We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Shield HMO near Merced, CA.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3351 M Street; Suite 110
Merced, CA
 

Dr. Shi-Hwa Chang, who practices in Modesto, CA, Merced, CA, and Stockton, CA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is conversant in Mandarin. In his practice, he is particularly interested in eye problems. Dr. Chang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Chang attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Chang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Retina Surgery, Retinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
517 W 23rd Street
Merced, CA
 

Dr. Gary Graham is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Merced, CA. He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Graham obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Naval Hospital Oakland. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graham takes.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
436 E Yosemite Avenue; Suite A
Merced, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Weed is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Weed obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3605 Hospital Road; Suite B
Atwater, CA
 

Dr. John McGee's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreous 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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