Our board certified or board eligible doctors are ophthalmologists that have a wide range of expertise, including glaucoma, cataracts, pediatrics, diabetic eye care, lasers, cornea and retina. We not only provide routine eye exams, eyeglasses and contacts, but also treat medical problems and perform surgery.
Jake P. Bostrom, M.D.
Before joining Southern Eye Associates in August 2009, Dr. Bostrom earned his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He served his transitional internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and recently completed his ophthalmology residency at the Dean McGee Eye Institute. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, AOA Medical Honor Society, and the Christian Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Bostrom spent his early childhood as a missionary kid in Brazil. He has a passion for the Lord's work both here and abroad. He is married to his college sweetheart, Cara, and they have three wonderful and spirited children, Cole, Claire and Jonathan. He enjoys hiking, Furman Athletics, and wrestling with his kids.
Kurt F. Heitman, M.D.
Dr. Heitman earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He served his internship and ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Heitman served as a flight surgeon and an ophthalmologist in the U.S. Air Force from 1987 to 1991, and began private practice in Greenville in 1991. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Heitman has lectured at national and international ophthalmology meetings and is past president of the South Carolina Society of Ophthalmology. He resides in Greenville with his wife Robin and his two sons. Dr. Heitmanís greatest joy is his relationship with God and with his family.
William R. Steigerwald, O.D.
Dr. Steigerwald earned his
undergraduate degree from Belmont
Abbey College and
his optometry degree from the New England
College of Optometry in Boston. He served
in a variety of optometric internships that included the University of
Maryland Department of Ophthalmology
Douglas W. Stokes, M.D.
Dr. Stokes earned his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston and his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He served his transitional internship at Greenville Memorial Hospital and his residency in ophthalmology at Vanderbilt University. He then completed a fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Florida prior to joining Southern Eye Associates in 1993. Dr. Stokes is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a native of South Carolina and is married with two children. Dr. Stokes is past president of the Greenville County Medical Society.