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SGEP Welcomes Dr. Wes Ross

Monday, August 5th, 2013 
   

RossWes Ross is a hometown boy.  He grew up on a cotton and peanut farm in South Georgia and graduated from Tift County High School in 1998.  But upon graduation, Ross left his native home to pursue his education.  After graduating from Valdosta State University, he went to medical school at Mercer University in Macon.  Following Mercer, Ross completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.  He always hoped to come back home, and now Wes Ross, M.D., is fulfilling that dream by joining South Georgia Eye Partners (SGEP) as an ophthalmologist.  A significant part of my training was at the VA hospital in Columbia.

“I really enjoyed working with the veterans, and found it to be one of the most rewarding parts of my residency,” says Ross.

Dr. Ross worked for Dr. Scott Petermann at SGEP after college, and he says that experience led him to pursue a career in ophthalmology.

“I’m really excited to be working with such a vibrant group of professionals that provide state-of-the-art eye care,” says Ross.  ”SGEP is reaching out to many of the rural communities around the area, and I want to be a part of that.”

South Georgia Eye Partners, with locations in Tifton, Valdosta and Douglas, includes Scott Petermann, M.D., board-certified ophthalmologist and Dr. Alan Peaslee, Dr. Eric Kolisz and Dr. Ann Patel, all board-certified optometrists.

Dr. Ross, a member of Tift Regional Medical Center’s medical staff, will perform many surgical procedures at TRMC as well as in Douglas at Coffee Regional Medical Center.  His area of focus is comprehensive ophthalmology including cataract surgery, glaucoma and diabetic eye care, pediatrics, iLasik, and other advanced procedures.

Ross and his wife, Shannon – who has her master’s degree in nursing and was a clinical instructor for USC’s School of Nursing – have two young sons, Jay (4) and Eli (18 months).  These two little reasons factored into the family’s decision to move home.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ross, call 229. 391.4180.


iLASIK Summer Special – Now’s the Time!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 
   

If you’ve been considering iLASIK surgery, now is the perfect time to act.  South Georgia Eye Partners’ Summer Special gives you $300 off regular price ($150 off each eye).  The summer special is valid if you have or schedule your surgery by September 30th.

For people who have refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, iLASIK surgery could be the solution.  The latest in laservision correction technology, iLASIK (laster-assisted in situ keratomileusis), uses a laser to cut the corneal flap instead of a traditional blade.

The result of iLASIK is a more precise, comfortable procedure for the patients.  The surgery is an outpatient procedure that effectively treats the refractive errors mentioned above.

iLASIK surgery might be a good option for you if you:

  • Want to decrease your dependence on glasses or contact lenses
  • Are free of eye disease
  • Have an appropriate refractive error

Dr. Scott Petermann with South Georgia Eye Partners performs iLASIK surgery in our Valdosta location and beginning this fall, Dr. Wes Ross will perform the surgery in Valdosta as well.  Consultations and post-operative care is available in all of our locations: Tifton, Valdosta and Douglas.  We are happy to answer any questions you might have in order to find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure.  For patients who aren’t candidates for iLASIK, we offer PRK.  Call us to make an appointment – you could be on your way to better eyesight in no time!