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Andy M. Lee, MD, FACS

As a boy, science was my favorite subject. So it was no surprise when I declared pre-med as my major at Rice University. Although I enjoyed several specialties while in medical school, two personal experiences led me to the field of ophthalmology. At a young age, I was saddened when my grandmother lost her sight to an eye condition called glaucoma. Then in college, a Rice University alumnus named Dr. John Lynn offered me a summer job. The late Dr. Lynn was a highly respected ophthalmologist who employed me to do research and diagnostic testing in his clinic during my summer vacations. I knew ophthalmology would be personally and professionally fulfilling for me and it has been.

As a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, I joined Total Eye Care shortly after completing my training and education in 1997. I obtained my medical degree from the UT Health Science Center Medical School, Houston and then completed a residency in Comprehensive Ophthalmology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans.

I stay active in the larger medical community by serving as Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical School, Assistant Clinical Professor of the Methodist Charlton Family Practice Program, and Medical Director of North Texas Surgery Center. I am grateful to receive Service Awards from UT Southwestern Medical School’s Department of Ophthalmology.

I maintain hospital privileges at Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Parkland Hospital and North Texas Surgery Center.

I am a member of several professional associations including the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Research to Prevent Blindness, and Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology. I contributed several articles published in peer-reviewed journals and have been a presenter at several medical meetings and conferences.

I am blessed to work in Duncanville where I proudly graduated as Salutatorian of Duncanville High School. I was honored to be the commencement speaker at the Duncanville High School graduation in 2012. In my free time, I swim for fitness and enjoy camping and spending time with my wife and 3 sons.

Thank you for your interest in our practice. It would be a privilege to get to know you and to care for your eyes.

 

Jeffrey A. Wildridge, OD

I was born and raised in Washington, Indiana in the heart of basketball country in southwestern Indiana. After high school I headed to Indiana University in Bloomington, where I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree. I subsequently pursued my Doctor of Optometry degree at the Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington as well, where my clinical training took me through internships at the Indiana University Eye Clinic in Bloomington, IN; FDR VA Hospital in Montrose, NY; Chanute Air Force Base in Rantool, IL; and the Illinois Street Eye Clinic and Walker Street Eye Clinic in Indianapolis, IN. Once I completed my training in May of 1987, I headed south in search of a warmer climate and landed in the Dallas area, where I have been in practice for over 25 years.

My professional interests are in pre- and post-operative care of surgical patients and in glaucoma, as well as primary eye care. I have pursued post-graduate education by obtaining Ocular Therapeutics and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist certifications through the University of Houston School of Optometry and joined the Total Eye Care team in 2009. I enjoy working alongside the doctors at Total Eye Care to provide the highest level of quality eye care and patient education to the residents of Duncanville and the surrounding areas.

Outside of my professional career, I have been a resident of McKinney for over 15 years and lead a very active lifestyle. I am the father of three boys, one who resides in Alaska, and the other two who keep me busy with numerous sports and activities. I enjoy playing golf and as a native Hoosier, am an avid basketball fan, following Indiana University, coaching basketball and being a diehard Dallas Mavericks fan (MFFL). I also have a deep love of music and am an accomplished musician, singer and songwriter. In addition, I make time every week to be an active member of Fellowship Church in Plano.

 

Nalini K. Aggarwal, MD

It is an honor and privilege to serve as a physician specialized in the preservation of vision every day.

Growing up in Washington DC, with two parents and three siblings dedicated to the lifelong practice of medicine, I was immersed in fascinating experiences in all aspects of medicine at an early age. It was when my grandfather began to lean on my shoulder to battle irreversible blindness from Glaucoma that I vowed to dedicate my life to the education, prevention, and treatment of this silent yet devastating disease.

By age 18, my family had become Texans. I accepted the opportunity to pursue a combined undergraduate-medical degree (BSMD) in English and Biological Sciences in New York. After graduation, I completed an internship at Albany Medical Center and then Ophthalmology Residency at Lions Eye Institute. There, I was fortunate to have renowned mentors from Harvard and Will’s Eye Institutes who had profound influence in Ophthalmology and also on me. Working closely in their offices and operating rooms allowed me not only to research and publish cutting edge studies on eye disease, but also to experience the humility and strength needed to be steadfast guardians of sight.

I happily returned home to Texas for my Glaucoma fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center where I stayed on as faculty and medical director of service for almost 8 years. Surrounded by strong leaders, I grew exponentially in leadership positions in ethics, institutional review, and quality assurance, sub serving to the highest standards of care. The best part of my role there was teaching the ophthalmology residents which I still do as Associate Clinical Faculty.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to be part of the impeccable family at Total Eye Care where I feel I can bring both the expertise and the tailored personal attention I value, to each and every patient I meet.

I look forward to sharing your stories and some of my own, and possibly some milestones along the way from my husband and two very active children, who love to hear anecdotes about these very same experiences that fascinated me as a child.

 

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