Eric Everett Lindstrom, MD, MPH

Eric Lindstrom

Title: Ophthalmologist

Company: Lindstrom Eye Clinic

Location: Laurel, Mississippi, United States

Eric Everett Lindstrom, MD, MPH, Ophthalmologist at Lindstrom Eye Clinic, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine.

A former U.S. Army surgeon, aviation medical examiner, and FAA flight surgeon with the Mississippi Air National Guard, Dr. Lindstrom retired from active duty and has served as an ophthalmologist in Laurel since 1987. After leading physicians in numerous clinical settings, he now spends much of his time as deacon of the First Baptist Church in Laurel, and maintains memberships with the finest medical and military societies in America. For his services to the U.S. armed forces, Dr. Lindstrom was decorated with a Bronze Star, an Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and a Meritorious Service Medal.

 Born in Helena, Montana to Everett Harry and Nan Augusta Lindstrom, Dr. Lindstrom attended Wheaton College and became a doctor at the University of Maryland in 1963. He interned with the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and served a residency in aerospace medicine with the School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base in Texas.  Good eyesight being vital to pilots, Dr. Lindstrom also served a residency in ophthalmology at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He saw combat as a surgeon with the 12th combat aviation group during the Vietnam War, and survived to become chief of professional services and aviation medicine at Beach Army Hospital in Fort Wolters, Texas. Dr. Lindstrom returned to Tacoma to become assistant chief of ophthalmology at Madigan, and served briefly as a medical director of the Palo Pinto County Mental Health Clinic before retiring.

In addition to his clinical roles, Dr. Lindstrom also holds a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the board of the Laurel Salvation Army, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, among numerous medical societies. Notably, he is a member of the Flying Physicians Association, the Society of Military Ophthalmologists, the Society of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Flight Surgeons, and the the Alliance Air National Guard Flight Surgeons. Dr. Lindstrom served his country after marrying his wife, Nancy Jo Alexander, in 1960. They have two children, Laura Ann and Eric Everett.

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