Dr. Frank Cotter, M.D. (Vistar Eye Center)

Dr. Cotter specializes in Glaucoma Consultant, Glaucoma & Cataract Surgery.

 One of the things that Dr. Frank Cotter enjoys when working with glaucoma patients, is the opportunity that he has to develop long-lasting relationships with them.  He knows that trust between patient and physician as well as an individualized treatment plan is vital in treating this chronic disease. “No two patients are the same; no two glaucomas are the same. The only way to be sure you’re making the right decisions is by individualizing that glaucoma and that treatment for that patient.”

Throughout every step of his career, Dr. Cotter has been grateful for the opportunity to serve his patients in southwest Virginia. As an owner and the Medical Director of Roanoke Valley Center for Sight, he knows he is fully accountable to his patients and is honored to accept that responsibility. “My partners and I crusaded for this surgery center. And, like anything else that I’ve worked so hard for, I appreciate it all the more. Not just for me, but for the added value it provides my patients.”

Dr. Cotter was a co-founder of Project Access which provided medical care for the uninsured for many years before it was folded into the Bradley Free Clinic. He loves being at home with his family but when he gets the chance, he works on improving his tennis game.

Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology

Medical School
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Completed: 1984

Internship
Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Completed: 1985

Residency
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Completed: 1989