OUR PHYSICIANS


Experienced Eye Professionals Dedicated to Quality Care

When you trust Traverse City Eye Consultants with your eye care needs, you get knowledgeable ophthalmology and optometric care. Our technicians are Certified Ophthalmic Assistants (COA) and Certified Ophthalmic Technicians (COT). We have been serving families in the community with outstanding eye care for over 20 years!
 Kenneth B. Gum, MD

Kenneth B. Gum, MD

Education
  • Oakland University - Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Michigan Medical School - Honors
 Accolades and Accomplishments
  • Medical Internship - St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
  • Published work on retina and oculoplastic surgery
 Organizations
  • National Writers Series
  • Board of Directors - Adams Chapter Trout Unlimited
  • Federation of Fly Fishers
  • Ruffed Grouse Society
  • Conservation Resource Alliance

Robert A. Foote, OD

Ashley J. Holdsworth, DO

Education
  • Obtained her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Completed her internship and residency through Michigan State University at Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan
 Affiliations/Memberships and Accomplishments
  • AOCOO HNS-American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • AAO-American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology mission trip providing surgical care to the people of Casa De Luz in the Dominican Republic
 Personal
  • Originally from Algonac, Michigan in southeastern Michigan, on the shores of Lake St. Clair
  • Enjoys sailing, skiing and spending time outdoors


Robert A. Foote, OD

Robert  A. Foote, OD 

Education
  • Alma College - Biology
  • Ferris State University College of Optometry - High Honors
 Accolades and Accomplishments
  • Michigan's Certified Low Vision Specialists
  • Leads missions trip to Honduras, Mexico, and Peru
  • Helps bring eyeglasses to children through the Northwest Michigan Migrant Program
 Personal
  • Enjoys spending time with his family
  • Enjoys golfing, fishing, upland bird hunting, and
  • Avid outdoorsman
  • Active with the Suttons Bay Rotary Club

Kristen M. Chippi, OD

 Kristen M. Chippi, OD

Education
  • University of Michigan – Bachelor of Science
  • University of Houston College of Optometry
 Accolades and Accomplishments
  • Grand Rounds Case Report Honor Selection
  • University of Michigan Honors Recipient
 Personal
  • Originally from Harbor Springs, MI
  • Enjoys hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding

Kristen M. Chippi, OD

David M. Felger, OD

Education
  • University of Michigan – Bachelor of Science
  • Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University
 Accolades and Accomplishments
  • University of Michigan Academic Athlete Award Recipient
  • Ocular Disease Residency at Columbus/Chillicothe, Ohio-
    VA Medical Centers
  • Clinical Instructor-Ohio State University of Optometry
 Personal
  • Originally from Iron River, MI
  • Enjoys spending time with his family in beautiful Northern Michigan. 
  • Likes to hike, snowshoe with his dogs, and play rugby.
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