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Dr. William A. Newsom was born in Virginia in 1939. He attended Randolph-Macon College, attaining his Bachelor of Science degree in only three years before continuing on to the University of Virginia, graduating with his Medical Degree in 1964. He completed an extensive residency in ophthalmology that included specialized retinal training at the University of Iowa, finishing in 1969 after serving two years in the United States Air Force at the School of Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Newsom has been board-certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology since 1971 and is a current member of

 

the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, the Iowa Eye Association, and the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society. He was also chosen for certification in Cataract and Implant Surgery by the American Board of Eye Surgery. He has authored numerous research papers and taught as an assistant professor at Shands Teaching Hospital, University of Florida, during 1970 and 1971 before starting his private practice in Gainesville in 1971.  Dr. Newsom opened Eye Surgicenter in 1983 to offer area residents an alternative to the hospital setting for outpatient surgery. He lives in Gainesville with his wife Laurie and has raised four children. This community has been good to my family and me. It is my desire at Eye Surgicenter to serve it as best I can.

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Charles P. Sweeney originates from Columbus, Ohio. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University in 1989, graduating with honors in the liberal arts. He earned his Medical Degree from Ohio State University in 1993 and then completed a comprehensive ophthalmology residency at the University of Cincinnati in 1997.  After finishing residency, Dr. Sweeney completed his military obligation in the United States Army. From June, 1997, to July, 2000, he was stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas, the largest Army installation in the free world.  There he practiced comprehensive ophthalmology and

 

performed an extensive number of surgical procedures with an emphasis on cataract and refractive surgery. In August, 2000, he was transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, the home of Army Medicine, where he served as Director of Refractive Surgery and performed numerous LASIK, LASEK, and PRK procedures.  Dr. Sweeney is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology having become board-certified in 1998. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the Society of Military Ophthalmologists. Dr. Sweeney, his wife Susan and their two children are excited to call Gainesville home.

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Dr. Adam Anhalt grew up in a Chicago suburb and did his undergraduate work at Northeast Missouri State University. He attended the Indiana University School of Optometry, and upon graduation in 1990 served as an optometrist in the U.S. Air Force at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.  Dr. Anhalt and his family have resided in Gainesville since 1993. He is Treasurer of the North Central Florida Optometric Society and is a vision care provider for the Lion's Club.

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