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Jon C. Kintner - Ophthalmologist in North Bend, OR
Jon C. Kintner, M.D.
I was born and raised in Arizona. Having graduated from High School in 1977, I left the Southwest and headed to Indiana where I attended Manchester College, a small liberal arts school. My father is a physician who I greatly admire, and it was my inside observations on his work, mental clarity and life ethic that lead me to pursue a degree in pre-med while in college. Following four years of college, I was accepted to Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine. Four years of medical school were punctuated by other major events including my marriage to Shirley Burns and becoming a father.

My interest in Ophthalmology was established early in my education when I had the opportunity to do some bench research at the Cleveland VA and took several elective rotations on the eye service while in medical school. Four additional years of training took place at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (internship) and University Hospitals of Cleveland where I received my specialty training in Ophthalmology. By the time my training in Ophthalmology was completed, we had grown to a family of five with three sons. Read more
Dennis E. Ottemiller - Ophthalmologist in North Bend, OR
Dennis E. Ottemiller, M.D.
Dennis E. Ottemiller, M.D. received his B.A. from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1987 from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. After an internship at Baptist Medical Centers, he was an emergency medicine physician at Cullman Medical Center in Alabama. He completed a three year ophthalmology residency at the University of Alabama. He joined Bay Eye Clinic in 1992.

Dr. Ottemiller and his wife Susan, a registered oncology nurse, have two children. They live in North Bend and enjoy running, biking, camping, snow sports, and other family-oriented activities on the coast.
Debra A. Graham - Ophthalmologist in North Bend, OR
Debra A. Graham, M.D.
Dr. Graham received her M.D. degree from University of California, Davis, in 1992. She completed her residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1996 and fellowship training in Corneal and Refractive Surgery at the Dean McGee Eye Institute in Oklahoma in 1997.

Dr. Graham joined Bay Eye Clinic in 1997, expanding the scope of cornea related services available in Oregon's Bay Area. She practices comprehensive ophthalmology with emphasis on cataract surgery, medical corneal disease, and selective corneal surgery.

Dr. Graham is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She received multiple honors and awards during her training including being elected to Phi Beta Kappa in college and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society during medical school. She conducted laboratory research in lens proteins, corneal nerves, and intraocular infections, as well as clinical surgical outcomes. Her research resulted in multiple article publications. She has given numerous presentations on various topics in ophthalmology. Read more
Jane Gilbert - Ophthalmologist in North Bend, OR
Jane Gilbert, M.D.
Jane Gilbert, M.D. received her B.S. and M.D. from the University of Arizona in Tucson, graduating from her medical school in 1999. After an internship at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, she completed her ophthalmology residency at Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, Oregon in 2003.

She joined Bay Eye Clinic in August, 2003 to practice general ophthalmology. Dr. Gilbert offers a wide range of services in medical and surgical ophthalmology, including cataract, glaucoma, and oculoplastic surgeries, and has a particular interest in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. She sees patients in North Bend, Florence, and Bandon.
Dr. Gilbert and her husband, William Witharm, live in North Bend with their two daughters. Dr. Gilbert enjoys cycling, travelling, and woodworking.
Daniel Y. Lee - Ophthalmologist in North Bend, OR
Daniel Y. Lee, M.D.
Dr. Lee received his B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University in 2007. He received his M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 2012. After an internship at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, he completed his ophthalmology residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland in 2016. He joined Bay Eye Clinic in 2016 to practice comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lee performs a wide range of procedures including cataract, glaucoma, and oculoplastic surgeries. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Lee enjoys hiking and traveling with his wife Linda. They live in Coos Bay, along with their dog Ella and cat Chloé.
John T. Flaxel - Ophthalmologist in North Bend, OR
John T. Flaxel, M.D.
When I started Bay Eye Clinic and Bay Optical Lab in July 1970, my goal was to provide the highest quality, up-to-date medical, surgical and optical eye care to the citizens of the South Coast area where I was born and raised and where my wife and I wanted to raise our family.

Although I retired after 40 years, I feel honored to have had the opportunity to serve and work towards those goals and to see the clinic expand and grow to include such excellent eye physicians and great individuals as Drs. Arthur Steele (now retired), Jon Kintner, Dennis Ottemiller, Debra Graham and Jane Gilbert. The clinic and community are also fortunate to have excellent staffs under the guidance of Norma Wood and Gayla Mitchell.

The doctors and staff are continuing the tradition of striving to deliver the best modern eye care and subspecialty care through our visiting specialists from Casey Eye Institute and Northwest Retina. The service to provide local eye care in Florence, Reedsport, Coquille, Bandon, Port Orford, Gold Beach and Brookings has been and continues to be a gratifying effort. Read more
Arthur F. S. Steele - Ophthalmologist in North Bend, OR
Arthur F. S. Steele, M.D.
Dr. Steele was born in Portland in 1944. He graduated from North Eugene High School, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon Medical School. He spent 2 years in the Indian Health Service in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the Viet Nam war. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Oregon in 1975, joining Dr. Flaxel in practice in North Bend.

The practice was blessed with success and growth, so the Bay Eye Clinic was founded at its present location in 1979. Over the years, the practice has matured into the center for medical and surgical eye care on the South Coast, with 4 outstanding physicians. It has been very gratifying to see the evolution of the clinic over the last 30 years.
Dr. Steele and his wife, Lynne, retired in 2005 and moved to Portland. He has 2 children and 7 grandchildren in the Portland area. He is an avid cyclist, keeps busy with a Christmas tree farm, and works part time for the VA in Portland. His 30 years of practice in the Bay Area will always be among his fondest memories.
We are very proud of our staff at Bay Eye Clinic, many of whom have been with us for over 20 years. From the receptionists to the ophthalmic technicians to the billing department, they are committed to providing you with excellent service.

Our receptionist staff includes Bryan, Lori, Tonda, and Jennifer. Jennifer helps you make your appointment. CJ will get your chart ready prior to your appointment. CJ also manages social media for Bay Eye Clinic. Jennifer, Tonda, and Lori will enter your information into the computer when you come for your appointment and Bryan will be at the checkout desk when you leave. Todd is working hard to digitize all of our paper records and will help you find the information you need.

Our 13 technicians are led by Dennis Hoop, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) and Mary Houghton, COA and Certified Ophthalmic Surgery Technician. Dennis has been at Bay Eye Clinic for over 18 years and has worked in Ophthalmology for over 27 years. Mary has been at Bay Eye Clinic for over 22 years. Linda, Gail, Lisa, Diana, Robyn, and Ted are Certified Ophthalmic Assistants, and Ellan, Liz, Taylor, Melissa, and Malia are Ophthalmic Assistants.

Bonnie and Jeremy are our contact lens technicians. Bonnie has been with Bay Eye Clinic for over 33 years and is a COA and a Certified Contact Lens Technician. Jeremy is also a Certified Contact Lens Technician. They are both trained to fit all types of contact lenses including those needed for medical reasons.

Our surgery counselor, Serena, will schedule your surgery and answer questions you have regarding your surgery. Serena will schedule surgeries to be performed at Bay Area Hospital, Peace Harbor Hospital, Lower Umpqua Hospital, Coquille Valley Hospital, Southern Coos General Hospital and Bay Eye Clinic.

Tina, Shirley, Sheila, Nancy, Deb, and Joan are in our billing department. Deb or Joan may contact you before your appointment in order to streamline your check-in process. If you call our billing office or come in with billing questions, you'll most likely talk with Nancy, Tina, or Shirley.

Bay Eye Clinic is managed by Mary Houghton who joined the clinic in 1992.
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