St. Petersburg, FL, 11/14/2023 — Gulfcoast Eye Care has announced that they have hired Dr. Chelsey Knapper, who will be joining the team at their St. Petersburg office, located at 1515 9th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. Dr. Knapper is a highly skilled oculofacial plastic surgeon who brings an enormous wealth of experience to Gulfcoast Eye Care. In addition to her expertise and experience, Dr. Knapper’s compassion fits well with the practice’s heavy emphasis on personalized, patient-oriented care.
“I am thrilled to join the Gulfcoast Eye Care team, and look forward to enhancing the practice with my particular skill set,” said Dr. Chelsey Knapper, D.O. “As a multidisciplinary eye care practice, Gulfcoast Eye Care is always looking for new ways to round out their expertise and talent, and they brought me on to continue expanding their services and eye care to as many people as possible. It is exciting to be a part of that growth.”
Dr. Knapper began her extensive academic background at Calvin College, where she earned a B.S. in Biology and minors in Biochemistry and Dance. She then completed her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduation, she completed her internship and residency in Ophthalmology at the Ascension Hospital System in Detroit, Michigan, followed by a fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery at Michigan Neuro-Ophthalmology and Oculoplastics.
Through her training, Dr. Knapper rotated at some of the nation’s most prestigious medical institutions, including the Kresge Eye Institute, Columbia University, and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. These diverse medical experiences have afforded Dr. Knapper a thorough skillset. Through her surgeries, she strives to build patients’ confidence with natural-looking results.
“My immediate impression of GEC was the people devoted to patient-centered care. The entire team, including the doctors and staff, shows sincere compassion for each patient in every appointment,” said Dr. Knapper. “For someone like me who enjoys philanthropic activities and entered the medical field to help people, that empathy is what drew me to Gulfcoast Eye Care.”
Dr. Knapper has a strong history of leveraging her expansive professional skills to help those in need. She has provided volunteer ophthalmology and eye care services to the underserved both stateside, in Detroit, MI, and internationally, in Cusco, Peru. Additionally, she has traveled on mission teams to Mexico and Mozambique. The compassion she routinely volunteers to the community reflects the empathy she exhibits through her professional care.
“The biggest winners are our patients,” said Dr. Knapper. “As our practice continues to grow, it’s important that we maintain the same level of care and accessibility that brought us to where we are now. I can’t wait to get started and help further that mission.”
Gulfcoast Eye Care is currently accepting appointments for new and existing patients.
About Gulfcoast Eye Care
With offices located in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, and Palm Harbor, Gulfcoast Eye Care offers a full spectrum of care, such as contacts and eyewear fittings, comprehensive eye exams, disease treatments, LASIK, dry eye management, and more. Gulfcoast Eye Care goes out of its way to personalize patient appointments and provide a uniquely relaxed atmosphere, from its boutique and comfortable clinics to the waiting room’s amenities. Additionally, the practice works to make appointments as convenient as possible for patients by offering high tech digital exams. The high-quality service, advanced tech, and esteemed doctors and optical staff has made Gulfcoast Eye Care a staple of the Tampa Bay area.
For more information about Gulfcoast Eye Care, contact the company here:
Gulfcoast Eye Care
Dr. Michael Manning
1515 9th Ave N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705