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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.

He is a contributing member of the Tennessee and American Optometric Associations.

 A native of Cookeville, Dr. Mullins enjoys athletics and outdoor activities. 

Dr. Mullins and his wife 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.

Rachel Wakefield O.D.

Dr. Rachel Wakefield graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 2016 and 

from Southern College of Optometry in 2020. Dr. Wakefield is a native of Lafayette, TN where she attends Willette Missionary Baptist Church. 

Dr. Wakefield is a member of the Lions Club, American Optometric Association, and the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians. In her 

free time she likes to hike and paddle board.


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