About The Doctors

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The Doctors Parker established and opened Madison Eye Care Center in October 2001.  As the practice continued to grow, they were honored to have Dr. Jennifer Newby join their staff as an associate in July 2007, Dr. Patricia Fulmer in January 2017 and most recently Dr. Michael St. Peter in July 2019.

The doctors at Madison Eye Care Center have a passion for what they do.  They provide exceptional and comprehensive eye care to our patients.  They are known for their excellent clinical skills and communication.  They take time to explain your exam findings in a way that is clear and easy to understand, offering you the best opportunity to make an informed decision about your care.  They are all members of the American Optometric Association.  They are active in the community and with their families.  Madison Eye Care Center is thankful to have such a wonderful team of doctors to care for and treat our patients.

Dr. David Parker

Dr. David Parker grew up in Aliceville, AL.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and his doctorate from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.  He married Dr. Michele Parker and moved to Madison in 2000.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, mountain biking, and most sports.  He and Dr. Michele love spending time their two sons. 

EDUCATION:

  • UAB School of Optometry, Birmingham, AL 1997-2001
    Doctor of Optometry, O.D., Cum Laude
  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL 1993-1997
    Bachelor of Science, B.S. Zoology, Magna Cum Laude
  • Pickens Academy, Carrolton, AL 1989-1993
    Valedictorian

LICENSURES:

  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) – Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease
  • Alabama Board of Optometry

ACCOMPLISHMENTS/AWARDS:

  • Marchon Practice Management Award – 2001
  • Birmingham Area Optometric Society Clinician Award – 2001
  • VSP – Excellence in the Pursuit of Primary Care Skills – 2001
  • Fred and Marion Rosemore Foundation Scholarship – 2001
  • Alabama Merit Scholarship Award – 1997

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Member American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • Member Alabama Optometric Association (ALOA)
  • Member North Alabama Optometric Association
  • Member UAB School of Optometry Alumni Association

ACTIVITIES:

  • Special Olympics – “Opening Eyes” Program, Auburn, AL
  • UAB Class of 2001 – Social Activities Director
  • Students in Optometric Services to Humanity (SOSH) – 1997-2001
  • Pi Epsilon Chi – Optometric Fraternity (Education, Service, Fellowship) – 1997-2001
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-med Honor Society, Auburn Univ.) – President – 1996-1997
  • Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) – Social Fraternity, Auburn Univ. 1993-1997

Dr. Michele Parker

Dr. Michele is currently on medical leave fighting metastatic breast cancer (See “Founders Story“).  She misses her patients tremendously, but is thankful for the time to care for her body and spend time with her children and family.  She is thankful for the prayers, cards and acts of kindness that she and her family continue to receive.  She believes that nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37) and continues to defy odds in her fight against cancer.  Please continue to keep Dr. Michele and Dr. David and their family in your prayers.

EDUCATION:

  • UAB School of Optometry, Birmingham, AL 1997-2001 Doctor of Optometry, O.D.
  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL 1993-1997 Bachelor of Science, B.S. Zoology
  • Grissom High School, Huntsville, AL 1989-1993

LICENSURES:

  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) – Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease
  • Alabama Board of Optometry

ACCOMPLISHMENTS/AWARDS:

  • William Feinbloom Low Vision Award – 2001
  • Huntsville-Madison County Auburn Club Laura E. Hanks Memorial
    Scholarship – 1993
  • Society of Logistics Engineers Scholarship Recipient – 1993

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Member American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • Member Alabama Optometric Association (ALOA)
  • Member North Alabama Optometric Association, President 2010-2012
  • Member UAB School of Optometry Alumni Association

ACTIVITIES:

