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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 Biology.

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.


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