Dr. Scott McKim received his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Missouri-St Louis in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduation he entered into active duty in the United States Air Force. Most recently, he served as Commander of the 325th Medical Group at Tyndall Air Force Base. His career also includes numerous optometry positions and medical group executive staff positions. Dr. McKim is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Armed Forces Optometric Society, American Optometric Association, and the Florida Optometric Association. He specializes in comprehensive family eye care, contact lens fittings and diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.
Lisa A. McKim, O.D. received a B.S degree in Pre-Optometry from Southeast Missouri State University and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri–St Louis, School of Optometry. Dr. McKim brings a unique career experience, as a military spouse, having lived and worked in Montana, Colorado, Missouri, Germany, Florida, New Jersey, Virginia and Japan before joining the Eye Center team in 2018. She is a Board Certified Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (2002), a member of the Florida Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. McKim practices primary family eye care, including eye care for children and teens and adult routine eye exams.
Dr. McKim is married with two children and two dogs and enjoys traveling, being on the water and watching her daughter swim. She is also a member of the the Panama City Swim Team Board and President of the Mosley Swim and Dive Booster Club.
Paul E. Garland, M.D., Ophthalmologist, graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1981. After his internship at Tulane in 1982, he served as Second Lt. in the National Health Service Corps for 2 years. He then did his Ophthalmology residency from 1984-1987 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He then completed a fellowship in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive surgery at University of Texas Hermann Eye Center in 1987-88. He is board-certified and specializes in LenSx Custom Laser and No-shot, No-Stitch, microincision cataract surgery, as well as Oculoplastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He is the only fellowship trained eye plastic surgeon in Bay County. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Florida Medical Association, and the Bay County Medical Society, to name a few. After practicing 14 years in Tallahassee and Colorado, he joined The Eye Center practice in 2002.
Mark S. Jones, O.D. received his undergraduate degree from Columbus State University in Georgia in 1977 and graduated from the University of Alabama Birmingham in 1988. He did his postdoctoral training at Jacksonville/Piedmont Eye Clinics in 1988 and was named in Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities. He belongs to Bay County Optometric Society, Florida Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and SECO. Dr. Jones began has been serving our community since he began practicing with Newberry Eye Clinic in 1988. He specializes in family eye health, contact lenses, and ocular pathology.
Jeffrey R. Pyne, D.O. received his first Bachelor of Science in neurophysiology from Allegheny College in 1982. After graduation he enrolled in the Illinois College of Optometry and received a second bachelor of science in visual science in 1984, and a doctorate of optometry in 1986. He attended medical school at Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois where he completed his internship at the Chicago Osteopathic Hospital in 1991 and subsequently completed his residency in medical and surgical ophthalmology at the Saint James Medical and Health Centers in 1994. Dr. Pyne completed his fellowship in retinal and vitreous surgery at the Retinal Institute in Saint Petersburg, Florida in 1995. He belongs to the following medical professional societies: American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Osteopathic Association, Bay County Medical Society, American College of Osteopathic Ophthalmologists, Head & Neck Surgeons. Dr. Pyne is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology. His specialties are numerous and include: Medical and surgical treatment of macular degeneration, medical and surgical treatment of diabetic eye disease, hypertension related to eye disease, and the treatment of glaucoma. He has been a member of the Eye Center physicians since 2003.
David J. Edinger, O.D. graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1977 with a degree in biology. He then graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Tennessee in 1981. He did his postdoctoral training at St. Luke’s Eye Institute, Wesley Jesson Research Contact Lens Clinic, and Pacific University Optometry School in 1981. Dr. Edinger is a Board Certified Optometrist. He has been serving our community since his partnership with Newberry Eye Clinic in 1981. He specializes in difficult contact lens fittings, ocular disorders, eye diseases, and low vision. He is a member of the Bay County Optometric Society, Florida Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association.
Bret L. Fisher, M.D. graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1982 and then Duke University School of Medicine with Honors in 1986. Dr. Fisher performed an internship in General Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, following which he completed his Ophthalmology residency at the world renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While at Wills, Dr. Fisher and his residency class authored the first edition of the Wills Eye Manual, the best selling book in ophthalmology. Dr. Fisher joined Newberry Eye Clinic in Panama City, Florida as Medical Director and Attending Surgeon in 1993. Following the merger of Newberry Eye Clinic with two other practices, Dr. Fisher became the Medical Director of the newly created Eye Center of North Florida in 2000 and has held that position, as well as the position of Medical Director of The Laser and Surgery Center, the free standing ambulatory surgery center of the Eye Center of North Florida, since their opening.
Dr. Fisher specializes in refractive cataract surgery, including femtosecond laser assisted surgery and multifocal, Toric, and accommodative intraocular lens implants. Dr. Fisher was the first surgeon in the state of Florida to perform femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, and his practice had the first LenSx femtosecond laser in Florida. Dr. Fisher also performs advanced custom LASIK utilizing a femtosecond laser for flap creation, and was one of the first five physicians in the United States to perform these procedures using the Zeimer femtosecond laser.
At the Eye Center of North Florida, Dr. Fisher has also established an active clinical research department, and he and his staff have participated in many important studies, including the FDA trials for new multifocal and Toric multifocal intraocular lens implants, as well as pharmaceutical trials for post-cataract inflammation, dry eye, and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Fisher travels widely and frequently lectures on advances in cataract surgery and other topics.
Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and certified in Cataract and Implant Surgery and LASIK by the American College of Eye Surgeons, as well as an active member of ASCRS, Dr. Fisher is always up to date on the newest ideas, concepts, and technologies in ophthalmology. He serves as a consultant to industry and a teacher and mentor to his fellow surgeons. The Eye Center is nationally recognized as a cataract surgery center of excellence and frequently hosts visiting surgeons from across the US and the world.
When he is not working at the clinic or lecturing, Dr. Fisher enjoys spending time at home on his farm with his wife Katie and their three children.
Anthony L. Aker, O.D. received his B.S. degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1977 and his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Tennessee in 1981. He is a member of the Bay County Optometric Society, Florida Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association. He began serving our community with Newberry Eye Clinic in 1981. He specializes in eye care for children and teens, adult routine eye exams, contact lenses and treatment of eye diseases.
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