Seton Family of Doctors

A. Melinda Rainey, MD

CEO - PSS - Pediatric Specialty Services, Section Chief - Pediatric Ophthalmology, Member, Dell Children's Medical Group Council, Chair of DCMG Optimization Committee

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A. Melinda Rainey, MD

CEO - PSS - Pediatric Specialty Services, Section Chief - Pediatric Ophthalmology, Member, Dell Children's Medical Group Council, Chair of DCMG Optimization Committee

Previously, Dr. Rainey was the Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston for 10 years. She is currently the Section Chief of Dell Children's Eye Center. Dr. Rainey has long ties to Austin as the Texas Rangers were started at her family's place at Hornsby Bend.

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Specialty

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
  • Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Seton Medical Center Hays
  • Seton Northwest Hospital
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Provides Care Through

  • Dell Children's Medical Group

Additional Language Spoken

  • Spanish

My Passion for Healthcare

I started out as an Art major, but also was very drawn to the field of Microbiology, in which I earned my BS. I then entered the PhD program at UT, majoring in Molecular Genetics. However, I realized that working as a research scientist kept me away from the personal interactions I enjoy the most. I took a Masters degree and attended Baylor College of Medicine. I find medicine to be a very creative process, like art was. I greatly enjoy putting all of the informational pieces together to make a diagnosis and help save a child's sight.

Services I Provide

  1. Strabismus Evaluation
  2. Eye Muscle Misalignment
  3. Amblyopia
  4. "Lazy Eye"
  5. Cortical Visual Impairment
  6. Adult Strabimus
  7. Dyslexia
  8. Diplopia
  9. Visual Probelms in Developmental Delay
  10. Thyroid Eye Disease

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • Internship

    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • Residency

    Cullen Eye Institute - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • Fellowship

    Cullen Eye Institute - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • Board Certification

    American Board of Ophthalmology

My Clinical Focus

I primarily do direct clinical Pediatric Ophthalmic care with an emphasis on Strabismus (eye muscle misalignments), Amblyopia (lazy eye), cortical visual impairment (decreased vision due to brain malformations or diseases), Dyslexia and Pediatric Low Vision due to a variety of causes. I also see adults with double vision and Strabismus. I frequently lecture, both nationally and internationally, on Dyslexia and Cortical Visual Impairment. I greatly enjoy teaching medical students, residents and fellows. I am paticularly interested in visual rehabilitation in children with Epilepsy.

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Aetna-MA - Medicare Advantage
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Cardiology, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Craniofacial Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Opththalmology, Otolaryngology, Pulmonary, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
  • ASH (American Specialty Health Network) - PT and OT providers only
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage WELLMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • IMO Med-Select Network - Workers Comp (SIRPS and SBSI only)
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sedwick/CMS Southwest Medical Provider Network - Workers Comp (SIRPS and SBSI only)
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • TriWest (new contract) - VA
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP) WELLMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Specialists ONLY
  • United HealthCare-AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS-WellMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - All Providers In-Network
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - All Providers In-Network
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Medicare Advantage-WELLMED NETWORK - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Dell Children's

Dell Children's offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it personalized care. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible for the children we serve.

We are the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents in Central Texas. While Dell Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of our pediatric care, our doctors, nurses and associates work in schools, clinics, programs and practices throughout the community to deliver excellent care and better health for our children.

We provide a range of health services to keep your children healthy. We are advancing healthcare and improving lives with easy clinical visits for everyday illnesses, school district and county health partnerships, in-hospital playtime through our child life program, community outreach events and innovative medical treatments for complex and specialized illnesses.

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