Eye Physicians Medical Group Inc.

Franklin A. Crystal, M.D.

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Dr. Franklin Crystal graduated from Rutgers University, Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Dr. Crystal's Medical Degree is from the University of Pennsylanvia School of Medicine. He completed his Internship at Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Medical College. Dr. Crystal completed his ophthalmology residency training at Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York.

Dr Franklin Crystal is the Chief Surgeon at the Eye Physicians Medical Group, where he is board certified in Ophthalmology.

Professional Societies:
San Diego County Medical Society,
California Medical Association,
Member San Diego Eye Bank,
Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Dr. Franklin Crystal's numerous awards include his being selected by his peers as being a top Doctor in San Diego magazine.

Dr. Crystal enjoys traveling and local sports especially the San Diego Padres Baseball Club.

Richard N. Learn, M.D.

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Dr. Learn was born in San Diego and graduated from both Sweetwater High School and San Diego State University. Dr. Learn attended the UCLA School of Medicine and was one of the first residents at the Jules Stein Eye Institute in Westwood. Dr. Learn joined the Eye Physicians Medical group in 1967 and as our senior Ophthalmologist he is one of the most respected Ophthalmologists in San Diego County. Dr. Learn is currently semi-retired and works two days per week. In his leisure time Dr. Learn enjoys fly fishing, gardening and travel.

Christopher Hsu, M.D.

Dr. Christopher Hsu was born in Massachusetts and spent most of his life in the New York metropolitan area. He attended Cornell University with a degree in Biochemistry, and obtained his medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson- Rutgers Medical School. Dr. Hsu completed his Ophthalmology residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, and his fellowship training in Anterior Segment Surgery/ Refractive Surgery at the Sinskey Eye Institute in Santa Monica, California. Prior to joining Eye Physicians Medical Group, Dr. Hsu was the chief refractive surgeon for Lasik Vision in Pasadena, California where he preformed thousands of refractive surgeries.

Dr. Hsu has written and presented papers in ophthalmological meeting across the country and is Board Certified in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Hsu is fluent in several languages, including Spanish, Mandarin and Taiwanese. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters, outdoor activities and traveling.

Donald R. Zvanut, O.D.

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Dr. Donald Zvanut graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1986. Dr. Zvanut joined the Eye Physicians Medical group in 2002. Prior he was in private practice in San Diego and Los Angeles Counties. Dr. Zvanut's undergraduate studies were in Chemical Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona. He enjoys cycling, mountain hiking and he is a nationally recognized professional in United States Rare Coins and Currency.

Tammy Curley, Optician

With nearly 18 years of optical experience Tammy  brings to the Eye Physicians Medical Group experience and talent. She is very capable in frame selection and adjustments. She is up to date with all the newest lense technology and trendy frames. She will be able to help you with all of your optical needs. Her direct phone line is (619)467-0231. If you have any questions Tammy would be happy to assist you.

Robin Smithey

Robin has been with the Eye Physicians Medical group for 18 years. Her day to day responsibilities include back office manager, staffing coordinator and Surgery Scheduler. Robin is very well known and liked by all the patients at the office. You will see her assisting the doctors or helping the many patients. Robin would look forward to meeting you and helping you in any way possible. When you do come by the Eye Physicians Medical Group be sure to say hello to her. Robin enjoys spending her free time with her many grandchildren, sewing, music and camping.

Dee McCall

OFFICE MANAGER. Ms. Dee Mc Call has been with the Eye Physicians Medical group for 21 years. She has worked in all phases of the medical practice: front office check in, back office patient care with the doctors, pre-op, post-op and patient scheduling. Currently Ms. McCall is the office manager for the Eye Physicians Medical Group. She is very reliant and her experience is second to none. Please do not hesitate to ask for her if you have any questions about our office, she would be happy to help you.

Medical Billing

Comprised of two of the most well-trained and experienced medical billing specialist in the business. Our insurance billing and accounts receivable department is second to none. Billing office managers Sheryl and Yvonne have a combined 25 years insurance billing, bookkeeping and accounts payable/ receivable. You may contact them regarding your patient billing questions or concerns at (619) 825-2142.

Front Office Staff

Our front office staff composed of Sara, Jeri and Nicole comprise one of the most congenial and efficient office staffs. You can make an appointment by calling them at 619-442-0844. They will look forward to greeting you and working with you when you arrive at the Eye Physicians Medical Group.

Back Office Staff

Vickie, Katrina and Breawn are some of the best trained staff a medical office can offer. With over 12 years of combined work experience in the field. They offer a strong clinical presence with a unwaving attention to detail. They look forward to meeting you and helping you with all of your vision care needs. Both Michelle and Vickie are certified medical assistants.

Office Location

Eye Physicians Medical Group

Office Location:

Eye Physicians Medical Group
The Eye Center
225 West Madison Ave. Ste #1
El Cajon, CA 92020

Office Phone:


Driving Directions:

From 8 West- Take Magnolia Exit- Follow Magnolia to 1st stop light- Turn right on Madison- Eye Center is on the left side.

From 8 East- Use Johnson Ave. exit- Go right on Johnson- Turn left at 1st light on Madison – Eye Center is on the right hand side

From 67 South- Take El Cajon/ El Centro exit- Follow Magnolia Ave. to 1st stop light – Turn right on Madison – Eye Center is on left hand side.  


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