  • Special Olympics – “Opening Eyes” Program, Auburn, AL
  • American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) –
    Freshman Orientation Director – 1998-2000
    Vice-President – 2000-2001
  • Students in Optometric Services to Humanity (SOSH) – 1997-2001
  • Pi Epsilon Chi – Optometric Fraternity (Education, Service, Fellowship) –
    1997-2001
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-med Honor Society, Auburn Univ.) –
    Pre-optometry Representative 1995-1997
  • Auburn University Student Government Association –
    Freshman Forum Director 1994-1995
    Freshman Forum Member 1993-1994
  • Auburn University Tigerette/Official Hostess for AU Football Program –
    1990-1993
  • Phi Mu – Social Sorority, Auburn Univ. – 1993-1997
  • Volunteering with Children/Youth Ministries Trinity Baptist Church,
    Madison, AL – 2009-Present

Patricia M. Fulmer, OD, FAAO

Dr. Fulmer was born and raised in northeast Alabama. Her love for sports, travel, and music were established at an early age and were expanded upon in college through study abroad opportunities in both England and Italy and serving as an official hostess for the Alabama Crimson Tide football program. Dr. Fulmer completed her residency training by serving our veterans at the VA hospital in Amarillo, TX, following which time, she moved back to Huntsville to practice close to her family. She met her husband, Mark, in 2016, and the two were married in January 2019. Dr. Fulmer still enjoys being active through working out and kayaking, traveling as often as possible, and attending as many concerts as she can. She and Mark have two fur babies:  their cat, Baxter and their dog, Ares.

EDUCATION:

  • Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center, Amarillo, Texas 2012-2013 Residency- Ocular Disease/Primary Care
  • UAB School of Optometry, Birmingham, Alabama 2008-2012 Doctor of Optometry (OD)
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 2003-2007 Bachelor of Arts, Art History, Summa Cum Laude

LICENSURES:

  • Fellowship, American Academy of Optometry
  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO)- Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease
  • Alabama Board of Optometry

ACCOMPLISHMENTS/AWARDS:

  • Numerous published articles in Primary Care Optometry News, Optometric Management, and Modern Optometry
  • Lecturer on local and national level
  • Contributor and Show Director for NewGradOptometry.com and CovalentCareers.com
  • Center Director of VisionAmerica of Huntsville- an optometric referral center for northern AL and southern TN- 2013-2017
  • PCON 300- 2017
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry Status- 2015
  • Vistakon Award of Excellence- 2012
  • Alabama Optometric Association Leadership Award- 2012
  • Dr. Lester Caplan/CIBA Vision Corporation Scholarship- 2011
  • AOF/Carl Zeiss Vision Fellowship- 2011
  • Allergan Travel Grant-AOA Meeting, UAB School of Optometry- 2011
  • Vistakon J. Pat Cummings ACUVUE Scholarship- 2010
  • Allergan Travel Grant-AOA Meeting, UAB School of Optometry- 2010
  • State Optometric Scholarship, UAB School of Optometry- 2008-2012
  • Dean’s List, UAB School of Optometry- 2008-2012
  • Presidential Scholarship, University of Alabama – 2003-2007
  • Girls’ State National Scholarship, University of Alabama- 2003-2007
  • Westbrook Christian School, Rainbow City, Alabama 1999-2003, Valedictorian

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Member American Optometric Association
  • Member Alabama Optometric Association
  • Member North Alabama Optometric Association, President 2019
  • Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa

ACTIVITIES:

  • North Alabama Optometric Association President- 2019
  • North Alabama Optometric Association Vice President- 2017-2018
  • North Alabama Optometric Association Secretary/Treasurer- 2015-2016
  • UABSO American Academy of Optometry Student Chapter, Founder- 2010-2012
  • Gold Key Optometric Honor Society- 2010-2012
  • President 2011-2012
  • Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society- 2009-2012
  • President 2010-2011, Secretary 2009-2010
  • American Optometric Student Association- 2008-2012
  • Treasurer 2010-2011, Class Representative 2009-2010
  • College of Optometrists in Vision Development- 2008-2012
  • Student Volunteers for Optometric Service to Humanity- 2008-2012
  • Secretary 2010-2011, VP of Silent Auction Fundraiser 2009-2010
  • American Optometric Association-Political Action Committee- 2008-2012
  • AOSA National Liaison to the American Academy of Optometry- 2011-2012
  • Class of 2012 Equipment Chair- 2008-2012
  • UAB Lecture Series Committee, UABSO Appointee- 2010-2011
  • Official Hostess for Prospective Students and Interviewees to UABSO- 2010-2011
  • UABSO Tutor- 2009-2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Arts and Sciences Honor Society)- 2006-Present
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-med Honor Society, Univ. of Alabama)- 2006-2007
  • Official Hostess for UA Football Program-   2005-2007

