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Stephen Mitchell, O.D. is a native of Louisville, Mississippi. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to optometry school, Dr. Mitchell received his bachelor's degree in Biology from Mississippi State University. He has completed externships at The Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry, Eye Care Associates in Laurel, and at the Yukon Kuskokwim Health corporation in Bethel, Alaska. These externships have given him valuable experience in all areas of practice including primary care, pediatrics, geriatrics, and disease management. Prior to graduation from SCO, he received the Southern Council of Optometrists Clinical Excellence Award. He is certified in the use of diagnostic and therapeutic drugs to treat various ocular conditions. He is a member of both the American and Mississippi Optometric Association.
Andrew Mitchell, O.D is a native of Louisville, Mississippi. Dr. Mitchell graduated high school from Winston Academy. He attended Mississippi State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with Magna Cum Laude honors. Dr. Mitchell then went on to complete optometry school at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee and furthered his training with an externship at The Eye Center of The Southern College of Optometry, Campbell Cunningham & Taylor Eye Care Center in Knoxville, Tennessee and Eye Care Associates in Laurel, Mississippi. He is an active member of both the Mississippi Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. When he is not practicing optometry, Dr. Mitchell enjoys the outdoors including activities such as hunting, hiking, kayaking and running.
Jessica is the wife of Dr. Stephen Mitchell and is the Clinic Administrator here at Mitchell Eye Care. Stephen and Jessica have two precious sons, Carter and Parker. Jessica oversees all administrative tasks for the clinic, manages patient accounts, and handles insurance billing and reconciliation. She enjoys volunteering in the community as an ambassador for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and a member of the Junior Auxiliary of Starkville. Stephen and Jessica are active members of First Baptist Church of Starkville where they serve in the children’s ministry. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family. Her greatest joy is found in being a “boy mom” and attending every baseball and soccer game!
Beth is our Patient Access Representative and handles scheduling, precertification of insurance, and all prep-work for future appointments. She is a native of Louisville, MS where she resides with her husband, Rusty. She is the mother of Drs. Stephen and Andrew Mitchell and has been with our clinic since we opened in 2018. Beth is a graduate of Louisiana State University, and a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville. In her downtime, she enjoys gardening or any type of yardwork. She has a special interest in history, and you can often find her reading a good non-fiction book.
Penny is one of our wonderful Opticians, who has worked with us since we opened in 2018 and has over 30 years of experience in optometry. Penny is from Louisville, where she resides with her husband, Jay, and her 17-year-old Pekingese, Max. Penny is from a family who “bleeds maroon”. She is one of nine children who all attended Mississippi State University and was part of the famous maroon band for all 4 years there. In her time away from Mitchell Eye Care, she enjoys antiquing with her sisters and attending MSU sporting events. Penny stated, “My favorite thing about working at Mitchell Eye Care is the family environment that we have and the special bonds we make with all of our patients!” We are so grateful for Penny and are not sure what we would do without her!
Angela is another of our amazing Opticians and has been with us since 2020. She has been working in optometry for almost 30 years. She currently resides in Louisville, MS with her husband, Randy, and is a mother of two grown children, Dawn and Drew. She is a grandmother of 5 who thoroughly enjoys her time with her family. She is a member of Doty Springs Baptist Church where she serves as a Pianist. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, crafting, and decorating. She stated, “My favorite parts of working at Mitchell Eye Care are the bonds we have with each other and our patients, the fun we have that keeps it from feeling like “work”, and the quality of care that we strive to give our patients.” Angela has been such a blessing to our clinic!
Lily is our lovely Receptionist and is sure to always greet you with a smile and kindness when you arrive at our clinic. She is a first-generation college student who graduated from MSU in the spring of 2022 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Though she was born in Peru, she has spent most of her life in Ridgeland, MS. She currently resides in Starkville with her two dogs, Kilo and Kane. Lily is bilingual, with fluency in English and Spanish. She loves being able to use her fluency in Spanish to help others feel heard and understood. She greatly enjoys spending time with her family because they are the ones who she cherishes most. Lily stated, “Mitchell Eye Care has felt like home since the day that I first walked through the doors. I am so thankful for my coworkers who have now become family!”
Briana is one of our Paraoptometric Technicians who truly has a passion for healthcare and helping people. On top of her duties as a technician, she also handles contact lens orders and performs special testing when needed. She is originally from Brandon, MS and is one of four children. She has lived in Starkville for 6 years with her dog, Grizzly, and attends Pinelake Church. Briana attended Mississippi University for Women where she studied healthcare administration and business management. In her downtime, she enjoys trips to the mountains, anything outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends!
Rachel has worn many hats here at Mitchell Eye Care, currently assisting as one of our Optometric Scribes. She has a passion for Optometry and has made it her mission to learn as much as possible since day-one with our clinic! She is originally from Conway, AR and is a senior at Mississippi State this year, majoring in Biochemistry. Rachel plans to further her education by pursuing her Doctor of Optometry degree at UAB next fall. She enjoys spending her down time with her sweet fur baby, Milo, and her fiancé, Noah. Rachel stated, “Our group at Mitchell Eye Care has been my support system through the last couple of years. They are like my bonus family here in Starkville!” We are so excited for Rachel’s future success but are already sad that she will be leaving us next year!
Anna Beth is another of our Paraoptometric Technicians. She keeps our days fun with her bright and peppy personality! Anna Beth grew up in Nashville, TN and is currently attending Mississippi State University, pursuing a degree in Communication. She currently lives here in Starkville with her husband, Austin, and truly loves being a part of this town. They are active members of First Baptist Church of Starkville, where they held their wedding ceremony last year! Anna Beth and Austin have one pet, a sweet little lab named Freya. She stated, “I love that I have been invited into Mitchell Eye Care just like a member of the family. I have made lifelong friends and have such a loving community here at the clinic!”
Amber is the newest addition to our amazing team and is also one of our Paraoptometric Technicians. She is from Memphis, TN, but moved here recently with her husband, Caleb, and their sweet pet rabbit, Chester. Amber served for several years in the mission field, traveling all over the world to conduct missionary and humanitarian projects. During her time overseas, she studied the native languages and is now fluent in Korean. One of her favorite activities is swimming, as she has been a competitive swimmer since elementary school. Amber stated, “My favorite thing about working at Mitchell Eye Care is having the opportunity to love and help each of our patients, while also growing and sharing life with each of my team members here!”
The staff and doctors at Mitchell Eye Care strive to provide each patient with individual attention in a relaxed family environment. We look forward to helping you in any way possible and thank you for your trust and support.
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