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Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Emily Fleming

Meet Dr. Emily Fleming in today’s Doctor Spotlight!

Where are you from?

I’m from Tupelo.

Why did you want to become an optometrist?

I wanted to be an optometrist because I spent so much time as a patient in my local optometrist’s office. I felt comfortable there and it seemed like something I would enjoy doing. 

What is your favorite thing about your job?

My favorite thing about my job is the relationships I have with my patients—after 12 years in this area I have gotten to see children growing up, and follow patients through different milestones. 

Tell us about your family.

I am married to Mark Fleming and we have two children—Russ is 3 and Kate is 1. 

What is your favorite weekend activity?

My weekends are spent with my family, playing outside and cooking and grilling.