YOUR EYECARE TEAM
The Reno Eye Institute will always strive to provide industry leading care to its patients.
Our core principles for patient care include integrity, hard work, and empathy.
DAVID FREEMAN, MD
Dr. David Freeman decided he wanted to be a doctor at the early age of six. After graduating from McQueen High School, right here in Reno, David attended the University of Nevada. He received a Bachelor of Science in biology followed by his Medical Degree from the University of Nevada, School of Medicine.
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2006 - 07
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Ophthalmology Residency, 2007 -10
Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Veteran's Eye Clinic, 2010-17
Medical Retina Fellowship, 2017 -18
YOUR PATIENT FOCUSED TEAM
Lead Technician & Clinic Supervisor
Certified Ophthalmic Medical Assistant
Certified Ophthalmic Scribe
Graduate of University of Hawaii
Nani assists the doctor by performing clinical screening, testing, diagnostics and other necessary directives needed for patient care. She also assists in surgeries. Nani brings extensive experience in all aspects of Ophthalmology which includes clinical, surgical, technician training and administrative duties.
She has been in the Ophthalmology field for over 26 years, making patient care and experience her number one priority.
In her spare time Nani enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, grandkids and friends. Her hobbies include reading, writing poetry and biking. She's also an avid car enthusiast.
Technician & Surgery Scheduler
Courtney started at Reno Eye Institute as our Office Coordinator and has quickly shown promise as our second technician and our surgery coordinator. Courtney handles the scheduling and communication with the surgery centers and our patients who have cataract surgery. She also assists the doctor by performing clinical screening, testing, and diagnostics. She has worked in the Ophthalmology field for more than six years and is excited to continue learning and training under Nani and Dr. Freeman.
Courtney loves spending time with her daughter, and cat Honey Child. She loves to paint, watch football, dance and overall have a good time with the ones she loves!
Insurance & Authorization Specialist
Jami is our insurance and authorization guru. She verifies insurance and obtains necessary authorizations for procedures in, or out, of the office. Jami has over 10 years of experience working with insurance companies and providing high quality patient-care.
When Jami isn’t working, she loves spending time with her family. Jami’s favorite activities include attending her two daughter's sport functions, crafting, or just exploring the great outdoors.
Serena is our Office Coordinator and always greets our patients with a smile and warm welcome. She answers the phone, schedules appointments, checks patients in, and out. Serena has over 10 years of experience working in the medical field.
Serena is a new resident of Reno and is eager to explore her new city. In her spare time she loves crafting, baking and spending time with her son and fiance. She also is a huge hockey fan - GO SHARKS!
When Dr. Freeman decided to open his own practice he needed cheap labor, and who better to fill that position than his wife, Whitney! That’s right - Reno Eye Institute is a family-owned business and when we first opened our doors we were the only “employees.” As the practice has grown Whitney has shifted into the role of Practice Manager. She misses the patient interaction and is thrilled when a patient asks to say hi when they return to the office.
Dave and Whitney met in 1997 as undergraduates at The University of Nevada. They both graduated in 2001, got married in 2003, spent two years in Las Vegas for medical school rotations, and then moved to Denver for four years for Dave’s residency. They had their son in 2010 and moved back to Reno that same year. Whitney earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Marketing and worked in a variety of Account Management positions for clients in diverse industries while employed at different advertising agencies.
Whitney has been a member of the Alliance with the Washoe County Medical Society (AWCMS) since 2010 and helped the organization redesign their logo. Whitney was the founder and Chair for the AWCMS gala which raised over $75k for the Ridge House, a local non-profit organization. Whitney also served on the Board of Directors for The Great Reno Balloon Race from 2017 - 2020. Whitney’s favorite thing to do is spend time with family and friends.