Our Doctors

Our Doctors 2017-08-07T21:54:54+00:00
Eric Sputh, MD

Eric Sputh, MD

Dr. Eric Sputh enjoys ophthalmology and the opportunity to serve patients and their vision care needs. As a fourth generation physician, the values of compassion and competence were modeled to him by his father and grandfathers. These values as well as honesty and integrity are some of the standards you can expect to find under Dr. Sputh’s care.

Dr. Sputh’s academic background began at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN where he was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and graduated Magne Cum Laude. Dr. Sputh completed his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine. He was awarded membership into Alpha Omicron Alpha medical honor society during his junior year. After medical school, Dr. Sputh completed his internship at Anderson Area Medical Center in Anderson, S.C. Dr. Sputh learned the skills of ophthalmology from his training at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Cole Eye Institute.

Dr. Sputh has dedicated his career to private practice since completion of his training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2001. In August of 2006, Dr. Sputh purchased the ophthalmology practice of Wilfred W. Yeargan, MD in Tuscaloosa, AL. Dr. Sputh lives in Tuscaloosa with his wife and three children and is an enthusiastic member of Five Points Baptist Church in Northport, AL. Dr. Sputh currently serves on the board of the Family Counseling Center in Tuscaloosa. He is also involved with medical education as a clinical instructor of medical students attending the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Sputh also shares his expertise on a variety of topics for the Lifelong Learning program at the University of Alabama.

Wilfred Yeargan, MD

Wilfred Yeargan, MD

Dr. Yeargan has been practicing in Tuscaloosa since 1969. A graduate of The Medical College of Alabama, he completed his internship at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and his residency at the University Hospital and Eye Foundation in Birmingham.

Dr. Yeargan is a board-certified ophthalmologist, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Tuscaloosa County Medical Society and the Medical Association of Alabama.

Michelle Langkawel, OD

Michelle Langkawel, OD

Dr. Michelle Langkawel is a mother of three boys and is an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church. She earned an  undergraduate degree in Human Biology at Michigan State University. Michelle then attended The Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University where she received a doctorate in Optometry. She has been practicing Optometry in the Tuscaloosa area since 2005. Michelle is a member of the Alabama Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Langkawel has special interest in family practice, the fitting of contact lenses, and dry eye management.