Bryan P. Pechous, M.D. has practiced ophthalmology in Dubuque since 1989. Dr. Pechous has a special interest in small incision and refractive cataract surgery. He also has fellowship training in ophthalmic plastic surgery.
Dr. Pechous is very active in the medical community. He serves as the Vice-President for Medical Affairs at Finley Hospital. He is a former Board member of the Finley Hospital, the Tri-State IPA and the Iowa Health System. He is a past-president of the Dubuque County Medical Society, the Finley Hospital Medical Staff and the Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology. He formerly served on the Iowa Medical Society Board of Trustees. He is past chair of the Iowa Medical Society delegation to The American Medical Association.
Education and Degrees: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH: A.B. Psychology, 1978: Rush University, Chicago IL: M.D., 1983.
Academic Positions: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, 1996-2001.
Internship: Charity Hospital of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, 1983-84.
Residency: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1985-88, Ophthalmology.
Fellowship: Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, LA; Ophthalmic Oncology, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1988-89.
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1990. Lifetime certification.
Hospital Privileges: Finley Hospital Dubuque, Mercy Health Center, Dubuque.
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology, Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Medical Association, Iowa Medical Society, Dubuque County Medical Society.
Hobbies: Cooking, reading, Acting, Collecting old Dubuque currency and ophthalmic exonumia.
Dr. Lucas Flamich, an Illinois native, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. He then pursued his medical training at the Illinois College of Optometry where he earned academic and clinical honors, was awarded the Metro Optic Contact Lens Scholarship, and graduated Magna Cum Laude to earn his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2014.
After graduation, Dr. Flamich completed a post-doctoral Residency in Ocular Disease at the Huntington VA Medical Center in West Virginia. After residency, he continued to serve the Huntington veterans while mentoring optometry student externs as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor of the Illinois College of Optometry, Indiana University School of Optometry, and The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He then returned to the Midwest to provide comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages in a multi-doctor setting in Illinois. Dr. Flamich has since established roots in Dubuque, and is thrilled to be part of Ophthalmology, PC and the surrounding communities. He is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, Tomb and Key Honor Fraternity, and American Optometric Association.
Dr. Flamich focuses on providing comprehensive eye care, with an emphasis on ocular disease management, and a special interest in contact lens fittings that include custom and advanced designs.
In his free time, Dr. Flamich and his wife Stephanie enjoy outdoor activities, sports, cooking, traveling and spending time with family, friends and their dog Otis.