Dr. Patricia Flippin-Westfall
Dr. Patricia Flippin-Westfall, is a Searcy native and attended Harding University where she obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She then traveled to Memphis Tennessee, where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in 1999.
Upon graduating, Dr. Flippin-Westfall returned to Searcy to better serve her community and join her father, Dr. Howard Flippin, in upholding over 50 years of their family’s legacy in optometry.
Since 1999, Dr. Flippin-Westfall has grown her practice at Searcy Eye Care Center and in 2019 became President/Optometrist and an optometrist with Jacksonville Vision Development Center in Arkansas.
Dr. Flippin-Westfall is an active board member of the Arkansas Optometric Association and has been awarded numerous accolades including the Special Service Award and Optometrist of the Year from the association. In addition to receiving distinguished awards from the Arkansas Optometry Association, she has also served as their Treasurer and President.
She is board certified by the American Board of Optometry and currently a diplomate for them. Becoming a diplomat provides her with a strong will to further her education in the field of optometry. As such, Dr. Flippin-Westfall is an active member of the American Optometric Association, American Public Health Association, College of Optometrist in Vision Development, Optometric Extension Program, and Arkansas Eye Associates. She was also a past board member of the Department of Health.
Outside of the office, she is heavily involved in the community participating in numerous local organizations such as the Searcy Lions Club, Searcy Day of Caring Community, and the Arkansas Special Olympics Eye Examination Program.
Dr. Flippin-Westfall’s extensive background and experience enable her to accurately and efficiently diagnose and treat many ocular conditions and diseases. This makes her practice an excellent choice for all of your optometric needs.
Dr. Hannah VanHorn OD
Dr. Hannah VanHorn is a graduate of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis Tennessee, one of the nation’s leading optometry schools. She has spent years working with optometry patients in the office of her family optometrist in Dumas, Arkansas, all through high school, and during summers while attending college. As she shares, “I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field and help others.
My eye doctor growing up made my visits something enjoyable, and I want to have that type of role in my patients’ lives. I am excited about this new season in my life and I am looking forward to getting to know my patients and providing continued eye care for their whole family.