Avera Medical Group Ophthalmology offers a complete range of services to meet your eye health needs. Our specially trained experts provide the experience, expertise and convenience you need.
Jeffrey Stevens, MD
Dr. Stevens, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with special interest in small incision cataract surgery, medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, and surgical repair of disorders of the eyelids. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Stevens received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. After a University of Washington Preliminary Medicine Internship at the VA Hospital in Boise, ID, he completed an ophthalmology residency at the Drexel College of Medicine where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Stevens is committed to giving back to his community and in high school attained the rank of Eagle Scout. During college he served on a two year service mission in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. It was during his time in underdeveloped Mexico that he was inspired to become an ophthalmologist. “There were so many people debilitated by treatable eye disorders that the idea of preserving vision became a passion.”
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Michael Griess, MD
Dr. Michael Griess is a board-certified ophthalmologist who provides a complete range of services including medical and surgical treatments of eye diseases and disorders. He comes to Avera after serving as an assistant professor and assistant residency program director in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and completed his medical degree and residency in ophthalmology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In his free time, Dr. Griess enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor sports, and traveling.
"I chose Avera because of its commitment to patient care. The environment allows doctors to focus on the patient, providing the best care possible. I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the team of experts at Avera Medical Group Ophthalmology Sioux Falls."
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