Remembrance of Dr. Terry Schultz
Our Spectrum Eyecare family is saddened by the loss of one of our doctors, Terry R. Schultz, O.D. Terry was an area native and had maintained many friendships which developed during his childhood years. He received an Associate Degree from Jamestown Community College. His Bachelor Degree and Doctor of Optometry Degree were obtained at the Ohio State University. Terry and his colleagues from Optometry school actively shaped the profession of optometry for many years. Spectrum Eyecare continues to benefit from Terry's relationships with leaders in this profession. A visionary entrepreneur Terry challeneged the status quo to find better ways to provide care to patients. A state-of-the-art facility, and cutting edge technology would never be compromised as well as the highest quality of services and products. His guiding principle was doing what was right for the patients would always be right for the practice. Terry advocated for an office culture that ensured that every patient received the highest quality of care in an welcoming environment. He was instrumental in the initial development of our current building and was responsible for our most recent renovation. He wanted patients to enjoy the "Spectrum Experience" from beginning to end.
Terry searched for staff members that truly cared about other people and who were commited to continuously enhancing their skills through education and training. He wanted more of a family rather than a staff, and always looked for ways to make the day's work interesting and fun. He believed that an enjoyable patient experience was tied to the positive attitude of those providing the care. Terry also wanted patient care to be personal. He encouraged staff to actively engage in meaningful conversation with patients visiting the practice, preferably about topics outside of healthcare.
Collectively, Terry's ideas have created a unique patient centered experience at Spectrum Eyecare that will continue into the future. Terry's family have created a scholarship fund in Terry's name, to support a JCC student interested in pursuing a career in science, further ensuring Terry's positive influence in our community won't ever end. Please contact the Community Foundation if you are interersted in making a contribution in memory of Terry. Our friend and colleague will be truly missed.