IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

After over 36 years of practicing Ophthalmology, I have retired from medical practice. This decision, although a tough one, was made easier by the fact that an outstanding Ophthalmologist agreed to provide continuing good care for my patients. I am pleased to announce that Dr. Charlotte Akor has assumed the reins of the practice. I have great confidence in Dr. Akors judgement, abilities and professional qualifications, and have been impressed by her skills as a physician. In calling on her to care for my patients, I am assured of continued sympathetic and capable management of your eye problems. Her practice is located in the same location at 4707 Everhart, Suite 108, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 and the main phone number remains 361-857-6600. Dr. Akor is the custodian of all my Medical Records which will be retained at the Everhart office. A copy of your records can be released or forwarded with proper written authorization.

Dr. Akor comes to Corpus Christi after practicing with Abilene Ophthalmology Associates in Abilene, TX. She is a well-trained and experienced Ophthalmologist and is also fellowship-trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology. She is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Her goal is to offer her patients the most advanced and comprehensive eye care available, including eye muscle surgery, tear duct surgery, ptosis surgery, chalazion and eyelid mass removal, amblyopia management, lid lift and excess eyelid skin removal, glaucoma screening and medical management, and more.

Dr. Akor graduated from Yale University and obtained her medical degree from West Virginia University. She completed her residency training at the State University of New York Buffalo, after which she completed a research year and fellowship in ocular pathology at the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology. She then completed her final year of training in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Childrens Health Care of Atlanta under the mentorship of Zane Pollard, M.D. She has written peer-reviewed publications and contributed to the book Complications of Glaucoma Surgery.

When she is not seeing patients, she and her husband are chasing two young children. I am excited that she has come to Corpus Christi and South Texas. I thank you for your trust and your patience in transitioning to Dr. Akor. Although this is sometimes difficult, please remember that your best care and health are the priority to both Dr. Akor and me. With the benefit of her capable and compassionate way, Dr. Akor is ready, willing and able to ensure that you and your children are well cared for.

On a personal note, I want to extend to all of my patients my sincerest thanks for the trust you placed in me over all these years. Apart from my family, your confidence, as well as the many friendships and acquaintances that have developed through my practice, have meant more to me than anything else.

Sincerely yours,

John E. Bishop, M.D.

I look forward to meeting you and continuing to provide the outstanding care that you have enjoyed with Dr. Bishop. I admire Dr. Bishops positive attitude and warmth, and am confident you will find those same qualities in my care as well. I welcome seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Charlotte Akor, M.D.