Primary Eyecare Group of Brentwood, TENNESSEE
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Primary Eyecare Group the leading provider of vision care products and services in Middle Tennessee.
Our doctors have 50 years of experience treating our patients from ages 1 to 100+! We diagnose and treat a comprehensive array of eye diseases, conditions and problems including everything from pink eye to glaucoma. We use the latest technologies and vision products to ensure that you achieve your absolute best vision. Our commitment to improving the vision for our community drives us to be the very best. Give yourself or someone you love the gift of clear vision and schedule an appointment with us today.
Dr. Kenneth A. Young
Dr. Young is a 1993 graduate of Southern College of Optometry where he was awarded for his diagnosis and treatment of ocular pathology. He serves as a FDA Investigator and Associate Professor for 3 optometry schools. In his time off, he enjoys time with his wife and two kids, hunting, fishing and raising Hereford Cattle.
Dr. Peter T. Van Hoven
Peter Van Hoven, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in 1999 and earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Tennessee Technological University.
In practice since 1999, Dr. Van Hoven’s interest in eye care was motivated by a long history of visual conditions and ocular disease in his family. He was driven to pursue a career in optometry to be able to help others improve their vision and overall eye health.
In his time away from the office, Dr. Van Hoven enjoys staying active by boating with his family and hiking.
Dr. Nicholas P. Engle
Nicholas Engle, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of Northern Iowa.
Dr. Engle has always been fascinated with the eyes. He takes great interest in helping his patients understand how amazing their eyes are by educating them on how to keep their eyes at their best. Many people take advantage of their vision, and Dr. Engle likes helping them learn to appreciate and value this wonderful sense. He feels that he has the best of both worlds by being able to educate and treat patients at the same time.
Seeing his patients and their families year after year gives Dr. Engle the unique opportunity to build valuable relationships. Dr. Engle strives to understand his patients’ individual needs by having conversations and asking questions, which allows him to provide the specialized care each patient deserves.
Dr. Christina Martin
Christina Martin, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry cum laude from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2013 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with honors from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Martin provides all aspects of eye care, including the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases, glaucoma, contact lenses, pediatric eye exams, and surgery co-management.
Dr. Martin says as a young child she always knew she wanted to be an optometrist. Ever since she began wearing glasses in the 2nd grade, she recalls that her visits to the eye doctor were always her favorite doctor appointment every year.
In practice since 2013, Dr. Martin’s favorite part of being an optometrist is building and maintaining long-term relationships with her patients of all ages. Knowing her patients on a personal level helps her to provide them with the best eye care possible to solve their vision needs.
In her time away from the office, Dr. Martin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and staying active by participating in outdoor activities with her husband and daughter.
Dr. Shirnil Channappa
Dr. Shirnil Channappa received his undergraduate degree in Life Sciences from Pennsylvania State University in 1995. In May 2000, he graduated from the University of Alabama – Birmingham with his doctorate in Optometry. His interest in health-related fields and interacting with patients led him to Optometry. He enjoys helping his patients solve their eye care needs.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading, traveling, and solving puzzles.
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