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.
John M. Pino, O.D., Ph.D.
Dr. John Pino has been providing primary eye care since 1991 in Middle Tennessee. As clinical director of one of the largest Optometric practices in Tennessee, Dr. Pino focuses on providing the latest technology to his patients. He is a member of both the American Optometric Association and the Tennessee Optometric Association. Dr. Pino is also a fellow of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists, an elite group of only 31 professionals worldwide. He is passionate about helping people regain their ability to perform certain visual tasks like driving, reading, or watching television.
Dr. Pino also holds a Ph.D. in the field of nutrition. He places great emphasis on the importance of nutrition with his patients. As a former cancer survivor, he is passionate about empowering people to live healthier and happier lives. Dr. Pino is also a Professional Health Coach, and he enjoys lecturing and doing research in the field of nutrition.
Dr. Pino, a native of the great state of Tennessee, resides in Lebanon, Tennessee, where he practices. He has been happily married for over 35 years and has two sons. Dr. Pino provides Low Vision Care throughout the state of Tennessee.
Jim Gillispie, O.D.
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 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.
Allyson Cort: Operations Manager – September 2002
Paula Owens: Office Manager – September 2019
Julie Alexander: Front Desk – October 2008
Mylissa Carnes: Contacts – December 2018
Teresa Doss: Optical – May 2020
Brandie Duke: Tech – June 2021
Wendy Sorrell: Optical – June 2021
Brandy Illobre: Licensed Optician – July 2011 – December 2018
Chaos Coordinator (stay-at-home mom) – August 2022 – Present