Meet the Physicians

Carol Weygandt Chappell, MD

 

carolDr. Carol Chappell is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.  She was born and raised in Akron, Ohio.  She received her undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.  She earned her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, and then completed a rotating  internship in followed by an ophthalmology residency at UAMS.  She then opened up a solo comprehensive ophthalmology practice in midtown Little Rock, where she continues to practice.

 

Dr. Chappell holds staff privileges at Springhill Surgery Center, Fair Park Surgery Center, St. Vincent Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the Little Rock Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

 

Dr. Carol Chappell specializes in evaluation and treatment of many eye problems including: cataracts (including implantation of specialty intraocular lenses), glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes, glasses and contact lens measurement and fitting, and many other issues. She is highly regarded in the medical community and has been named one of Arkansas’ top ophthalmologist many times.  She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Arkansas Medical Society, the Pulaski County Medical Society, and the Arkansas Ophthalmological Society.

 

Dr. Carol Chappell is married to Charles Chappell, PhD, and has three sons, Chris, Tim, and Michael.  She is also proud to have three grandsons and one granddaughter.   Outside of medicine, Dr. Chappell enjoys travel, knitting, gardening, spending time with her family, and any time at the lake.

 
 

 


 

Michael Charles Chappell, MD

 

michaelDr. Michael Chappell is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in oculofacial plastic surgery. He was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He earned his undergraduate degree from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, before attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for medical school. He then moved to San Francisco, California, where he completed an internal medicine internship at St. Mary’s Medical Center and then an ophthalmology residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Chappell was then accepted into a two-year oculofacial plastic surgery fellowship sponsored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He was inducted into ASOPRS in 2014 and won the Marvin H. Quickert Thesis Award for research performed during his fellowship training. Dr. Chappell has returned home to Little Rock to join the practice started by his mother.
 

Dr. Michael Chappell is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Arkansas Medical Society, the Pulaski County Medical Society, and the Arkansas Ophthalmological Society. 
 

Dr. Michael Chappell specializes in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of periocular, orbital, facial, and lacrimal diseases and disorders including:

 

  • Blepharoptosis – droopy eyelids
  • Dermatochalasis – excess skin of eyelids
  • Brow Ptosis – droopy eyebrows
  • Eyelid Entropion and Ectropion – eyelids turned in or out
  • Periocular and orbital soft tissue and bony trauma
  • Removal and reconstruction of skin cancers of the eyelid and adjacent facial areas
  • Orbital tumors
  • Removal of the eye and anophthalmic socket reconstruction
  • Blocked Tear Duct – Dacryocystorhinostomy surgery
  • Thyroid eye disease (Grave’s Disease) and complications
  • Trichiasis and misdirected eyelashes
  • Cosmetic eyelid and facial surgery
  • Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX®) injections – Hemifacial spasm and Blepharospasm, Cosmetic
  • Facial Filler injections

Dr. Michael Chappell is married and has two children.  He and his family are excited to return to Arkansas and be close to their friends and family. Outside of medicine, Dr. Chappell enjoys listening to and playing music, playing soccer, running, travel, and spending time with his family.