By Gabby Christensen
The phrase “Small Town, Big Vision” holds significant meaning to Dr. Alison Kuester, owner of Eye Physicians in Albion, who said the expression perfectly depicts the surrounding area communities that continue to thrive as the years go on.
Kuester first adopted the mantra in the early stages of the recent remodel at Eye Physicians that took place over the course of the past year.
Aesthetically, Kuester said her goal was to make a space that would be comforting and calming for patients for years to come.
Clinically, she said it has always been important to put her patients’ needs first while continuing to provide quality care.
“We’ve had an excellent partner in Dr. Russell Vetick and a wonderful relationship with the other health care providers at the Boone County Health Center,” Kuester said. “Part of that care is providing excellent surgical care right here at home. We have been blessed with our relationship with our surgeons which has centered around Dr. Pete Diedrichsen and now also Dr. Andrew Baldwin. Keeping ophthalmology as an almost weekly specialty clinic in Albion is very important to us and we think it benefits our patients greatly.”
Kuester saw a need for improvements as it was becoming more difficult to meet the demands of the healthcare industry in the previous space.
The process initially began a little over a year ago, with demolition taking place the last week of 2017.
The old space has been completely gutted and the office expanded into the building to the east of Eye Physicians.
After working out of the side of the building for six months, the staff moved back into the new space in July 2018.
The front of the building was completed in early fall and the sign was installed earlier this month.
“If people ask if I am done, I say that we will always look for things that we can continue to improve on to make it a better place for our patients and a better place for our team to work,” Kuester said.
Read the complete story in the Dec. 26 Albion News & Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.