Eye Care Physicians — Nashville and Hendersonville, Tennessee
There are many optometrists serving Nashville and surrounding communities, but the unique combination of decades of experience, advanced training, and superior facilities truly distinguishes Walter Choate, O.D.. Serving those in Nashville, Hendersonville, and other areas throughout Middle Tennessee, our eye care physicians provide superior care for patients seeking everything from advanced contact lenses to the latest eye disease treatments.
Walter Choate, O.D.
Education and Training
Walter Choate, O.D., earned a B.S. in biology from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi in 1973. In 1979, he graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Since then, he has been practicing as a private eye care physician in the Nashville area, near Hendersonville, Tennessee. Dr. Choate is also an FDA investigator and consultant for contact lens-related products and equipment.
Dr. Choate is board-certified in the treatment and management of eye diseases in the state of Tennessee, and is also credentialed for the management of refractive surgery patients.
Memberships and Affiliations
As one of the most prominent eye care physicians in Nashville, Walter Choate, O.D. is a member of many professional organizations. Dr. Choate is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a charter member of the American Optometric Association's Contact Lens Section. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of Primary Care Optometry News, Review of Optometry, and Optometry Times. In addition, Dr. Choate is an adjunct professor at Southern College of Optometry, the University of Houston College of Optometry, the University of Missouri - St. Louis School of Optometry, and the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry. He is an active member of First Presbyterian Church, where he enjoys medical mission work. He is also past president of the Madison-Goodlettsville Rotary Club. When not at work Dr. Choate enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and fishing.
Selinda Van Dell, O.D.
Selinda Van Dell, O.D., graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania Honors College in 2007, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Product Development. Dr. Van Dell worked as an optician for a private optometry practice in Exton, Pennsylvania until deciding to pursue a degree in Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia. Dr. Van Dell graduated from Salus University in May of 2012, and is board certified with the American Board of Optometry.
After completing her Optometry degree, Dr. Van Dell and her husband moved to Durham, North Carolina where her husband completed his medical residency and she practiced Optometry with Eye Care Associates. In July of 2014 Dr. Van Dell and her husband moved to Nashville, TN where she accepted a position with Choate Eye Associates due to their longstanding reputation of excellence in contact lens, optical and medical eye care. Outside of work, Dr. Van Dell enjoys hiking, camping, cooking and spending time with her dog, Stella.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Care Physicians
As highly experienced eye care physicians serving those from Nashville, Hendersonville, and surrounding areas of Tennessee, Walter Choate, O.D. and Selinda Van Dell, O.D. are ideally positioned to offer comprehensive eye care services. To set up an appointment, please contact Choate Eye Associates today.