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Doctors And Staff
Stephen R. Mullins, O.D.
Dr. Stephen Mullins graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern College of Optometry in 2007. Dr. Mullins is also a 2003 graduate of Samford University in Birmingham,AL with a degree in
Dr. Mullins is currently the president of the Upper Cumberland Optometric Physicians Society and a contributing member of the Tennessee and American Optometric Associations. A native of
Cookeville, he enjoys athletics and outdoor activities. He is a member of Cookeville noon Rotary and serves on the board of Heart of the Cumberland.
Dr. Mullins and his wife, Brittan, attend The River Community Church and have four children.
Ralph H. Mullins, O.D.
Dr. Ralph H. Mullins attended Tennessee Technological University and graduated in 1977 from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He is a member of the American Optometric Association,
Tennessee Optometric Association, and Upper Cumberland Optometric Society. Dr. Mullins is also a member of the Tennessee Academy of Optometry.
His second profession is enjoying his grandchildren and raising Angus cattle. Dr. Mullins and his wife, Shirley, attend First Baptist Church.
Deanna Apple O.D.
Dr. Deanna Apple graduated with honors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Optometry in 2012. She is a native of Jackson County where she graduated as the
valedictorian from high school in 2003. Dr. Apple went on to play college basketball at Tennessee Tech University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2007 with a bachelors degree in
Health Science Biology.
She is a member of the Upper Cumberland Optometric Physicans Society, Tennessee Optometric Association, and American Optometric Association.
In her free time she enjoys athletic events and church activities. Dr. Apple attends the Pippin Church of Christ here in Cookeville with her family. She is very excited to practice
optometry close to home.
Shellie has been a member of Mullins Vision Associates for over 15 years. She works primarily in the insurance and billing area of the practice. Shellie enjoys horseback riding, gardening,
Amy has been a member of Mullins Vision Associates for over 25 years. She enjoys spending time with her two children, Jake and Lexi. Amy also enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time at the lake.
Elizabeth has been a member of Mullins Vision Associates staff for 11 years but has been a patient here since the age of nine. She is a Cookeville native and enjoys traveling and University of Tennessee football. Elizabeth and her husband Tommy are parents to Ellie and Tucker.
Kaylia has been a doctor's assistant at Mullins Vision for 7 years. She is a Jackson County native. Kaylia and her husband Chance have a daughter, Kambree.
Megan has been at Mullins Vision for two years. She enjoys spending time with her husband Jeramie and family. Megan loves to golf and travel.
Melissa began working at MVA in 2017. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and extended family. Melissa also enjoys crafting, gardening, and going to the lake.
Jessica has been a member of Mullins Vision for three years. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their son, Beau.