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  • Dr.-Kim Baxter

    Dr. Kim Baxter

    Dr. Baxter is a native of North Platte. He graduated Cum Laude from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1980 and stared his solo practice that same year in North Platte, Three years later, he formed a partnership with Dr. James TenEyck who retired a few years later. Prior to Dr. Ten Eyck’s retirement, Dr. O’Connor joined the practice and several years later Dr. Scott French became the third partner at Complete Eye Care Associates.

    Dr. Baxter is a member and past-president of the Nebraska Optometric Association. His past professional honors include Nebraska’s “Optometrist of the Year” and the NOA’s “Distinguished Service Award”. In 2007, Dr. Baxter was appointed by the governor to represent his profession as a member of Nebraska’s Board of Optometry and is currently serving as Chairman of this four member board.

    Dr. Baxter has also been a very active volunteer in his community. He has served in leadership positions for NebraskaLand Days, North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way, City Planning Commission, Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation and the North Platte Rotary Club. He is active as a music minister in his church and currently serves as a mentor, local board member and state board member for the TeamMates Mentoring Program. Dr. Baxter and his wife Nancy have two children.

  • Dr.-Scott-French

    Dr. Scott French

    Dr. French was born and raised in North Platte, NE. He graduated for the University of Indiana College of Optometry in 1995. He practiced in O’Neill, Nebraska for two years before returning to North Platte where he joined Complete Eye Care Associates in 1997. Dr. French is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Nebraska Optometric Association and has served on various NOA committees. He has served as President of the North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Nebraskaland Days, and President of his church council. He currently serves as President on the North Platte Community College Foundation board and Immediate Past-President of the North Platte Ambassadors. Dr. French and his wife Sherry have two children.

  • Dr.-Jeff-O'Connor

    Dr. Jeff O'connor

    Dr. O’Connor was born and raised in North Platte, NE. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1983 and from the Illinois School of Optometry in Chicago in 1987. He returned to North Platte and entered practice with Dr. Baxter, thus forming Complete Eye Care Associates. He is a member of the Nebraska Optometric Association and has been a member of the American Optometric Association for 25 years. Dr. O’Connor has been a very active volunteer in his community, serving as President of Sertoma, President of Nebraskaland Days, two years as chairman of the Red Cross, on the Board of Directors of the Development Corporation of North Platte, on the Board of Directors of the Catholic School Endowment, and on the Board of Directors of the North Platte Ambassadors. Dr. O’Connor and his wife Robyn have three children.

  • Carmen-Erickson

    Carmen Erickson

    Frame Stylist and Technician/Lab Manager

    Carmen graduated from Mid Plains Community College in North Platte with a diploma in Optometric Assisting in 1982. She immediately went to work for an ophthalmologist here in town and was employed there until 1997 when she joined Complete Eye Care Associates. Carmen enjoys helping our patients with their eyewear needs and has a high level of expertise in all areas of the lab. She is particularly skilled at trouble-shooting, assisting our patients in finding the best lens design solution for their individual needs.

  • Deana-Richardson

    Deana Richardson

    Front Office/Insurance

    Deana joined our practice in 2004.  Prior to that she was in retail and customer service. Deana helps with various front office duties, including insurance posting, phone calls and appointments, checking in patients, and many other aspects of that department.

  • Diana-Hill

    Diana Hill

    Frame Technician and Stylist

    Diana joined our practice in 2003.  Diana particularly enjoys the fashion aspect of our industry, helping patients to find the hottest new frame style that best suits them. She also does the majority of the cutting and edging of lenses in our in-house lab.

  • Dixie-Gries

    Dixie Gries

    Frame Technician and Stylist

    Dixie joined our practice in 1976 after graduating from Mid Plains Community College with a degree in Optometric Assisting. Dixie is highly skilled in all areas of frame selection, styling, adjustments and repair. Her many years of optometric experience enables her to anticipate our patients’ needs and helps them to select the frame and lens design best suited to their lifestyle.

  • Juli-Deterding

    Juli Deterding

    Contact Lens Specialist

    Juli already had 2 years of optometric experience before joining our practice in 2002, and worked in customer service and sales prior to that. Juli is skilled at and enjoys working with new contact lens fittings and also the challenges of fitting the presbyopic patient.

  • Kelly-Travis

    Kelly Travis CPOA, NCLE

    Contact Lens Specialist/Department Manager

    Kelly joined our practice in 1987 after graduating from Mid-Plains Community college with a degree in Optometric Assisting. Kelly is certified by the American Optometric Association and the National Contact Lens Examiners. Kelly has a high level of expertise in fitting all types of contact lenses, including bifocal contact lenses and specialized lenses for diseases such as Keratoconus. She has served on the Nebraska Paraoptometric Section board as Secretary, President Elect, President and Past President, and has been awarded “ Paraoptometic Of The Year” for the state of Nebraska.

  • Loretta-Randolph

    Loretta Randolph

    Front Office Manager

    Loretta has been with our office since 2009. She has over 10 years of experience in medical insurance billing and is dedicated to providing quality and efficient service to our patients.

  • Mikala-Miller

    Mikala Miller

    Pre-Test Technician

    Mikala received her Associate of Science degree from Mid Plains Community College in 2008. Before joining our practice in 2009 she worked in sales and customer service at a large retailer here in North Platte. Mikala enjoys the ever-changing facets of Optometry and likes learning something new every day.

  • Penny-Adkisson

    Penny Adkisson ABO, CPOA

    Frame Technician and Stylist

    Penny is a North Platte native and began her optical career in 1994. She joined our practice in 2000 and is certified by the American Optometric Association and the American Board of Opticianry. Penny values all aspects of her job and is especially skilled in frame repair and adjustments. She particularly enjoys working with children, helping them pick out their first pair of glasses! Penny has served on the Nebraska Paraoptometric Section Board as President-Elect, President and Past-President.

  • Rose

    Rose

    Pre-Test Technician

    Rose graduated in 1992 with a degree in Optometric Assisting from Mid Plains Community College here in North Platte.  Rose worked in the Optometric field for 10 years prior to joining our practice in 2012, and she is skilled in all aspects of preliminary testing including OCT scans and OptoMap fundus photos.  Rose enjoys the ever-changing field of Optometry and providing the best patient care possible.

  • Regina-McConnell

    Regina McConnell

    Pre-Test Technician

    Regina graduated from Mid Plains Community College in 1974 with a degree in Optometric Assisting. She worked in the optometric field for 12 years before joining Complete Eye Care Associates in 1997. She is skilled in all areas of preliminary testing procedures, including OptoMap fundus photos and OCT retinal scans. She enjoys working with our patients and helping them to receive quality and thorough eye examinations.

  • twila_madsen

    Twila Madsen

    Contact Lens Specialist

    Twila has been in the Optometric field for over 28 years, all of them at our office! Her many years of experience make her invaluable with dealing with our diverse population of contact lens patients, from children to baby boomers. A modified monovision contact lens wearer herself, she is especially skilled at finding that right combination for the presbyopic patient.