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VisionAmerica – Athens, AL

1207 East Forrest Street
Athens, AL 35611
Phone: (256) 216-5860
Fax: (256) 216-5862
Toll Free: (877) 365-3092

Patricia Fulmer, O.D.
Brian C. Mulrooney, M.D.


Patricia Fulmer, O.D. Center Director

Patricia Fulmer, O.D.
Center Director

Dr. Patricia Fulmer specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex eye diseases, with emphasis in glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Her clinical experience also includes pre- and post-operative management of an assortment of surgical procedures, including cataract surgery.

Dr. Fulmer attended the University of Alabama where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History. While there, she completed the University Honors Program, International Honors Program, and Blount Undergraduate Initiative and studied abroad in both England and Italy. Dr. Fulmer then went on to earn her Doctorate of Optometry Degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, receiving academic honors and earning the Leadership Award and Award of Excellence upon graduation. She was active in the direction of many organizations, including the Beta Sigma Kappa and Gold Key honor societies, and founded the school’s student chapter of the American Academy of Optometry.

After UABSO, Dr. Fulmer moved to Amarillo, Texas, to complete a residency in Ocular Disease and Primary Care at the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center. She feels fortunate to have provided well-deserved care for veterans who served in every branch of our country’s military, including veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and World War II. This experience furthered her clinical skills and knowledge in hospital-based care and management of various eye diseases, as well as gave her a chance to give back to those who have given so much. While at the VA, Dr. Fulmer was also an instructor for interns and presented educational seminars for veterans. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.

Born and raised in Alabama, Dr. Fulmer loves to watch the Crimson Tide roll on game days. She also enjoys traveling, music, and spending time with friends and family, especially at the beach.


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Brian C. Mulrooney, M.D. Anterior Segment Surgeon Cataract Specialist

Brian C. Mulrooney, M.D.
Anterior Segment Surgeon
Cataract Specialist
Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Board Certified

Dr. Mulrooney specializes in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Memphis in 1990 and went on to pursue his Medical Doctor degree at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1995.

Upon graduation, he completed a one year Transitional Internship at Methodist Hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Kansas City, Kansas to pursue a three year Ophthalmology residency at the University of Kansas. Once he completed his residency, he moved back to Tennessee where he completed a one year Ophthalmic Plastic Surgical Fellowship with Ophthalmic Plastic Surgical Associates.

After Dr. Mulrooney completed his fellowship, he moved back to Kansas to serve as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and as the Director of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgical Service. He served at the University of Kansas until he joined VisionAmerica in October 2004 as the Athens cataracts surgeon.

Dr. Mulrooney is board certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has also authored ophthalmologic publications.

Dr. Mulrooney is married and has two young children.

Dr. Brian C. Mulrooney is independently contracted exclusively with Eye Health Partners of Alabama, Inc.

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