GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., September 6, 2017 – Grand Rapids Ophthalmology (GRO) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Tholen to its growing team of medical professionals. She is the latest in GRO’s continued commitment to providing patients superior treatment with its expansive team of ophthalmologists and optometrists.
“Dr. Tholen’s keen ability to connect with patients of all ages and her wide range of clinical experience makes her an excellent addition,” said Bill Hughson, Chief Executive Officer of GRO.
Dr. Tholen received her Doctor of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry and is a graduate of the University of Iowa. Most recently, she was an Optometrist with Burke-McLoughlin Eye Associates in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Her experience includes fitting a variety of contact lenses, post-operative care, managing pathology, and treating myopia progression and amblyopia. Dr. Tholen provides comprehensive eye care ranging from routine examinations to full-scope Optometry to patients of all ages, including children as young as 6 months. She is currently accepting new patients.
About Grand Rapids Ophthalmology (GRO)
Founded in 1982, Grand Rapids Ophthalmology is the largest fully-integrated eye care medical group in West Michigan. It offers a full suite of eye care services from routine eye exams, contact lenses and glasses, to the most advanced medical and surgical treatments such as LASIK, cataract, cornea, retina, glaucoma, oculoplastics, pediatric, and both cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery. GRO employs the largest number of eye care specialists and professionals in the region: 11 ophthalmologists, 19 optometrists, 40 certified opticians, and 300 support staff in 12 locations throughout West Michigan.
About Sterling Partners
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