Dr. Jeffrey Chadwick
Dr. Chadwick began practicing Optometry immediately after his graduation in 1996. His undergraduate studies were accomplished at Central Michigan University and Ferris State University, where he completed his Bachelor of Vision Science with high distinction (Magna Cum Laude) in May of 1994. He then achieved his Doctor of Optometry degree at Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, graduating with highest distinction (Suma Cum Laude) in May of 1996. Dr. Chadwick worked two years for an Ophthalmologist prior to purchasing his current private Optometry practice. Post-graduation he studied to achieve his Board Certification with American Board of Optometry.
He has now owned his business since 1998 and provides full scope optometry including medical management of ocular diseases like glaucoma, ocular diabetic monitoring and complications, injuries and cataract surgery co-management, as well as comprehensive family eye and vision care. Dr. Chadwick is a member of the American Optometric Association, Michigan Optometric Association, and has an on-call affiliation with Ascension St. Joseph Hospital in Tawas City
Brenda Chadwick the business accountant and practice manager has been with the company since it started in 1998. Brenda has performed all the jobs in the office at one time or another, including dispensing optician, insurance billing, patient coordinator and staff trainer. Recently, she transitioned to part time, concentrating on the accounting aspects of payables, receivables, payroll and insurance voucher processing. Brenda considers working with the fun staff as the most enjoyable part of her position.
Terra Whiteman returns to our practice after a five-year absence. She previously served as our dispensing technician but now comes back as our patient coordinator. Terra says she is glad to be back here with us and happy to be helping the community once again.
Dispensing optician Stephanie Lind has been with the practice since 2016 and is trained to select the correct frame, lenses, and lens options to optimize every patient’s vision needs and budget. She has completed Practical Training for Optician courses in 2016 and 2018 and enhances her skills every year with additional instructional seminars sponsored by Walman Optical. Additionally, she has been certified by Essilor Product Training in Transition light intelligence lenses. Insurance billing is the most challenging aspect of her job, but she says helping patients select new frames is the most fun part of her position.
Rubie and Oaklie
Office security is provided by Oaklie and Rubie, Dr. and Mrs. Chadwick's Boykin Spaniels. These “companionable gun dogs” were originally bred in South Carolina in the mid to late 1900’s and while still a pretty rare breed, they are gaining popularity in the northern and western parts of the US. Bred as small retrieving dogs especially suited for duck boats they are equally adept as upland bird hunting dogs, along with deer tracking and antler shed hunting. Their small size and winning personalities make them wonderful household companions and their versatile prey drive makes them a perfect hunting companion.
Patients love the girls and on the rare occasions that they have a day off many patients are not happy that they aren’t here. Oaklie is 8 years old and Rubie is 4, both dogs are very well behaved and have been coming to work since they were 10 weeks old. They consider barking at the UPS guy the most fun part of their job.
If you’d like more information about the Boykin breed we have a brochure in the lobby.