Ophthalmologists

Meet Our Ophthalmologists

 

Dr. Michael G. Richie, M.D., Ophthalmologist

Dr. Richie
Dr. Michael Richie is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a special interest in laser vision correction (LASIK and PRK) and cataract surgery, especially refractive cataract surgery using high technology multifocal and toric lens implants.
Dr. Richie incorporates his years of LASIK experience into his cataract surgery,
creating personalized advanced surgical plans unique to each individual
patient for correcting astigmatism, dealing with reading, and honing visual
outcomes.
After graduating from St John's University, Dr. Richie received his medical degree from the University of
Minnesota, followed by an Internship at Hennepin County Medical Center and a Residency in
Ophthalmology at the Eye Institute, The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Dr. Richie's professional memberships and affiliations include:
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Having already hit the Perfect Golf Shot (Pokegama Golf Course, Grand Rapids, MN, 9-4-05, par 3, 170-
yard 8th Hole with a 6 iron), Dr. Richie has no plans to climb a mountain or jump out of an air plane,
although he may try his hand at writing the Great American Novel.

Dr. Richie and his wife Mary have lived in Faribault since 1991 and actively support their Church and local schools, the United Way, the local Chamber of Commerce, and a variety of other community
organizations and charities. They love skiing in the mountains and are now wise enough to break for lunch and warm their toes. Finally, they have three adult children and love their “empty nest”.


Dr. Mark A. Weisbrod, M.D., Ophthalmologist

Dr. Weisbrod
Richie Eye Clinic is excited to welcome Dr. Mark Weisbrod, MD to our team. A native of Rochester and graduate of Mayo high school, Dr. Weisbrod attended Concordia College-Moorhead for his undergraduate education where, in addition to his studies, he found time to play basketball for the Cobbers. He then went on to medical school at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with honors. Wanting to explore the country, Dr. Weisbrod traveled to Texas and completed his ophthalmology residency at University of Texas Medical Branch. Post-residency, Dr. Weisbrod completed a very prestigious subspecialty fellowship in Medical Retinal Disease at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, in Miami.

Dr. Weisbrod is an excellent cataract surgeon and is well-trained with the latest techniques and lenses, including refractive cataract surgery to minimize a patient’s dependence on glasses. He also enjoys treating glaucoma, diabetes in the eye, macular degeneration, and droopy eyelids. In addition, with his Retina Fellowship training Dr Weisbrod is a specialist in treating retinal disorders including macular degeneration, diabetes, and vascular disease of the eye with all the latest and most advanced injectable medicines and lasers, a new level of expertise formerly only available in Rochester or the Twin Cities.

Dr. Weisbrod is a newlywed, married recently to his wife Michelle, and enjoys everything outdoors, especially bicycling, skiing, running, hiking, and fishing.

Dr. Weisbrod's professional memberships and affiliations include:

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
American Society of Retinal Specialists
University of Minnesota Alumni Association
Bascom Palmer Alumni Association