We found 3 ophthalmologists who accept Medicaid near Modesto, CA.

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Dr. John Alexander Latham, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1011 Sylvan Avenue; Suite C
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. John Latham is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Latham is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Latham is open to new patients.

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Dr. Brian S Fechter, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1011 Sylvan Avenue; C
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Brian Fechter's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Fechter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Fechter's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Dr. Kevin L Craig, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1011 Sylvan Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Craig is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Craig is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Craig attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Craig's practice is open to new patients.

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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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