Introducing Dr. Casey Geringer!
Physician Spotlight: Dr. Casey Geringer
Dr. Casey Geringer, glaucoma specialist and doctor of osteopathic medicine,* is the latest ophthalmologist to join West Georgia Eye Care Center Main.
Read on for a smattering of fun facts:
Where has she lived?
Primarily in the great Midwest. A Nebraska native, Dr. Geringer completed medical school in Iowa, and ophthalmology residency and fellowship in Detroit, Michigan.
What was her undergraduate major?
Exercise physiology. She has a keen interest in kinesiology, and was a sports enthusiast in high school: she played volleyball, basketball, and ran track. “Track was definitely my favorite,” she says, adding, “I still love to run—it’s thoroughly therapeutic.”
The path to eye care was something of a labyrinth, actually (like many of our doctors). Originally interested in family practice, she requested information on becoming a Physician Assistant, but instead received a packet for Osteopathic Medicine. Immediately intrigued by the holistic approach to medical treatment, Dr. Geringer launched pursuit of a D.O. Ultimately, she landed on a career in ophthalmology, and feels that glaucoma treatment allows a perfect “science-art fusion” of both surgery and relational in-office care. “I love my geriatric patients; they’re ‘old souls,’ they have such rich life stories to offer.”
When she’s not in the office…
She’s focused on her family. Dr. Geringer and her husband have three kiddos under the age of 11, and enjoy an energetic home life. She’s also a runner and a committed CrossFit aficionado. In snatches of downtime, Dr. Geringer reads “slice of life” books: human interest novels, with a particular focus on historical fiction. Most recent good read? A Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus (which she classifies as a “can’t-stop-reading-if-I-tried” kind of book).
Note: “Osteopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medical care founded on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health. This philosophy… [embraces] the concept of ‘wellness’ and recognize[s] the importance of treating illness within the context of the whole body,” according to the philosophy statement of American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.