Dr. Ray Balyeat, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 60
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Dr. Ray Balyeat, MD
My ophthalmology practice is dedicated to providing high quality diagnostic expertise and both medical and surgical management for diseases of the retina. My medical practice therefore emphasizes identification and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular disorders, inflammatory eye disease (uveitis) and retinal detachment. I am committed to state of the art management for diseases of the vitreous, retina and macula in a community setting. My educational background which includes fellowship training and a multi-decade commitment to professional development set my medical and surgical practice apart from general ophthalmology practices that claim to offer services for patients with retinal problems.

2000 S Wheeling Ave Ste 501

Tulsa, OK 74104

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Dr. Ray Balyeat, MD

Dr. Ray Balyeat, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • GlobalHealth, Inc.
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Care Philosophy

I understand that most patients in the waiting room of a retinologist have tremendous fear of "going blind".  Providing patients with the correct diagnosis and prognosis of their retinal condition is the keystone to my medical practice.  Every attempt is made by me with assistance from my staff to provide care with respect and kindness to our patients.  I believe that most of our patients leave their appointments with a greater understanding of their condition and a more positive attitude.  
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Dr. Balyeat's Experience

Dr. Balyeat's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Dean McGee Eye Inst/Okla University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Eye Consultants Of Atlanta
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Piedmont Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Balyeat's Reviews

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Dr. Balyeat Says:

My office staff and I work long hours in a complex and ever changing healthcare environment.  Providing medical services is both professionally rewarding and very challenging.  We are interested in constructive advice from our patients so that we may refine the manner in which we provide services to them.  Please contact us directly if you believe that you have a vital suggestion for change.

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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Owasso, OK |
When I first walked in, the vision in my left eye was getting progressively worse after cataract surgery. Dr. Balyeat diagnosed & treated endophthalmitis & saw me for 4 days straight over a weekend due to the emergency nature of my situation. Pressure in my eye rose to a high of 58. He saw me every other day to manually drain the left eye til December 26th, including holidays and weekends. I truly believe that Dr. Balyeat saved my sight by his quick action.He is also caring & compassionate.
in Joplin, MO |
I loved Dr Balyeart got me right in to fix my detachment and retnial tears!!! I felt I was in the best care ever! And I've been through a lot of drs!!! He's the best!!!
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Dr. Balyeat accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
    Choice Open Access POS
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
    Health Fund POS
    Health Fund PPO
    Managed Choice Open Access POS
    Managed Choice POS
    Managed Choice PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Open Choice
    Open Choice POS
    Open Choice PPO
    Traditional Choice
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • American Republic
    Medicare Supplement Coverage -High Deductible Plan F
    Medicare Supplement Coverage -Plan A
    Medicare Supplement Coverage -Plan F
    Medicare Supplement Coverage -Plan K
    Medicare Supplement Coverage -Plan L
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Blue Traditional
    Federal Employee Program
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Preferred Plan PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
    Blue Lincs HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna Network
  • Community Care Network
    Community Care Network HMO
    Community Care Network POS
    Community Care Network PPO
    Plus Standard Network POS
    Standard Network PPO
    WorkNet Worker's Compensation WC
  • Coventry Health Care
    Worker's Compensation / Focus Network PPO
    Worker's Compensation / Focus Network WC
  • Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
    Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • GlobalHealth, Inc.
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthChoice
  • Humana
    Choice Care
    Choice Care PPO
    Gold Choice
    Vision Care Plan (VCP)
  • Indian Health Service
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
    Managed Care
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network
    PHCS Network PPO
  • OSMA Health
  • Pacificare Life and Health Insurance Co
  • Preferred Community Choice
    Preferred Community Choice PPO
  • Superior Vision
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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