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Doctors & Staff

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

Janice Bianchi Frederickson, OD

Dr. Frederickson has 26+ years experience and prefers to be called Dr Jan. Her education began at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with a BS in Natural Sciences/Mathematics. She then attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) where she received an additional BS in Physiological Optics and an O.D. (Doctor of Optometry).

Dr. Frederickson is highly respected in her field by both the industry and her colleagues. She has twice authored eye care related articles that have been carried in local publication. In addition to being past president of the local chapter of the state society WPOS (Western Pennsylvania Optometric Society) and a committee chair to the POA (Pennsylvania Optometric Association), Dr Jan was named “Young O.D. of the Year 1996” for the state of Pennsylvania & a finalist for national “Young O.D. of the Year 1997” for the AOA (American Optometric Association). In 2000, Dr. Jan received the ‘George Gottschalk Jr. Memorial Award’ in recognition of outstanding service from the POA. She is a member in good standing of all three; WPOS, POA, and AOA. Dr. Jan is an active member of the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce serving on committees there and currently is on the board of directors. The Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce named her “Chamber Member of the Year” in 2010. She’s also a former officer in PTS at West Point Elementary. A participating Doctor of ‘Vision USA’ and ‘InfantSEE’. Other organizations and groups she is a member of include: The Westmoreland Trust; PA Cleanways; the CVC (Conemaugh Valley Conservancy); and a supporter of such local groups as Westmoreland Special Olympics, local high school groups, local Boy & Girl Scout Troops, just to name a few.

Jill Miller, O.D.

Dr Jill Miller has been practicing with us for over 12+ years and brings 20+ yrs of experience with her. Dr Jill is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) receiving her bachelors degree in biology. Afterwards she attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) where she received her O.D. (Doctor of Optometry).

Dr Miller is mostly in our office on Fridays. She is involved in the community and a proud participant of ‘Vision USA’ and InfantSEE. Dr Miller is credentialed to co-manage Lasik vision correction with TLC. When not practicing, her main focus is on her two children. We are proud to have Dr Jill at our office.

Practice History

This practice was founded in the Greensburg area in 1928 by Dr. Ferguson, making it one of the oldest (if not the oldest) and most established practices in the region. In 1943 Dr Shoop took over and in 1950 Dr Donald Friedberg bought the practice. He then incorporated the practice. Dr. Janice Bianchi Frederickson became the owner in 1995 and the staff strives to maintain the high level of excellence and stability expected by the patients. In 1999 the practice became affiliated with Vision Source. In 2001 the paractice move to it’s current location and changed it’s name to Family Eye Care West. And in 2012 the affiliation with VS was incorporated into the name … Family Eye Care West. – Vision Source

Charles H. Frederickson Jr. M.B.A. – VP of Operations

Charlie is the senior manager of the practice and oversees all finance and marketing duties. His undergraduate degree is from California University of PA, and his MBA is from Indiana University of PA. Charlie also studied at Manisfield College, Oxford England. Charlie has lectured at POA conferences on various subjects pertaining to running an optometrist office. All advertising, budgeting, and promotional events may go through his office, but don’t be surprised to see him in a tool belt and work clothes because he also doubles as the resident handyman.

Lori Mon – Optometric Manager

Lori has been in the industry for 35+ years and with us for over 10 years. You may see Lori at the front desk, in the optical or in the pretest room. She can handle any question or concern you might have. You never know where she may turn up next.

Mary Piper – Compliance Officer/insurance

Mary has been with us for 11+ years now. She handles insurance claims and is the HIPAA “guru”. Rest assured, if you are due any benefits from your insurance company for the services/products we provide, she will get them for you. Mary also doubles as one of our ‘Jack-of-all-trades’ knowing how to do aspects of everyone’s duties in case of illness or vacation…. Which means she is never allowed to get sick or go on vacation herself, despite that she still manages to spend time out west riding horses.

Beverly Panigal – Technician

Bev has 24+ years experience and has been with the practice for over 21 years now. As our head technician, Bev does the pre-test, some of the visual field testing, and is the first part of our comprehensive eye/health exam. She also can handle some of the optician duties. New technologies for Bev is a wiz with the addition of our OCT, PHP, and Optos instruments which allows for extraordinary medical evaluation. It’s tough to catch Bev without a smile on her face.

Chip Frederickson – spokes-child/model

Chip is our spokes-child and part of our public relations team, and in most of our print ads. Perhaps you’ve seen him on a billboard.  He is the son of Dr Jan & Charlie Frederickson. Chip loves to show off his glasses and go to “mommy’s office”. “gasshes” was one of his first words (after mom and dada). So if you see him at the office, don’t be surprised if he starts asking … “better one or two” …

CJ Frederickson – spokes-child/model

CJ also is a member of the public relations team and in most print ads. He too is the son of Dr. Jan & Charlie Frederickson. Part of CJ’s responsibility is to make sure there is kid friendly reading material and that all the ‘Thomas and Friends’ cars and track are ready for play.