Our Doctors

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Dr Josh Nichols

Dr. Nichols was born in Somerset to Larry and Wanda Nichols.  He is married to Arynda Nichols, and has five children, Brandon, Raylee, Kyra, Luke, and Landon.

Dr. Nichols graduated from Southwestern Pulaski High School, did his undergraduate work at Cumberland College (now known as University of the Cumberlands), and received his Doctorate degree from Indiana University.  Dr. Nichols completed externships at the VA Hospital in Lexington, Bennett and Bloom Eye Surgeons in Louisville, and at the Indianapolis Eye Care Center.

Dr. Nichols is a member of the Kentucky Optometric Association, Kentucky Optometric Foundation, American Optometric Association, and a supporter of the Kentucky Vision Project.  He is a former Captain in the United States Army and a proud member of the Gideons International.  Dr. Nichols has been a coach or assistant coach for several chess and tennis teams in the area and also enjoys spelunking.

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Dr Tamela Murray

Dr. Tamela Brown-Murray was born in Somerset to Tommy and Gleda Brown.  She is granddaughter of the late Colyer and Elizabeth Brown and Kermit and Vernis Meece.  She is married to Michael Murray, and has three children, Hannah Marie, Adalynn Elise and Isaac Michael.

Dr. Tamela Brown-Murray graduated from Pulaski County High School, did her undergraduate work at University of Kentucky, and received her Doctorate degree from Indiana University where she graduated with honors.  Dr. Tamela Brown-Murray completed externships at the Eye Institute of Salt Lake City Utah, VA Hospital in Lexington, KY and at the Indianapolis Eye Care Center.  As an optometric student she was involved in the VOSH organization (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity).  The primary mission of VOSH/International is to facilitate the provision and the sustainability of vision care worldwide for people who can neither afford nor obtain such care.

Dr. Tamela Brown-Murray is a member of the Kentucky Optometric Association, Kentucky Optometric Foundation, American Optometric Association, and a supporter of the Kentucky Vision Project.  Dr. Murray has been involved in the Race to the Oasis 5k as race director.  The event has raised money for women to attend the Oasis drug rehabilition center.  She enjoys running, hiking and mountain biking.

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