Because there are so many beautiful things to see in this world.
Jason W. Dimmig M.D.
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Dr. Dimmig enjoys Idaho's Backcountry

Dr. Dimmig grew up outside Reading, Pennsylvania. He graduated with high honors in Biochemistry from Middlebury College in Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts. After taking a year off to be a ski bum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, he attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. He graduated in 2001 with honors.

Dr. Dimmig trained in ophthalmology at the University of California Davis, graduating in 2005. He has been with Bend Ophthalmology since that time. Dr. Dimmig specializes in cataract and glaucoma surgeries as well as functional Blepharoplasty and lid surgery. He is now performing canaloplasty, a state of the art minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. He also has an interest in 3rd world ophthalmology and has volunteered his surgical skills in Guatemala and most recently Ethiopia to help cure blinding cataracts and glaucoma.

In his spare time, Dr. Dimmig enjoys skiing, biking, climbing and fishing. He and his wife Christy now spend much of their free time with their son Bodie, and daughter, Sela.

Scott X. Stevens M.D.
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Dr. Stevens enjoying a little bass fishing.

Dr. Stevens grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin (Yes, He is a Packer Fan). He completed his Bachelor of Science Biology degree at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside with high honors. Medical School was completed with honors at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1986. St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was the location where he accomplished his Internship. This was followed by a three-year post-doctorate corneal research fellowship at the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute (University of Oklahoma) in Oklahoma City. The primary focus of this time was spent on the development of the Excimer Laser for refractive surgery. Additional research interests included the treatment of severe eye infections with newly developed antibiotics. He trained in Ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He then traveled to the University of South Florida (Tampa) to complete a Cornea and External Disease/ Refractive Surgical Fellowship in 1994. Dr Stevens stayed at the University of South Florida as an Assistant Professor until moving to Bend, Oregon to join Bend Ophthalmology in 1998. He left the University as an Associate Clinical Professor. He has numerous publications in professional journals.

Dr. Stevens specializes in the treatment of corneal diseases including corneal transplantation. He is experienced in the use of INTACS for the treatment of Keratoconus. Dr. Stevens has been an instructor for LASIK since 1996. He also performs functional Blepharoplasty and lid surgery as well.

He volunteers time with committee work at St. Charles Medical Center and with the Boy Scouts. Dr. Stevens in his spare time likes to be with wife, Chanel and their two children. When not consumed by the rigors of an active family, he enjoys all outdoor activities especially hiking, fishing, and camping.

John P. Berreen, M.D.
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Dr. Berreen tackles Bridal Veil falls in Telluride, CO.

Dr. Berreen grew up in Central Vermont, attending Union College in upstate New York, where he graduated with honors in Physics. He then completed his MD at the University of Vermont, becoming a member of the Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. After a medical internship and ophthalmology residency at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, he spent time working for the Indian Health Service in Arizona, practiced for several years in Alaska, and joined the staff of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center before completing a two year medical and surgical retina fellowship at Yale Medical Center.

In 2000, Dr. Berreen brought the first full-time retinal practice to Central Oregon, starting a surgical retina program at St. Charles Medical Center. Due to the toll a surgical retina practice can take on the spine, he now focuses on the diagnosis and medical treatment of retinal disease, with an emphasis on macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, vascular occlusions, retinal tears and ocular inflammation. His guiding philosophies include an individualized and integrative approach to each patient, treating eye disease in the context of the whole person’s illnesses and needs, communicating whenever possible with each patient’s other health care providers.

In his spare time, when not sprinting after his two year old daughter, Callie, he enjoys photography, alpinism, mixed ice/rock climbing, skiing and mountain-biking.

Graham A. Balcer, O.D.
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Dr. Balcer enjoying the winter amenities of central Oregon.

Dr. Balcer grew up outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry. Of course, he continues to bleed purple and gold for his beloved LSU Tigers’ football. After undergrad, Dr. Balcer spent some time doing research in field of developmental molecular neurobiology at LSU Health Science Center. He received his doctorate in 2006 from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Balcer is currently a member of the American Optometric Association and Oregon Optometric Physicians Association. He has also served time on the boards of the local Lions Club and the La Pine Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Balcer takes pride in providing personalized comprehensive eye care to each one of his patients. He focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, contact lens care, pediatrics, as well as any other primary eye care need.

Dr. Balcer and his wife, Darcy, love all of what Central Oregon has to provide. In his off time he enjoys snowboarding, golf, hiking, fishing, rafting, and mountain biking.

Nancy M. Bonetto , O.D.
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Nancy enjoys the Bend area with her family.

Nancy McKrell Bonetto graduated from Southern California College of Optometry In 1997 and practiced for nearly a decade at the Bend Memorial Clinic. Nancy took a couple years away from full time practice to help raise her three children.

Nancy enjoys all aspects of optometry and ophthalmology care and has a particular interest in international ophthalmology. Since 2007, she has enjoyed travelling to Guatemala with a Bend medical team to provide eye care.

When not seeing patients at Bend Ophthalmology, Nancy is compelled by a full life with her husband, Michael and 3 children, Nate, Ben , and Kate . Nancy feels very fortunate that she gets to call Central Oregon her home and enjoys all things it has to offer, including skiing and mountain biking.