Dr. Bethany Whitesell is Missouri Eye Institute’s optometrist providing primary eye care and post-operative care in Joplin and Springfield. Dr. Whitesell was previously employed with the VA Center in Springfield (formerly Mount Vernon). Dr. Whitesell graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then went to the University of Missouri-St Louis College of Optometry and completed a residency in primary care at the VA Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Dr. Whitesell serves as an adjunct Professor of Optometry at Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry.
Dr. Whitesell is well trained in anterior and posterior segment disease management, as well as anterior segment laser and minor lid procedures. In her role as the residency program supervisor at the VA, Dr. Whitesell has supervised and provided clinical instruction in patient care to many resident optometrists. Additionally, Dr. Whitesell has served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.
Dr. Whitesell’s time away from the office includes spending time with her husband and two children, being outdoors, and helping on the family farm.
Very professional and friendly. I have been here twice in the last two years and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Staff was informative and caring. They explained what to expect at every step of the procedure. Lots of caring and information.
The entire staff at MEI was very kind and professional. I highly recommend them for your eye care. Very friendly!