Fall 2015 Newsletter

Bob Wolford

Bob Wolford

Bob Wolford, Grand Rapids Ophthalmology Executive Director, recently received the Michigan Medical Group Management Association “Administrator of the Year 2015” award. Congratulations, Bob, on winning this prestigious award!

GRO At Your Service, At Your Fingertips


Register with our patient portal and with the click of a button, access your electronic health record, share information with your primary care physician, schedule appointments, refill medications, ask billing questions and more! If you are a GRO patient, call 616.949.2600 to find out how to enroll.

Flex Spending

Fall Leaf

Now is a great time to plan ahead and use your flex dollars for LASIK, new glasses or cosmetic eyelid surgery.

New Lenses Define Your Eyes

Grand Rapids Ophthalmology now offers 1-day Acuvue® Define™ brand contact lenses, a whole new way to enhance the natural beauty of your eyes, for a brighter, more memorable you. Each of the three designs blends seamlessly with your eyes’ color and patterns for a look that’s as unique as you are. Talk with one of our eye care specialists about Define lenses to see if they are right for you.

To find out more go to: www.acuvue.com/define


Patient Testimonial

To Karen Devoll, Dr. Muallem and every last person on your amazing staff who works at GRO. Thank you so much for giving me my life and vision back!!!! Words cannot describe how grateful I am to see out of my right eye again. #1Down1ToGo #SeeYouSoon”

Keith H.


Phil VanderLugt, OD


We are excited to announce that Dr. Phil VanderLugt has moved back to Michigan to rejoin our team of experts. Dr. VanderLugt provides eye care for the whole family from routine eye exams and specialty contact lens fit to management of ocular disease and pre- and post-operative care. Dr. VanderLugt sees patients in our Walker and East Beltline locations.

Jennifer Sowers, OD


Dr. Sowers recently joined Grand Rapids Ophthalmology to provide comprehensive eye care for all ages, including pediatric and contact lens exams, pre- and post- operative medical exams, and management of ocular disease. She completed her Doctor of Optometry degree at Michigan College of Optometry after earning her undergraduate degree at Grand Valley State University. Dr. Sowers is a member of the West Michigan Optometric Association, Michigan Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.

Cindy Browne, RN


Cindy Browne has joined Skin Solutions by Grand Rapids Ophthalmology as an aesthetic nurse specialist. Cindy performs a wide variety of aesthetic procedures, including Botox® Cosmetic, Injectable Fillers, Permanent Cosmetics and Laser Skin Rejuvenation Services. Call 616.588.6550 or visit www.skinsolutionsgro.com today to schedule an appointment.

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