We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near West Des Moines, IA.

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James A. Davison MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
6200 Westown Parkway; Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA

Dr. James Davison's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Davison attended Mayo Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davison accepts.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA

Dr. Kyle Alliman's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alliman accepts. Dr. Alliman studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA

Dr. John Trible, who practices in Marshalltown, IA and West Des Moines, IA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Trible include glaucoma. Dr. Trible is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Trible's medical residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Douglas R. Casady MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA

Dr. Douglas Casady's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Casady completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Casady takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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