Wake Forest Family Eye Care Sells to Eye Care Associates

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Patients of Wake Forest Family Eye Care on Capcom Ave found out Saturday by letter that the practice has been sold to Eye Care Associates Visionary, and two new doctors will be joining the staff.


The news ends months of question about what would happen to the practice after the death in September of Dr. Kevin Bell, 54, a well-known and well-loved eye doctor, family man, and Sunday School teacher.


An envelope containing two letters – one from the staff and doctors at Wake Forest Family Eye Care and one from Eye Care Associates CEO Dr. Stephen Bolick.

The Wake Forest Family Eye Care letter thanked patients for their condolences, prayers, and well wishes. It informed patients that the transfer is effective Monday, April 2.

Bolick’s letter welcomed recipients as new patients and informed them that Dr. Chad Morgan and Dr. Hillary Dolan will be joining the new Wake Forest office. There is no mention of what will happen to Dr. Lee McPherson or Dr. Samantha Ward. The letter also touted an expanded line of choices in eyewear and assured patients that Eye Care Associates accepts all major insurances, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, VSP, Superior, and Spectra.

The office’s phone number and location will remain the same.

Reporter’s Disclosure: I am a patient of one of the doctors at the erstwhile Wake Forest Family Eye Care. I plan to retain my relationship with Eye Care Associates. This story is not sponsored by any entity. 

Timothy J. Lavallee

Timothy J. Lavallee

Timothy J. Lavallee lives in Wake Forest. He is a married father of a son, a daughter, and a rescued boxer dog named Belle. He is the co-founder of Destination Wake Forest.

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2 Responses to Wake Forest Family Eye Care Sells to Eye Care Associates

  1. Wake Forest Family Eye Care Sells to Eye Care Associates http://t.co/tw6VmV2G

    DestnationWakeForest (@destinationwf)
    April 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm

  2. Keep your eyes open for the grand opening of McPherson Family Eye Care! Dr. Lee McPherson and I are excited about our new adventure and are looking forward to many more years of serving the community at our new location in Wake Forest. Since the letter went out, we have been surprised and very pleased to hear from so many concerned patients who were left wondering what had happened to their eye doctor. We apologize that we weren’t able to better notify patients of our intentions, but there were barriers that prevented us from doing so. If anybody has any questions, we can be reached at (919) 622-1612. Or you can find us on the web at http://www.mcphersonfamilyeyecare.com.
    Samantha Ward, OD

    Samantha Ward
    April 2, 2012 at 11:45 pm