Gary Jerkins, M.D.

Ophthalmologist Gary Jerkins, M.D.

Nashville Ophthalmologist Gary Jerkins, M.D.

Dr. Jerkins is a native of Nashville. He completed his undergraduate work at David Lipscomb University followed by medical school at the University of Tennessee at Memphis.

After an internship at Methodist Hospital, Dr. Jerkins completed his residency at the University of Tennessee Department of Ophthalmology in Memphis. Dr. Jerkins’ comprehensive ophthalmology practice began in 1982, focusing on cataract surgery and contact lens care.

He also serves as a Principle Investigator for a variety of FDA-approved clinical trials. His career includes numerous leadership roles and appointments within the ophthalmology community.

Since 1996 his recurring trips to Ukraine have allowed him to share his faith through medical and humanitarian efforts. In 2010 Dr. Jerkins founded SeaStarKids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that sponsors a summer Bible camp, monthly outings, and university scholarships to underprivileged Ukrainian young people.

Dr. Jerkins joined the Loden Vision team in January of 2019, bringing over 40 years of experience to Loden Vision Centers.

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Many thanks to Doctor Loden and his amazing staff! They made something that would otherwise be very intimidating very comforting. Their professionalism and service was off the charts. I am one day post surgery and am pain free and can see better than I have for twenty years. I would recommend them to anyone!

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I am so thankful to Dr. Loden. My results from my LASIK surgery were instant. I don't have hardly any vision distortion and it 1 day post surgery, it will just keep getting better each day. I see better now than I've ever been able to with glasses or contacts. I so recommend Dr. Loden!!!

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Provided by Citysearch - Thanks to Dr. Loden and his staff. I had LASIK yesterday with the guarantee that I would have 20/20 or better. Now it's the day after and sure enough I have 20/20 in both eyes and Dr. Loden says "it will only get better." Everything he has said has been spot on so there is no need to doubt him now. His staff was the nicest people I've ever met in a business environment. If anyone deserves a award it would be Loden Vision Center.

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