We found 3 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Mount Vernon, WA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2131 Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA

Dr. Carlindo Da Reitz Pereira's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Da Reitz Pereira accepts. He graduated from Stellenbosch University Faculty of Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Da Reitz Pereira speaks Portuguese.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2131 Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA

Dr. Nannette Crowell's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Crowell focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Crowell is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth United General Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Crowell is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2131 Hospital Drive
Sedro Woolley, WA

Dr. Dan Siapco's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Siapco is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth United General Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Siapco attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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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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