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Premier Family Eye Care

Premier Family Eye Care

6748 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49508 
 Phone: 616-633-0574 

Type of Practice:

Private Practice
Fall and Spring rotations only


Orientation Instructions:

Please contact Dr. Jay Crank 6 - 8 weeks prior to the first day of the rotation to verify dates, times, directions, parking, health requirements, and any other instructions. 

If you have any questions, please contact (231) 591-3845 Dr. David Durkee, Director of Externships - [email protected] .


Contact Person:

Jay Crank, O.D.
 mailto:[email protected]

Clinical Teaching Faculty:

Jay Crank, O.D.
Lori Smolinski, O.D.  

Other Clinical Mentors:

Support Staff: Technicians, Opticians, staff personnel, Medical Records personnel


Operating Hours:

Monday, Wednesday                  10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday                                          8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday                                         7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday                                              8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hours of direct patient care for extern per day:

7 (35 per week)

Number of patients seen by extern per day:

10 - 15

Education Objectives:
1.  To provide experience in the delivery of the highest of patient care in a private practice setting.
2.  To improve efficiency of clinical testing to prepare them for graduation.
3.  To provide experience in utilizing latest technology to deliver top quality primary care services.
4.  To prepare interns with REAL LIFE experiences to make them confident clinicians.



Approximate cost of housing is $500 - $700 a month.


Grand Rapids, MI 


  • Time is set aside weekly clinic/case discussion or formal lecture 
  • Reference library available for student use
  • Internet access available

Auxiliary Equipment: