Paragon Ophthalmology has been providing quality eye care for the greater Kalamazoo area since 1969. This practice specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems and diseases of the eye. Our practice is committed to providing high quality, efficient and cost effective eye care to the community in a family-oriented setting.

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Paragon Ophthalmology
1052 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
F: 269-343-5375

Meet the Doctors

Jonathan A. Rowe, M.D.

Graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan and completed his residency training in ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following residency, he was an associate consultant in ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic prior to private practice in Kalamazoo. Dr. Rowe has worked in Kalamazoo since 1999.

Medical Ophthalmology

Joseph Doe IV, M.D.

Dr. Doe received his undergraduate training at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his Medical Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and received residency training in Kalamazoo Michigan, followed by Ophthalmology training at Loyola of Chicago and Hines Veterans Hospital of Chicago.

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations:
Bronson Methodist Hospital Kalamazoo
Borgess Medical Center
The Surgery Center of Kalamazoo

Brendan F. Butler, MD

Dr. Butler, a Kalamazoo native, has been serving the local population since 2018. After graduating from Kalamazoo College, he received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 2011. He returned to Kalamazoo for internship training before going back to NYU and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital for residency training in ophthalmology. Dr. Butler then moved to Portland, Oregon where he undertook specialized training in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma at Oregon Health & Science University and Devers Eye Institute. Dr. Butler worked in Southern Oregon while enjoying the rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest for a couple years, but ultimately decided to return to his hometown Kalamazoo where he could enjoy more time with his family.

Glaucoma & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations:

Bronson Methodist Hospital
Borgess Medical Center
The Surgery Center of Kalamazoo

Adam D. Turner, DO

Dr. Turner is a lifelong Michigan resident, having been born and raised on the east side of the state. He attended college at Central Michigan University where he received a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Turner served the communities of Chesaning and Corunna for 6 years as the local high school’s Athletic Trainer. He went on to attend medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at Beaumont Health.

Dr. Turner has a special interest in cataract and eyelid surgeries, as well as routine eye exams for diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. He is currently board eligible with both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.

In his spare time, Dr. Turner enjoys being outdoors hunting and has recently picked up the hobby of scuba diving. He is also looking forward to exploring all that the west side of the state has to offer.

Julie L. McMullen, OD

Dr. Julie L. McMullen, our optometrist, joined Paragon Ophthalmology in 2007. She performs comprehensive eye examinations, including diabetic eye exams, and works with patients of all ages. She specializes in contact lenses, including difficult to fit cases, and has participated in several contact lens studies. She is currently accepting new patients.

Dr.  McMullen has been practicing in the Kalamazoo area since 1994 after graduating with high distinction from the Michigan College of Optometry. As a fourth year optometry student, she received the Pilkington-Barnes-Hind Student Recognition Award for her work with contact lenses, and the Bernell Clinical Optometry Award for her patient care. She completed her undergraduate education at Western Michigan University where she earned a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry. She also earned a B.S. in Vision Sciences from Ferris State University.

Dr. McMullen is very active in the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA) and recently served as President of the MOA for 2019-20. She is also active in the American  Optometric Association. She has served as president of the Southwest Michigan Optometric Association since 2008. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and has been a continuing education course reviewer for the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) since 2011. She has participated in VOSH Missions to Honduras in the past. She is currently pursuing her Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.

In her spare time, Dr. McMullen enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, playing in the dirt (also known as gardening), photography, writing, and spending time with family.

Doctor of Optometry
Complete Eye Examinations
Contact Lenses

Professional Affiliations:
American Optometric Association
Michigan Optometric Association
Southwest Michigan Optometric Society

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2318 Gull Road, Suite B | Kalamazoo, MI 49048