Our Wonderful Doctors

Cooksey Vision & Cosmetic Center

John Cooksey M.D.

Doctor
john@cookseymd.com

John Cooksey, MD, FACS received his M.D. from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, in 1966. Immediately following his internship at the Confederate Memorial Medical Center in Shreveport, LA, Dr. Cooksey served as a Flight Surgeon for the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1969. After completing his military service, he began studying ophthalmology. Following a three-year residency program, he established his private practice in Monroe, LA in October of 1972. Knowing that continuing education is critical in order to keep up with the rapidly changing tide of medical knowledge, Dr. Cooksey has completed 67 medical classes and seminars within the last 22 years, as well as earning an Executive MBA in 1994 from the University of Texas.

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John Cooksey M.D.

John Cooksey M.D.

Doctor

Richard Apt M.D.

Doctor
richard@cookseymd.com

Dr. Richard Apt, MD is an expert refractive surgeon who has been providing up to date comprehensive eye care to the communities of Southern California since 1974. Richard is Board certified in Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, the California Association of Ophthalmology, the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgical Society.

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Richard Apt M.D.

Richard Apt M.D.

Doctor

Our Incredible Staff

Cooksey Vision & Cosmetic Center

Amy Rawls

Technician
arawls@cookseymd.com

Amy graduated from Spearsville High School in 1990. She attended Career Technical College and graduated with an associated degree in Medical Assisting. Amy earner her COA (certified ophthalmic assistant) in 2005. Amy has worked for Dr. Cooksey since 2004 as both a COA and cosmetic laser technician. Amy is married to Shane Rawls and has two children, Tanner age 13 and Kaydee age 9. When she is not at work Amy enjoys camping with family and friends and watching her children play soccer

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Amy Rawls

Amy Rawls

Technician

Janet Knott

Insurance & Billing
ardesk@cookseymd.com

Insurance and billing department Janet has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi. She joined Dr. Cooksey’s office in 2010 handling accounts receivable.

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Janet Knott

Janet Knott

Insurance & Billing

Lori Bratton

Technician

Lori has two beautiful daughters. Callie is a senior at Neville High School and Ella Grace recently started Pre-K 3 at Jesus Good Shepard. Lori has 15 years experience as on ophthalmic technician, 9 of those years have been at Dr. Cooksey's office.

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Lori Bratton

Lori Bratton

Technician

Katie Landry

Technician

Katie graduated from Harrisonburg High School. She is married to Ron Landry and has one child Kolton Landry who is 2 years old. She has been employed in the optical field for 8 years and had worked for Dr. Cooksey for the last 5 years. She worked as our front desk receptionist for most of her 5 years. She has recently joined our team of technicians and will be soon applying for her certification to become a COA (certified ophthalmic assistant) Katie loves working with people and when she is not working she spends all her time with her son Kolton.

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Katie Landry

Katie Landry

Technician

Dewanna Lofton

Technician

Dewanna graduated from West Monroe High School in 1973. She earned her COA (certified ophthalmic assistant) in 1986. She has been with Dr. Cooksey for 29 years. Dewanna has 2 sons, 1 daughter, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Dewanna enjoys working in ophthalmology, keeping her grandchildren and attending Zumba classes.

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Dewanna Lofton

Dewanna Lofton

Technician

Carolyn Whitfield

Office Manager
cwhitfield@cookseymd.com

Carolyn graduated from Neville High School and ULM and has multiple continuing education courses in ophthalmology. Carolyn has one daughter and one granddaughter. Carolyn has been the office manager at Dr. Cooksey’s office for 39 years.

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Carolyn Whitfield

Carolyn Whitfield

Office Manager

Bette Madden

Accountant
bmadden@cookseymd.com

Bette Madden was born in Arkansas, but grew up in Shreveport, La. She graduated from Southern State College (now SAU) in Magnolia, Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Education, Mathematics and Physics. She earned a Teaching Certification in Arkansas and Louisiana in Secondary Education. Bette taught high school briefly in Shreveport, La. She has extensive work experience in Banking, Statistics, Programming, Mortgage Banking and Accounting. After retirement from JP Morgan as an Assistant Vice President of Mortgage Operations, she joined Dr. Cooksey's staff as Assistant Business Manager in February, 2009.

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Bette Madden

Bette Madden

Accountant

Mary Johnson

Secretary
mjohnson@cookseymd.com

Mary Johnson attended high school and graduated from business school. She has 53 years of secretarial experience. She has been Dr. Cooksey’s executive secretary for 9 years.

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Mary Johnson

Mary Johnson

Secretary

Nan Davis

Technician

Nan Davis attended high school at Prairie View Academy and earned her LPN degree in 1983. She has 1 son and 1 sister. She has been one of Dr. Cooksey’s nurses for 27 years.

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Nan Davis

Nan Davis

Technician