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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Family Eye Med the leading provider of vision care products and services in Lebanon.

Jim Gillispie, O.D.Photo of Dr. Gillispie.

Jim is the founder and owner of Gillispie Eye Care in Hermitage, Tennessee.  Originally from West Virginia, Dr. Gillispie earned his doctorate from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis and began practicing in 1990.  After 10 years with a group practice in the Nashville area, he opened Gillispie Eye Care in 2002 as a medically oriented optometry practice.  Dr. Gillispie and Dr. Pino began working together in January 2016.  When he is not in the office, Dr. Gillispie enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Monique Smyth, O.D.

Monique Smyth, O.D.

Monique has been with Family Eye Med since 2022. Dr. Smyth attended Rhodes College in Memphis TN for her undergraduate degree then hopped over to Southern College of Optometry in Memphis for her doctorate. She then performed her residency at Virginia Eye Consultants, focusing on ocular diseases and surgical post op care. She enjoys spending days with her husband and dog, whether trying new restaurants, going kayaking, or gardening in the backyard.

John M. Pino, O.D., Ph.D. (1960-2023)John M. Pino, O.D., Ph.D.

Dr. John Michael Pino, 63, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital after a long, quiet battle with cancer. He is missed dearly.

Allyson Cort

Allyson Cort: Operations Manager – September 2002

Paula Owens

Paula Owens: Office Manager – September 2019

Julie Alexander

Julie Alexander: Front Desk – October 2008

Mylissa Carnes

Mylissa Carnes: Contacts – December 2018

Teresa Doss

Teresa Doss: Optical – May 2020

Brandie Duke

Brandie Duke: Tech – June 2021

Wendy Sorrell

Wendy Sorrell: Optical – June 2021


Brandy Illobre: Licensed Optician – July 2011 – December 2018

Chaos Coordinator (stay-at-home mom) – August 2022 – Present