All professionals at Castle Hills Eye Specialists PA maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Ricardo N. Sepulveda
Specialty: Disease of the Retina and Vitreous
Areas of Interest:
- Functional and Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
- Corneal Diseases and Transplants
- Premium Cataract Surgery
- Retina and Vitreous Diseases
Dr. Sepulveda was born in Illinois and grew up in Monterrey, Mexico. He attended Medical School at the University of Monterrey. Upon graduating, he moved to Houston where he worked with Dr. Charles A. Garcia as a Retina Research Fellow at University of Texas Medical School. During this time he also held a faculty position at the University of Houston College of Optometry where he was involved in the early development of the Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope.
In 2004, Dr. Sepulveda moved to Cleveland, OH for an internship in General Surgery at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. He developed an interest in Eyelid and Facial Surgery after working with Dr. Maria Siemionow who performed the first face transplant in the US, and also completed a course in Microsurgery under her supervision.
After his internship he completed a 3 year Ophthalmology residency at New York Medical College St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan and served as Chief Resident in his final year. During this year, Dr. Sepulveda spent one month living in Madurai, India learning the Small Incision Cataract Surgery technique at Aravind Eye Hospital. He was then invited to return to the Cleveland Clinic for a fellowship in Refractive Surgery and Corneal Diseases at the Cole Eye Institute.
In 2009 he moved to Houston, TX to work with his friend and mentor Dr. Garcia, where he completed an additional two year surgical fellowship in Retinal and Vitreous Diseases of the eye.
Dr. Sepulveda has been involved in Cornea, Diabetes and Macular Degeneration research projects throughout his career, has published in several journals of medicine and co-authored in Adler’s Textbook of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Sepulveda has lived in San Antonio for three years with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys living closer to his family in Mexico and the amenities both the city and Texas Hill Country have to offer. He is a third generation doctor and understands the importance of cultivating long lasting doctor-patient relationships. Dr. Sepulveda brings over ten years of clinical experience with over 8,000 eye procedures to Castle Hills Eye Specialists.
Dr. M. Coleman Driver Jr.
I was born in Austin, Texas in 1943 and attended Undergraduate school at Florida State and Memphis State. I completed an MS (early research on beta-blockers) and MD at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. My Residency in ophthalmology was at USF in Tampa, Fla. (1973-1976).
I completed a fellowship in Retina Surgery at Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, and became a board-certified Ophthalmologist in 1977.
In 1977 I founded Austin Retina Associates and practiced there until 2006. I had up to 8 physicians in my group and we staffed 13 satellite offices. While in Austin our group was well known for our role in medical research. I was the treating physician in several studies including ocular injections with Lucentis and Ozurdex.
In 2006 I sold my practice to my partners and retired to start a small practice in San Angelo. The practice became so busy that I took in an associate and sold the practice to him in 2010.
In 2010 I was asked to help some friends at San Antonio Ophthalmology Associates because they had lost their retina specialist. While in private practice, I became a part-time instructor and provider for the South Texas VA.
In 2016, I started a new practice called Castle Hills Eye Specialists. I continue to see patients on a referral-only basis and have 2 general ophthalmologists who do the bulk of the work.
I am an Emeritus member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member in good standing of the American Society of Retina Specialists. I am a member of and have served as president of the Texas Ophthalmological Association. I have represented the Texas Board of medical examiners on the formulary committee of the State Board of Optometry. I have served as a retina specialist for the South Texas VA Healthcare Center and a clinical professor of ophthalmology for UTSA.
Jolene (Jody) R. Driver MPAS, PA-C
- Master’s Degree Physician Assistant Studies, Ophthalmology Specialty 2009
- Ophthalmic Coding Specialist certification 2009
- Bachelor’s Degree General studies 2008
- Physician Assistant Certificate January 2002
- NCCPA Certification March 2002
- NCCPA Special Recognition in Surgery May 2002
- NCCPA Recertification January 2007, August 2013
- Registered Nurse Associates Degree of Nursing May 1992
- August 2012- December 2013 Creighton Ed.D Program
- August 2009- March 2011 Texas Tech MBA program
- August 2008- September 2009 University of Nebraska Medical Center
- August 2005- August 2008 University of North Dakota
- January 2001- January 2002 Physician Assistant Program, University of North Dakota
- August 1999-May 2000 University of Wyoming Extended Studies
- August 1999-May 2000 Central Wyoming College General Studies
- January 1990- May 1992 Central Wyoming College of Nursing, Central Wyoming College
- August 1988- December1990 Sheridan College General Studies
Phone Number: (210) 348-8788
Address:2191 NW Military Hwy San Antonio, TX 78213