Conway-native Stephen Davis has returned to central Arkansas from Portland, Ore., to join Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A. as a retina specialist. Dr. Davis is the fifth retina specialist on staff at the clinic.
The reasons Dr. Davis moved back to Arkansas could be summed up in one word — family. He grew up in Conway and attended St. Joseph School. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree before attending medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Davis completed his residency training at UAMS and moved to Portland for a fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University’s Casey Eye Institute.
“My wife and I loved our venture in Portland, but we wanted to move closer to our family,” Dr. Davis said. “Having free babysitters nearby is a plus, too.”
Dr. Davis and his wife — who is from Hardy, Ark. — have three sons ages 7, 5 and 18 months. His parents along with his sister, brother-in-law and their two children all live in Conway.
“It was important to us that our children get to know their cousins,” he said. “It takes an entire day to travel to and from Oregon, so we wanted to be closer. We both love this area, and it is home.”
Dr. Davis will work primarily out of Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A.’s Little Rock office. The clinic is opening a third location in Fort Smith, and he will practice there as well. As a retina specialist, Dr. Davis concentrates on diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachments and ocular trauma.
Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A. is the only eye-care clinic in Faulkner County that has the expertise to diagnose and manage retinal problems. In addition to Dr. Stephen Davis, Drs. Stephen Magie, William Mabrey, Bradley Hughes and Cedric Pratt have completed fellowships in retinal disease.
The five retina specialists at Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A. can perform the latest advances in treatment of all types of retinal diseases. Treatment options include surgery, laser therapy, or injections or vitamins.
“I don’t think I could have found a better practice to join,” Dr. Davis said. “I knew Dr. Magie well and had also met Dr. Mabrey previously. Dr. Hughes worked at UAMS when I was a third-year medical student. Although I met Dr. Pratt only recently, I have much respect for him and the entire team of retina specialists. The decision to work here was a no-brainer.”
Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A. is the largest, most comprehensive eye-care clinic in Conway and Faulkner County. The team of doctors and staff at Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A. provides patients a superior health care experience in a comfortable environment.
The physicians at Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A., which include ophthalmologists and optometrists, can provide a complete spectrum of eye-care services. These services range from routine eye examinations — such as contact lens exams — to procedures that are more complex: eyelid or cataract surgery; treatment of eye injuries and infections; and glaucoma laser treatments.
Ophthalmologists specialize in medical and surgical eye problems. These doctors deal with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye and can perform operations on eyes.
Ophthalmologic physicians at Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A. include Stephen K. Magie, M.D.; William T. Mabrey, M.D.; Melanie F. Smith, M.D.; Justin W. Charton, M.D.; Bradley M. Hughes, M.D., Cedric S. Pratt, D.O.; and Stephen J. Davis, M.D.
Optometrists are licensed medical professionals who are trained to prescribe and fit lenses to improve vision. They can also diagnose and treat various eye diseases. Jeffrey J. Strossner, O.D., and B. Scott Koontz, O.D., are the optometric physicians on staff in Conway. They complete Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A.’s eye-care team by providing comprehensive primary eye care, including routine exams, contact lenses, glasses and medical eye care.
Full-Service Optical Shop
Individuals in need of prescription eyewear can find a large selection of popular, name-brand frames, sunglasses and safety wear at Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A.’s full-service optical shop. A licensed optician on staff can help customers choose a frame that best suits their needs. The optical shop can also repair or adjust frames. For contact lens wearers, Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A. carries a large inventory of contacts to fit most visual needs and lifestyles.
About Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A.
J.J. Magie, M.D., founded Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A. in September 1970. At the time, he was the only ophthalmologist on staff, and the clinic had only a couple of employees.
His son, Dr. Stephen Magie, eventually joined his staff as an ophthalmologist, and in 1986, the clinic moved from Caldwell Street to its current location at 924 Main Street. Although he is no longer at the Conway clinic, Dr. J.J. still practices medical ophthalmology in Morrilton.
Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A. is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. All doctors are accepting new patients and welcome entire families.
For more information about Magie-Mabrey Eye Clinic, P.A. visit www.MMEyeClinic.com.
To schedule an appointment at the Conway office, call 501-327-4444.