Our Physicians

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Mohamed Hassan, M.D.

Dr. Hassan joined the Physicians Eye Clinic family in July 2020! Dr. Hassan grew up in central Iowa and graduated from Waukee High School. He is currently accepting new patients.

Clinical Specialties & Interests
  • Routine eye exams, Diabetic eye exams, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Dry eye syndrome, Optic neuritis, Flashes & Floaters
  • Cataract Surgery & Laser Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
Education
  • B.A. from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
  • M.D. from Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
Residency
  • Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Transitional Year, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Mayo Clinic, Ophthalmology Residency, Rochester, Minnesota
Accreditations
  • Medical License: Iowa State Medical License
  • Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Maintenance of Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Iowa Eye Association
  • Des Moines Ophthalmic Society
Interests
  • Tennis, swimming, football, technology, travel
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Beth M. Amspaugh, M.D.

Clinical Specialties & Interests
  • Routine Eye Exams for Adults and Children, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis and Other Eye Diseases
  • Performs Cataract Surgery, Laser Glaucoma Surgery and Eyelid Procedures
  • Special interests include Family Eye Care, Research Trials
Education
  • B.A. from Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
  • M.A. from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • M.D. from University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin
Residency
  • St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services, Internship in Internal Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Ophthalmology Residency, Indianapolis, Indiana
Accreditations
  • License: Iowa State Medical License
  • Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Maintenance of Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
Professional Memberships
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Volunteer Physician Network, Polk County Medical Society
  • Eye Care America Public Service Program, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Interests
  • Hiking and nature, languages and history, faith and family
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Elizabeth A. Brown, M.D.

Clinical Specialties & Interests
  • Routine Eye Exams, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Emergencies, and Other Eye Diseases
  • Performs Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Glaucoma Surgery, Eyelid and Brow Surgeries
  • Clinical Associate Professor: University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology
  • Special interests include Premium Intraocular Lenses, Repair of Eyelids, Neuro-ophthalmology
Education
  • B.S. from University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • M.A. from University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • M.D. from University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Residency
  • LDS Hospital, Internship in Transitional Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • University of Minnesota, Ophthalmology Residency, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Accreditations
  • License: Iowa State Medical License
  • Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Maintenance of Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
Professional Memberships
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member and former Counselor, Polk County Medical Society
Interests
  • Writing, traveling with family, water skiing, gardening
Recognition
  • Named a "Top Doc" by DSM Magazine
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Valerie K. Kounkel, D.O., FAOCO

Clinical Specialties & Interests
  • Routine Eye Exams, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease, Uveitis and Other Eye Diseases
  • Performs Cataract Surgery Using New Technology Intraocular Lenses, Laser Vision Correction (LASIK, ASA), Glaucoma Laser Surgery
  • Special interests include Laser Vision Correction
Education
  • B.S. from Morningside College, Sioux City, IA
  • D.O. From Kirksville College Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Internship
  • Riverside Hospital, HFHS, Trenton, MI
Residency
  • Ohio University-Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
Accreditations
  • Licensure: Iowa State Medical Board
  • Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship: American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology 2005
Professional Memberships
  • Fellow, American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Polk County Medical Society
  • President, Des Moines Ophthalmic Society
  • Sigma Sigma Phi - Honorary Osteopathic Fraternity
Interests
  • Golf, biking, boating/fishing with family
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Barbara E. Evans, M.D.

Clinical Specialties & Interests
  • Routine Eye Exams for Adults and Children Age 4 and up, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Dry Eyes and Other Eye Diseases
  • Special Interests: Glaucoma Treatment including Laser Surgery, Contact Lenses including Multifocal/Bifocal Lenses and Astigmatism Lenses, Family Eye Care.
Education
  • Hoover High School, Des Moines, Iowa
  • B.A. from Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa: Valedictorian
  • M.D. from University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Residency
  • Broadlawns Medical Center, Transitional Internship, Des Moines, Iowa
  • University of Iowa, Ophthalmology Residency, Iowa City, Iowa
Accreditations
  • License: Iowa State Medical License
  • Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Maintenance of Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
Professional Memberships
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Recipient, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Member, Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, Des Moines Ophthalmology Society
  • Volunteer Physician Network, Polk County Medical Society
  • Eye Care America Public Service Program Volunteer, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Interests
  • Reading, audiobooks and vocal music
Previous Practice Locations
  • Downtown Eye Care/Barbara E. Evans M.D., P.C., December 1995-July 2020
  • Associated Ophthalmologists, P.C., February 1992-December 1995
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David S. Dwyer, M. D.

Dr. Dwyer has retired and is enjoying his time on the lake. One of our other doctors would be happy to see you.