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Wm Scott Slagle, OD, FAAO



Dr. Slagle is the Residency Program Director and joined the staff of the Salem VA Medical Center in 2000. He received his OD degree from Southern College of Optometry in 1999 and completed a residency in primary care at the Memphis VA Medical Center. He previously served as an instructor at Southern College of Optometry and owned/operated a private practice in Rocky Mount, Virginia. He established a student externship program with Pennsylvania College of Optometry and helped establish an affiliation with Southern College of Optometry for the residency program. He is a part-time assistant professor for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Virginia Tech. He serves as an attending in the supervision of students and residents.

Daniel Eckermann, OD, FAAO—Chief, Optometry Section



Dr. Eckermann is Chief of the Optometry Section. He received his OD degree from Ohio State University in 1984 and completed a VA residency in Chillicothe & Columbus, Ohio in 1985. He came to the Salem VA Medical Center immediately after his residency. He helped established an affiliation with Southern College of Optometry for the creation of a student externship rotation as well as the residency program, and he is part-time clinical faculty for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Virginia Tech.

Angela Musick, OD, FAAO



Dr. Musick joined the clinic staff in June 2005. She received her OD degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 2001 and completed a residency in primary care optometry at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center. She previously served as staff optometrist at the Lorain, Ohio VA Outpatient Clinic before coming to Salem and has had private practice experience in Danville, Virginia. She serves as an attending in the supervision and instruction of students and residents. Dr. Musick established a student externship program with UAB and is part-time clinical faculty for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Virginia Tech.