nurmohamed Vaidya, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
16100 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 385
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Nadeem Vaidya, who practices in Irvine, CA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in macular degeneration, macular hole, and eye surgery. Dr. Vaidya accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Vaidya attended Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vaidya include: 2011 Patients’ Choice Award; 2011 Most Compassionate Physician Award; and HealthGrades Recognized Physician. In addition to English, Dr. Vaidya (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Problems, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Dwayne Keith Logan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
23961 Calle De La Magdalena; Suite 412
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Dwayne Logan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Logan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Logan is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Logan's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Rajiv Ramesh Rathod, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia.; Suite 309
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Rajiv Rathod practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, minimally invasive surgery, and macular hole. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Rathod accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Rathod graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Rathod (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Korean, and Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Ho Erb, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
16300 Sand Canyon Avenue; Suite 1007
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Erb works as an eye plastic surgeon. Dr. Erb graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Erb include facial problems, dermabrasion, and restylane. Dr. Erb's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Erb include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Double Eyelid Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanford Chen, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
24022 Calle De La Plata; Suite 475
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Sanford Chen works as a retina specialist in Santa Ana, CA, Newport Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. In his practice, Dr. Chen focuses on vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Chen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Chen is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Scheie Eye Institute for residency. He has received distinctions including America's Top Ophthalmologists Consumers' Research Council of America, 6th Edition; Patients' Choice Physician Award MDx Medical; and Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Paul Lawrence Prendiville, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
23961 Calle De La Magdalena; Suite 302
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Paul Prendiville is an ophthalmologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Prendiville is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Prendiville attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Doheny Eye Institute and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Desmond Edward McGuire, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 207
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Desmond McGuire works as a retina specialist. His areas of expertise include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. McGuire is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. McGuire attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGuire takes. Dr. McGuire has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Sidney Jay Weiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
27800 Medical Center Road; Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Sidney Weiss' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Weiss's clinical interests: strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Weiss average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Charles William Gustav Eifrig, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 207
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Charles Eifrig specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Laguna Hills, CA and Santa Ana, CA. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Eifrig's clinical interests include macular degeneration. The average patient rating for Dr. Eifrig is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eifrig takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Eifrig is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Jude John Santiago, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
24953 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 6a
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jude Santiago specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Laguna Hills, CA and Anaheim, CA. Before performing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Santiago attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. David Wei Chia, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
15785 Laguna Canyon Road; Suite 300
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. David Chia's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chia (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chia include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with VA Long Beach Healthcare System. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. John C Hwang, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 207
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. John Hwang practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Santa Ana, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hwang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). Dr. Hwang is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
23961 Calle De La Magdalena; Suite 412
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Lydia Banuelos' area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Banuelos attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Banuelos is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Banuelos has an open panel.

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Dr. Peter Jonathan Joson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
23521 Paseo De Valencia; Suite 309
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Peter Joson's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Joson has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Joson attended New York Medical College for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Jan S Lukac, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
25251 Paseo De Alicia; Suite 100
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jan Lukac is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lukac's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lukac is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Comenius University, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lukac (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Spanish, and German.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Brian Takemoto Kim, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
24401 Calle De La Louisa; Suite 300
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Brian Kim is an ophthalmologist. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Kim attended medical school at Southwestern University, Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kim trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). Dr. Kim has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Retina 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.
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