Eye Care Providers
MEDICAL DIRECTOR AND OPHTHALMOLOGIST
Dr. Eric J. Kahle is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biology from the University of Illinois, and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Kahle then performed a year of internship in the General Surgery Department at Rush Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his Ophthalmology training at this same institution, serving as Chief Resident his final year. He practiced for two years in Danville, Illinois with an internationally known cataract and refractive surgeon. Dr. Kahle then joined Eye Associates as owner in 1998. Dr. Kahle is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has special interest in the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, and eyelid abnormalities. Dr. Kahle takes pride in providing to patients the latest advances in eye care, which have been safely tested.
Dr. Gregory Perrone was raised in many locations, as his father served in the United States Air Force. Dr. Perrone eventually landed in Sonoma County, which has been his home for over 20 years. Dr. Perrone received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Microbiology from the University of California, Riverside, and then went on to get his Bachelor of Science in Physiological Optics and a Doctorate in Optometry from the University of California Berkeley. After receiving his degree, Dr. Perrone completed a residency in Low Vision Care at the VA hospital in Connecticut. Along with taking care of healthy eyes, the most rewarding part of his career is helping people with visual challenges through glasses or contact lenses. Dr. Perrone enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and son.
Dr. Mary Lechner grew up in Pennsylvania. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan and University of California at Berkeley from which she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Optics as well as her Doctor of Optometry Degree. Dr. Lechner has practiced optometry in numerous settings throughout her career. She enjoys all aspects of eye care – particularly educating patients about their eye health, visual requirements and optical options available. Northern California has been home to Dr. Lechner for over 35 years. She enjoys using recycled and reclaimed objects and materials to make furniture and art. She and her husband, a guitar maker, also enjoy designing and making wood furniture.
Skin Care Providers
Randall Hrabko, M.D., F.A.A.D. practices general, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. He received his medical degree and dermatology training from the University of Miami, as well as advanced training in skin cancer surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic surgery at the Roswell Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Hrabko is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology for over 25 years. He is also a ten year member of the American Holistic Medical Association and applies his holistic skills in the diagnosis and treatment of his patients. He is known by his colleagues and patients for his compassionate and professional care.
LASER NURSE SPECIALIST
Sharon Hale, RN is a native of Sonoma County and has been providing BBL/IPL cosmetic facial rejuvenation treatments for over eight years. We are happy to have her as part of our team.
MSN, FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER
Andrea Frederick, MSN, FNP is an expert in facial rejuvenation using combination therapy to produce both natural and conservative results. Andrea began her medical studies at UCSC, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in biology, and then went on to earn a master’s in nursing and a post-master’s nurse practitioner certification. Andrea has extensive experience with injectable neuromodulators such as Botox and Juvederm volumizing fillers. Andrea also performs laser and light treatments.
Hilary Bucher, Medical Aesthetician
From the time Hilary Bucher was a little girl, you could always find a makeup brush in hand to adorn the faces in front of her. Much of her youth was spent playing “dress up”. Putting on her own plays and shows at home, and applying makeup to her friends and family. These would be the experiences and building blocks upon which her dreams were made. Since then, Hilary has spent her life honing her innate artistic sense and ability to create a long standing career in the Beauty Industry.
In her 20’s she spent roughly ten years doing makeup and auditioning, while pursuing full time work as an actor. She was fortunate to train under some of the top acting teachers in LA including Jeff Goldblum of Playhouse West. With the lifestyle and pace of a hard working artist weighing heavy, she opted for a change of pace and re-located to the Bay Area. She began working with Bare Escentuals and spent 5 years with the company working in Management. During this time she was able to refine her makeup skills, as well as become a Lead Trainer for a large number of the BE staff in Marin and Sonoma County. Hilary also made time to acquire her Esthetics License and work as a free-lance makeup artist for local weddings and local industry photographers.
While makeup was Hilary’s first passion, she also loved the Esthetic world. She instantly found she had a gift to better a person’s skin, as well as nurturing and healing them with her caring touch. Hilary moved from BE into working as an Assistant Spa Manager. As she worked as a manager, she practiced her facial treatments and built up her own loyal clientele. Eventually, she decided to open her own skin care studio and continue her work as a local makeup artist for weddings and established local photographers. Even though Hilary loved running her own business, she decided it was time to start a family. After becoming a mom and enjoying the blessings of motherhood, Hilary returned to the work force completing medical assisting school and working in a well known Med Spa & Surgery Center. It was here she learned about advanced facial treatments, laser treatments, injectibles, body augmentation, and top of the line skin care. Desiring to get back to working as an esthetician full time, she kept her eyes open for an opening and opportunity to return to what she truly loved. Hilary is so excited she found a new home at the Cosmetic Department of the Sebastopol Specialty Center! She is anxious to guide you and your skin with loving hands to optimal health and wellness.