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Doctor & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctor and staff who make Pacific Eye Clinic the leading provider of vision care products and services in Pacific County.

Dr. JefferyJeffrey S. Nevitt OD

Dr. Nevitt did his undergraduate work at the University of Washington and received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Pacific University College of Optometry in 1983. He completed a Preceptorship at the Seattle Indian Health Clinic in 1983 and entered into Private Practice in the field of Optometry in Raymond and also Ilwaco, Washington in the same year. Practicing in a rural community with no other eye care provider within 30 miles he is facile in all areas of eye care, but his areas of special interest lie in the treatment of eye injuries and disease. His professional interests are also in specialty contact lens fittings, dry eye treatment, refractive surgery, and especially listening to the needs of his patients.

He is a member of the Optometric Physicians of Washington (OPW) and the American Optometric Association (AOA). He is a past President of the Willapa River Lions Club and is a past President of the Olympic Optometric Association. His past affiliations include: Board member of the Legislative Division of the Washington Association of Optometric Physicians (WAOP), Legislative Key Person Coordinator for the WAOP, Chairman of the WAOP Rural Health Committee, as well as a member of the WAOP Hospital Privileges Committee.

He resides in Raymond, Washington with his wife Kristine and enjoys backpacking, white water rafting, canoeing, jogging, racquetball, and downhill skiing.


Jodi

Jodi Wheeler CPOC, Insurance Specialist

Jodi Wheeler has been working in the medical field for over 30 years and has been with the Pacific Eye Clinic for over 20 of those years. She is our Insurance Billing Specialist and is an expert in insurance coding and electronic billing. Her expertise enables us to make sure all of our patients get the proper level of reimbursement due to them from their insurance companies for both medical and vision examinations. She attends continuing education on a regular basis and is also a certified Paraoptometric Coder.

Jodi loves to spend time with her family and enjoys gardening, riding quads on the dunes and is very clever at anything crafty.


Linda Andrews (CPO), Paraoptometric Assistant and Optical Assistant

Linda is a wonderful part of our team as she is multi-skilled in patient work-up, reception and helping with your eye wear needs.  You may see her bright smile greeting you at the reception desk or taking you back for pre-testing and patient workup. She is enthusiastic about learning all aspects of our Optometric services and is soon to complete further education.  She enjoys riding her motorcycle (yes, its fast..) – loves adventures, adrenaline sports, and hiking with her husband and Siberian husky (chowder).  She also speaks Laotian.

 

 

 


Melinda Young (CPO), Paraoptometric Assistant, Office Admin and Billing

Melinda is patient care focused and that is reflected through her years of dedicated care in the Chiropractic field. She has served with the Dept of Veteran Affairs as a patient advocate and loves to continue to help patients get the top of the line care they need.  She is trained in specialty testing, patient workup and billing with a smattering of general office skills, making her a asset in a office (we’re just thankful it’s our office!).  Some of Melinda’s hobbies include hunting and fishing but especially loves spending time with her family.  She’s a “can do” kind of gal and will tackle everything from welding or fixing her truck to cooking.

 


India Williams (CPO), Optical Consultant and Paraoptometric Assistant

India has embraced the Optical area with her infectious enthusiasm and great eye for what will have you looking fabulous and seeing as well as you can.  She comes to us with retail and service industry experience and is very excited about her career as our Optical Consultant.  She enjoys hiking and outdoor activities, painting and DIY projects and loves to go shopping!

 

 

 

 


Blanca Medina

Blanca Medina (CPO), Accounting, Paraoptometric Assistant, and Optical Assistant

Blanca is bilingual speaking Spanish as well as English to accommodate our Hispanic community and has also completed her Associate of Arts degree in Accounting.  Her lovely smile will greet you as you check in with us, or just have a question, repair or dispense.  She may also be on the billing desk or patient work-up.  Multi-skilled!  Blanca also helps us out with managing our accounts.  She enjoys drawing and spending time with her family.

 

 


Crystal Gomez (CPO), Reception and Paraoptometric Assistant

Crystal comes to us with 6yrs medical reception experience and is excited to explore and learn the vast and ever changing world the Optometry field has to offer becoming skilled in multiple areas within our office.  She is bilingual, speaking Spanish and English and has a goal to provide excellent customer service.  She enjoys spending time with her 2 boys, her family and also loves to exercise.

 

 

 

 


Yvette Appel, Ilwaco office administrator 

Yvette is our awesome new addition to our Ilwaco Office. She has spent many years in customer service in the health care field. She brings a up beat positive personality to our peninsula office. She is eager to learn the optometry. She recently moved from Salem Oregon down to beautiful Surfside with her husband and has two beautiful daughters. She spends her off time enjoying the great out doors doing hiking, bicycling, and long beach walks (when weather permits).