Meet Michelle W

February 11, 2020

We value our staff members at Piedmont Eye Center, and we want our patients to get to know them better! Each month, we introduce you to one of the people who keep our office going. Next in our “Meet the Staff” series is Michelle. Get to know her below!

What is your role at Piedmont Eye Center?

When I first started at Piedmont Eye Center, I was hired for the position of front desk reception. I wasn’t here long before I added the role of Health Event Coordinator to my job title. After one year at the front desk, I began training to be an ophthalmic technician for Dr. Bowers’s team. Once I became a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, I worked as a LASIK assistant, an immersion tech and the DMV Assistant. Two years ago, the need arose in the practice for an additional Clinical Research Coordinator. I began training for that position and this year I completed my training and became a Certified Clinical Research Assistant, which is my current position here at PEC.

How long have you worked at Piedmont? 

8 years & 4 months 

What do you love most about your job and why?

The ability to witness vision restored, if only a very small amount. Vision is taken for granted. It is only when the slightest amount is skewed that people even acknowledge their vision.  

What is one thing you wish every patient knew? 

Your eyes may or may not be the window to your soul, but they are the window to your health. 

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I have a passion for fashion with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising & Design.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one thing, what would it be and why?  

Chapstick, because I never leave home without it.

If money was not a concern what would you do every day if you didn’t work and why? 

Travel—anywhere, everywhere! I get bored very easily and crave new adventures.     

If you could have dinner with any one person, living or dead, who would it be and why? 

Hank Williams. I want to hear the story behind every sad, ole country song he wrote in his short 29 years on Earth.

Coke or Pepsi?  


Coffee or tea? 


Do you have any words of advice to share?

“Whatever you do today, you’ll have to sleep with tonight.”

What Our Patients Think

    I couldn't recommend a better doctor, a better facility, and I'm so glad I did it.
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    Brenda Edson /
    "I could not have asked for a better experience at Piedmont Eye Center. From my very first visit, the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in me."
  • Bobby Moore /
    "I wish I would have done it many years ago now."
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    Bryan Mitchell / ANALYST
    "My vision was the best it had been since I was a teen. I had my LASIK surgery performed almost 2 years ago, and it is as good today as it was then."
  • Caroline Trexler /
    "They ensured that the entire process from preliminary appointments to follow up visits went seamlessly – the perfect team that gave me perfect vision."
    "All and all, this has been a very pleasant and beneficial period for me. I recommend it highly for anyone in a similar situation.'
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    "I feel almost like a new person It’s a wonderful feeling to wake up in the morning and be able to actually see across the room without fumbling for my glasses. "
  • Frances / RETIRED
    "Dr. Ceballos has always been very positive, clarifying everything medically, never leaving me in doubt and has always made me feel special and important."
  • Guy / RETIRED
    "The procedure was painless, and now I’m happy to say I only wear glasses to read. I have 20/20 vision in my left eye and 20/25 in my right. "
  • Janice Bloom standing in front of a tree
    "Dr. Bowers and his staff treated me with the utmost in professional care, making sure I was comfortable throughout the entire process."
  • Barbara / RETIRED
    "The procedure was pain free and I am so pleased with the results. It was money well spent and it is unbelievable how clear and colorful everything is. I want to tell Dr. Bowers and his staff how grateful I am."
  • Jerome / RETIRED
    "Doctor Vogel has treated me professionally as has his staff. They have been caring and have answered my questions to my satisfaction."
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    Jon Dupin / PASTOR
    "LASIK is not just a medical advancement to me; it’s a miracle"
  • Josh Brewer / HUMANITARIAN AID
    "Because of Dr. Bowers and his team at Piedmont Eye Center, my everyday life is now a whole lot easier. "
  • Judy Bowman / MISSIONARY
    "My experience of having Laser Vision Correction was fantastic. Dr. Bowers and all his staff are so knowledgeable and professional, yet very personal, warm, caring, and friendly."
  • Lucy standing in a classroom
    Lucy /
    "Dr. Bowers and his team were very comforting. The next morning, I opened my eyes and was able to see the alarm clock across the room, which I was never able to see before. It was a miracle!"
  • Martha Ann / GRANDMOTHER
    "It is a wonderful feeling to have no RX lenses. I want to thank Dr. Bowers and the Surgery Center for the freedom I feel.”
  • Monica Shelton / Featured Patient
    "Everyone told me what they were going to be doing to me and what to expect every step of the way. My experience with Piedmont Eye Center and Dr. Bowers and the whole LASIK team was awesome!"
  • Adelia / RETIRED
    "God led me to Dr. Vogel. He is absolutely the most wonderful doctor in the world. Not only is he a great doctor, he is a great ‘people person’. You always feel safe with him."
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    Penny Abbott / Financial Consultant
    "From the great staff who helped me, to the simplicity of setting up my flexible spending account, to my complete satisfaction and enjoyment of having clear sight, this has been an easy process."
    "The staff at Piedmont eased my nerves and the procedure was swift and smooth."
  • Sue Earsing and lasik eye surgery
    "I have always seen the world through glasses or contacts, so the sharpness of vision I have now was never there before."
    “Dr. Bowers not only met my expectations, he surpassed them. I had no idea that vision like this was possible. I no longer struggle in the shadows of a course- everything is clearer.”
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    "Piedmont Eye Center takes care of the little things to make LASIK a comfortable process."
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