About Our Doctors
Carl A. Minning, Jr., M.D.
Carl A. Minning, Jr., M. D. is a board certified ophthalmologist with special interest in cataract surgery, laser procedures. He has performed state of the art cataract surgery since the beginning of his practice in 1983. In addition to being the founding member of Eye Surgery Associates of Zanesville, Inc., Dr. Minning is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Minning received his undergraduate degree with a major in microbiology from The Ohio State University, with summa cum laude honors. He then graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1979 where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. His internship was at Riverside Methodist Hospital and he then returned to The Ohio State University where he completed his residency in the Department of Ophthalmology from 1980-1983. During the academic year of 1982-1983, Dr. Minning served as the Chief Resident in the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Minning maintains membership or is a diplomat with the following groups and organizations:
Dr. Minning lectures to medical and lay audiences on specific eye topics, especially the latest in cataract surgery. He is a published author having multiple articles published in national peer reviewed medical journals, including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the Archives of Ophthalmology. Dr. Minning's research interests include being one of the original investigators for bifocal intraocular lenses.
Dr. Minning has also been actively involved in organized medicine. He is on the Ohio State Medical Association Legislative Task Force, and is the Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society. He has also been involved on the national level as a congressional advocate for both the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Minning has also been busy in various community activities. He is a past president of the Zanesville Art Center and is a lifetime trustee of the Zanesville Art Center. He has also served on the board of trustees of his local church, and has been involved with past fund raising for the Animal Shelter.
She completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she won the Harry Plotke Award due to her excellent clinical skills associated with compassion and concern for her patients. Following her residency, Dr. Melick completed fellowship training in the subspecialty of glaucoma at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She then entered practice with Eye Surgery Associates in 1997, the same year that she became a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Melick is board certified and is a member of many professional organizations including:
She has lectured to lay and medical groups about various medical and surgical topics in the eye care field. Dr. Melick regularly attends national and international meetings.
Dr. Melick stays very busy outside of the office with her husband and son. She also enjoys participating in equestrian events where she competes as a show jumper and occasional fox hunting.
Dr. Bloomberg completed his ophthalmology residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. As a senior resident, he was awarded the Humanism in Ophthalmology Award for quality and humanitarian eye care. Dr. Bloomberg then pursued a year of Fellowship training at the University of Toledo with special emphasis on cataract surgery, multifocal implants, refractive surgery (including laser vision correction) and anterior segment disorders of the eye.
Dr. Bloomberg is board certified and is a member of many professional organizations including:
On a personal note, Dr. Bloomberg is an avid Buckeye fan and tries to attend all home Buckeye football games. He also enjoys the out of doors and frequently goes hiking, camping, and skiing with his family.