Dr. Jennifer W. Newby

Dr. Jennifer Newby was born in San Antonio, Texas but has lived in Huntsville since 1990, graduating from Grissom High School in 1999. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and her doctorate from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She & her husband stay busy with their three children, volunteering at school and enjoying their extracurricular activities. She also volunteers with the youth group at Mayfair Church of Christ.

EDUCATION:

  • UAB School of Optometry, Birmingham, AL 2003-2007
    Doctor of Optometry, O.D., Cum Laude
  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL 1999-2003
    Bachelor of Science, B.S. Biomedical Sciences, Summa Cum Laude
  • Grissom High School, Huntsville, AL 1995-1999

LICENSURES:

  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) – Treatment and
    Management of Ocular Disease
  • Alabama Board of Optometry

ACCOMPLISHMENTS/AWARDS:

  • Jess Boyd Eskridge Clinical Excellence Award- 2007
  • Gas Permeable Contact Lens Clinical Excellence Award- 2007
  • Dr. Les Caplan/CIBA Vision Scholarship- 2007
  • Alabama Board of Optometry Scholarship – 2003
  • Katherine Cooper Cater Fellowship-2003

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Member American Optometric Association (AOA)
  • Member Alabama Optometric Association (ALOA)
  • Member North Alabama Optometric Association
  • Member UAB School Of Optometry Alumni Association

ACTIVITIES:

  • American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) – 2003-2007
  • National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) Class Representative-2004-2007
  • Fellowship of Christian Optometrists – 2003-2007
  • Youth Group Volunteer (Mayfair Church Of Christ, Huntsville, AL) – 2005-Present
  • Beta Sigma Kappa – Optometric Honor Society Vice-President 2004-2006
  • Phi Beta Kappa – Optometric Fraternity (Education, Service, Fellowship) – 2003-2007
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-med Honor Society, Auburn Univ.) –
    Pre-optometry Representative- 2001-2003, Vice-President- 2002-2003
  • COSAM (College of Science and Mathematics, Auburn Univ.) Leader –
    2001-2003, President 2002-2003
  • Alpha Gamma Delta – Social Sorority, Auburn Univ. – 1999-2003

Dr. Michael St. Peter

Michael St.Peter grew up in Bardstown, Ky. After graduating high school, he decided to join the United States Navy and served onboard a nuclear submarine as a reactor operator/chemist. Following the Navy he pursued his dreams of becoming an eye doctor. He lives in Madison with his wife Beth and four daughters. Outside of work, Michael enjoys the outdoors, running, cooking BBQ, and woodworking. Michael is also an active member of the Madison Rotary Club with which he leads an annual mission trip to Honduras to serve the less fortunate.

EDUCATION:

  • University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, TX, 2007-2001. Doctor of Optometry, OD/ Magna Cum Laude
  •  University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 2004-2007
  • Naval Nuclear Power School, 1998-2000

LICENSURES:

  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO)
  • Alabama Board of Optometry

ACCOMPLISHMENTS/AWARDS:

  • Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society x 4 years 2007-2011
  • Clinical Excellence in Primary Care Award 2011

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Member American Optometric Association
  • Member Alabama Optometric Association
  • Member North Alabama Optometric Society
  • Member Madison Rotary Club 

ACTIVITIES:

  • Serves as International Services Director of the Madison Rotary Club.  Service includes a yearly mission trip to Honduras where Dr. St. Peter and a team of Rotarians provide eye care and glasses to approximately 800 people/year
  • Member of St. John the Baptist church in Madison
  • Past President of North Alabama Optometric Society
  • Served in the United States Navy as a nuclear power operator onboard the USS Greeneville, a fast attack submarine based in Pearl Harbor, HI.