COS Prayer Breakfast at AAO

2024 -- Join Us in Chicago!

Sunday, October 20, 2024
6:30-8:00 am

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Room: DuSable

Deborah Gess Ristvedt, DO
Vance Thompson Vision
“Servant Leadership at the Core”*

Dr. Deborah Gess Ristvedt is a third-generation, board-certified eye surgeon at Vance Thompson Vision in Alexandria, MN.

She specializes in advanced cataract surgery, glaucoma care, and oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Ristvedt’s innovative techniques and commitment to patient involvement make her a valuable team member to her practice. She also provides laser skin treatments for rejuvenation.  It is important to Dr. Ristvedt that her patients are involved in their own care, and she works with them to formulate customized treatment plans that achieve restorative, desirable results. 

Her legacy in ophthalmology is backed by her grandfather Lowell Gess, who served in Sierra Leone, and her father, Timothy Gess, who also practiced in Alexandria, MN.

Debby, as she’s known to loved ones, enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is married to Eric, and together they have a daughter and two sons. Debby’s greatest hope is to leave a legacy of a faith-filled life that’s evidenced by the compassion she shows for all people. Debby also enjoys painting, paddle boarding, and wake surfing!

* Pending approval: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Association of Georgia through the joint providership of Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME and Christian Ophthalmology Society. The Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide accredited continuing education for physicians.

The Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME designates this hybrid/other activity for a maximum of 1AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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