About Our Doctors


DR. Clark W. Deem Tacoma WA Washington Ophthalmologist
Clark W. Deem, M.D., obtained his B.A. at Amherst College in Massachusetts and completed his M.D. and internal medicine residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He spent two years as an Army flight surgeon and served in Vietnam. His ophthalmology residency was completed at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Deem and his family came to Tacoma, Washington in 1976, when he began his practice of ophthalmology with the Tacoma Eye Clinic. In 1990, he opened his solo practice at the Cedar Medical Center. In 2002, Dr. Deem co-founded Eye M.D.s of Puget Sound. Dr. Deem is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a Fellow of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, has additional specialty training in internal medicine and has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology in addition to numerous other professional organizations.

In addition, he volunteers with Eye Care America, and he is the ophthalmology consultant to Pediatrix, a group that manages premature infant care in the South Sound region. He enjoys choral music and has sung with the Gloriana Singers, the Tacoma Masterchorale, the Tacoma Symphony Chorus and the Northwest Repertory Singers. Dr. Deem and his wife, Julie, a Tacoma native, have four children. They reside in University Place.


DR. Francis Geissler Tacoma WA
Trained as both a basic scientist and surgeon, Dr. Geissler strives to provide cutting edge medical and surgical care to his patients. A Tacoma native and second generation Ophthalmologist, Dr. Geissler obtained his MS in Toxicology and PhD in Anatomy/ Immunology from University of Washington. He went on to complete medical school at the UW with specialty eye training at the Storm Eye Institute in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dr. Geissler has published numerous scientific studies in diverse fields including Ophthalmology, Cancer treatment, Immunology and Toxicology. He continues to be active in clinical research in addition to practicing medicine. He has a special interest in Cataract surgery and Laser Refractive surgery (LASIK, Epi-LASIK) and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Geissler and his wife Alberta, reside in South Puget Sound with their two children.


DR. Michael  Warner
Michael A. Warner, M.D., P.C. is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital in New York City. He then served a research and clinical fellowship in ophthalmic plastic surgery at Harvard University. He has authored multiple articles and chapters within his field. He is a board certified ophthalmologist and Orbitofacial Plastic surgeon. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and member of the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons and ARVO.

Dr. Warner joins us from his practice in Eastern Oregon where he has been practicing since 1995. He specializes in Orbitofacial Plastic surgery. Services offered include eyelid and facial surgery, brow lifts, Botox®, Radiesse®, and Restylane®. Please contact our office to schedule your consultation.


DR. William W. Waugh
William W. Waugh, DO, a Michigan native, started out in engineering, but then decided medicine was for him. He received his BA at Wayne State University in Detroit and went on to medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following a stint as an emergency room physician in the Detroit area, his interest in ophthalmology grew. His residency was at the Detroit Osteopathic Hospital with additional training at Kresge Eye Institute and Childrenís Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Waugh is Board Certified and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Michigan State University. He has practiced in Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, and he has been in Washington since 2002. While in Olympia, in 2004, he had a serious accident. Following a long recovery he returned to work as a medical ophthalmologist in Bellevue/Kirkland. He now returns home to Olympia to work with Drs. Geissler and Deem.

In his spare time, Dr. Waugh enjoys boating and his beautiful home on Budd Inlet.

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