A Local Eye Surgeon Serving Erie, PA
Gary T. Brotherson MD FACS
College: Duke University BSE- Biomedical Engineering, Magna cum Laude
Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Residency: Summa Health Systems
I am an Erie native who truly enjoys living here. I am blessed with my wife Linda, who is also my office manager, and 3 children, who have attended schools in Erie, including Villa Maria Academy, Cathedral Prep, and McDowell.
As a general Ophthalmologist, I examine patients for all aspects of eye diseases, not just glaucoma, cataract, and diabetes. As a surgeon, I can offer my patients the lastest and greatest approaches for intervention, although I am considered conservative in my approach.
I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and belong to the local, state and national societies of the AMA.
I am a volunteer surgeon for Surgical Eye Expeditions and have made several trips to South America performing and teaching cataract surgery.
It has been humbling to have been nominated to "Best Doctors in America" many times since 1999.
Frank A. Fatica DO
College: University of Colorado, Boulder
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Metro Health Center
I am a general ophthalmologist, born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. I came to the medical profession later in life and this has allowed me to be able to really enjoy practicing medicine.
At the core of my philosophy of practice is the involvement of the patient in their healthcare decisions and form a working relationship to bring about the best quality of care.
Individualizing my care to meet each patient's needs and promoting an environment of communication and exchange of ideas allows us to work together to enhance your quality of life.
I am married to my lovely wife, Colleen have four children, two stepchildren and several grandchildren with more on the way. I am also on the faculty of LECOM, the local medical College.
I enjoy teaching and helping train the next generation of physicians. I also volunteer time at a rural free clinic and have made many trips to Central America providing eye care and surgery in that region.
Richard B. Hetrick OD
College: Thiel College
Professional School: Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Like my collaegues, I too am an Erie native having returned home after three years in the Navy where I served as a staff Optometry officer at Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Virginia.
My wife Mary and I have two children, both still in school in Philadelphia.
I provide complete vision care, contact lens services and comprehensive medical eye care in this private, professional medical practice. In addition, I am a staff optometrist at the Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center where I work two days a week.
I continue to serve in the United States Navy as a Captain in the Medical Service Corps. I just returned from Alaska where I served with an eighteen member medical team providing humanitarian assistance to the village of Savoonga, on Saint Lawrence Island.