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Dr. Kenneth M. Kilgore M.D.

Education:

Undergraduate: University of Houston (TX) 1978-1982

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • Major: Vision Science
  • Minor: Biology

Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 1982-1986 

  • Degree: Doctor of Medicine
  • Date of Graduation: May 1986

Post Graduate Training:

  • Internship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 1986-1987 
  • Residency: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 1987-1990

Board Certification:

  • Fellow, American Board of Ophthalmology 
  • Board Certified in Ophthalmology, November 1991

Medical Practice:

  • Medical License, Arkansas, License Number C-7109 
  • Medical License, Florida 
  • Sneed Eye Clinic, General and Surgical Ophthalmology, 1990-1992
  • Private Solo Practice, General and Surgical Ophthalmology, April 1992 to Present 
  • Active Staff Privileges at Baxter Regional Hospital, Mountain Home, AR since 1990 
  • Consulting Staff Privileges at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, Harrison, AR since 1990 
  • Active Staff Privileges at Harrison Surgery Center, LLC, Harrison, AR 72601 since 2005 
  • Active Staff Privileges at Harrison Surgery Center, LLC, Mountain Home, AR 72653 since 2006

Society Memberships:

  • Arkansas Medical Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • Baxter County Medical Society

Honors:

  • Elected Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1986

Community and Organization Activities:

  • Newton County Resource Council, Life Member Jasper, AR

Continuing Medical Education:

  • 2005 - 50 Hours

  • 2006 - 48 hours

  • 2007 - 48 hours

  • 2008 - 50 hours

  • 2009 - 48 hours 

  • 2010 - 48 hours 

  • 2011 - 40 hours 

  • 2012 - 40 hours

  • 2013 - 40 hours

  • 2014 - 26 hours

  • 2015 - 28 hours

  • 2016 - 22 hours

  • 2017 - 26 hours

     


Dr. Alice R. Laule, M.D.

Education:

Undergraduate: California Lutheran University

  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • Major: Biology
  • Year of Graduation: 1969

Medical School: University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 

  • Degree: Doctor of Medicine
  • Year of Graduation: 1976

Post Graduate Training:

Internship: Baptist Medical Center, Little Rock, AR 

  • Year Completed: 1977

Residency: University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 

  • Year Completed: 1981

Medical Practice:

  • Medical License, Arkansas, License Number C-5133


Dr. Ethan Wright, M.D.

Education:

Undergraduate: Freed-Hardeman University (TN) 1994-1998      

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • Major: Biology

Medical School:  University of Missouri–School of Medicine, Columbia  2000-2004

  • Degree: Doctor of Medicine
  • Year of Graduation: 2004

Post Graduate Training:

  • Internship: Scott & White Ophthalmology Internship/Texas A&M Central Texas Veteran’s Hospital 2004-2005
  • Residency: Scott & White Ophthalmology Residency/Texas A&M Central Texas Veteran’s Hospital 2005-2008

Board Certification:

  • Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Board Certified in Ophthalmology, Process Completed June 2010

Medical Practice:

  • Medical License, Arkansas, License Number E-5537
  • Active Staff Privileges at Baxter Regional Hospital, Mountain Home, AR since 2008
  • Active Staff Privileges at Harrison Surgery Center, LLC, Harrison, AR 72601 since 2008
  • Active Staff Privileges at Harrison Surgery Center, LLC, Mountain Home, AR 72653 since 2008

Society Memberships:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Physician Honor Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Resident Membership
  • Arkansas Medical Society

Honors:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Physician Honor Society
  • American College of Physicians American Society of Internal Medicine Award for Excellence in Physical Diagnosis, 2002
  • John Aure Buesseler MD Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology, 2004

Publications:

  • Hainsworth DP, Katz ML, Sanders DA, Sanders DN, Wright EJ, Sturek M. Retinal Capillary Basement Membrane Thickening in a Porcine Model of Diabetes Mellitus. Comparative Medicine. 52:523-529, December      2002.

Research Experience:

  • Wright EJ, Eshbaugh CG, Vold SD, Hollingsworth MF. Randomized Prospective Comparison of Outcomes with ReSTOR® versus ReZoom® Pseudoaccommodative Intraocular Lenses. Scott & White Hospital/Texas A&M School of Medicine.

Continuing Medical Education

 

  • 2008       30 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2009       30 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2010       30 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2011       30 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2012       30 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2013       30 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2014       30 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2015       30 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2016       30 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2017       31 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


Abe. Akel Jr., O.D.

Education:

Undergraduate: Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • Major: Biology
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • Year of Graduation: 1969

Medical School: Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN

  • Degree: Doctor of Optometry
  • Year of Graduation: 1973

Medical Practice:

  • Medical License, Arkansas License Number 2002


Dr. Kari Priborsky, OD

Born and raised in Cotter, Arkansas, Optometrist, Kari Priborsky, earned her optometry degree at the University 
of Missouri - St. Louis.

Her specialty is hard to fit contact lens patients.

She offers late appointments on Wednesday

Dr. Priborsky lives in Mountain Home.

Education
Cotter High School (Valedictorian), 1987-1991
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, 1991-1995 (B.S. Zoology)
North Arkansas Community College, Summer 1998
University of MO-St. Louis School of Optometry, MO, 1995-1999

Externships
Missouri Eye Institute, St. Louis, MO, Summer 1998
Scott Air Force Base, Bellville, IL, Fall 1998
Becherer, Becherer, & Associates, Bellville, IL, Winter 1998
O' Donnell Eye Institute, St. Louis, MO, Spring 1999



Dr. David Schwarz, OD

CURRICULUM VITAE
1987-1991 Doctor of Optometry, Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN
1984-1986 Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
1977-1981 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA


CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES
American Board of Optometry, Diplomate, 2012-Present
Mississippi State Board of Optometry, 1996-Present
Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Optometry, 1991-Present

ASSOCIATIONS
American Optometric Association
Mississippi Optometric Association
New Orleans Contact Lens Society




Steven T. Rae, O.D.

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Missouri State University, Springfield, MO 
     
    • Year of Graduation: 1987
       
  • Medical School: University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 
     
    • Degree: Doctor of Optometry
       
    • Year of Graduation: 1992

Medical Practice:

  • Medical License, Arkansas License Number 2441

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