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Meet our Doctors

Our Doctors

All of the physicians at Retina Care Specialists have trained at the most renowned and respected retina and ophthalmology programs in the world. We are very proud to have an extremely well trained, professional staff as part of the Retina Care Specialists team. Your knowledge and comfort level are very important to us, so please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Mark Michels

Dr. Mark Michels

Mark Michels, MD, FACS is a board-certified ophthalmologist as well as the Founder and Managing Partner of Retina Care Specialists. There, he completed his undergraduate studies in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences and graduated with honors. He completed his medical training there as well earning Honors for Research and the Faculty Award for Research. After completing a […] Adrian Lavina

Dr. Adrian Lavina

Adrian LaviƱa, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist who earned his undergraduate degree with Honors at the University of Florida, and then graduated with Research Distinction from the University of Miami School of Medicine.. He received the Edward Norton Award for outstanding performance in Ophthalmology by a medical student. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine […] Paul Gallogly

Dr. Paul Gallogly

Paul Gallogly, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist who received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Florida. He graduated with honors and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Gallogly completed an internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. Following his internship, he completed his residency in […] Philip Laird

Dr. Philip Laird

Philip Laird, M.D. is a native Floridian who graduated with Honors from University of Florida. While at Florida, he was a member of the varsity Track & Field and Cross Country teams. He is a recipient of the College of Health and Human Performance Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. Dr. Laird then attended medical school at […] James H. Guildford

Dr. James H. Guildford

James H. Guildford, M.D. is a board-certified retinal vitreous disease specialist who has practiced ophthalmology in the Greater West Palm Beach, Stuart and Port St. Lucie areas for more than 30 years. A Buffalo native, he attended college at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he received an undergraduate degree in chemical […]

Dr. David Levine

Dr. David Levine

David Levine, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist and specializes in treating medical and surgical diseases of the retina. He earned his undergraduate degree in Anthropology with honors at the University of Florida. Afterwards, he graduated again with honors from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. While […] Clay Bavinger

Dr. Clay Bavinger

Clay Bavinger, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist that specializes in treating medical and surgical diseases of the retina. He is pleased to return home to Florida and offer his expert compassionate care in the management of retinal disease since completing his education and training out of state. He earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University […]