Dr. Brooke Pankhurst
Dr. Pankhurst was born and raised in western Oklahoma. She graduated high school from Burns Flat – Dill City in 2014. It was during her freshman year of high school that she experienced the medical side of optometry after having her eye scratched during a basketball game and grew to love the profession! She then moved to Tahlequah, Ok where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science of Cell and Molecular Biology from NSU in 2018. From there, she completed her optometry degree at The Oklahoma College of Optometry in 2022 where she graduated cum laude.
During optometry school, Dr. Pankhurst was involved in fellowship of Christian optometrist, Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, class president, and enjoyed volunteering at the Special Olympics. After graduation, she then completed an ocular disease and refractive surgery residency at the Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in Durant, Ok and RGB Eye Associates in Sherman, Tx.
Dr. Pankhurst has been married to her husband, Rocklin since 2016. She enjoys walking her German shepherd, reading, snowboarding, taking cruises, and flying airplanes with her dad.
“I love being an optometrist because every day I get to enhance the quality of life for patients, whether it involves updating a glasses prescription or treating and managing ocular diseases.”
Dr. Peyton Porter
Dr. Kyle Tate
Dr. Tate was born and raised in Tulsa where he attended Jenks and Metro Christian Academy. It was at Northeastern State University that he realized Optometry was an amazing field where he could make people’s lives better. Dr. Tate says, “I believe everybody deserves to enjoy the beauty in our world every day through amazing vision! My goal is to help each patient understand their options and the technology that can impact them every day through their eyewear and eye care. That is worth working hard towards.”
In 2007, he received his Bachelor of Science in Organismic Biology from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Dr. Tate began optometry school that year at The Oklahoma College of Optometry, where he earned his Doctorate of Optometry in 2011. Immediately after graduation, Dr. Tate began his ocular disease residency with Eyecare Associates of South Tulsa. Soon after Dr. Tate completed his board certification in optometry and completed his fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Tate met his wife, DruShea Dear, in a microbiology class at Northeastern. The two became lab partners and the rest was history. Soon after they were married, they moved back to the Bixby area on a few acres. Dru is an attorney who focuses on Estate Planning, Guardianship, and Probates. Her passion is to help clients break down the issues, craft creative solutions, and get the problem resolved as quickly and effectively as possible. She can be reached at www.southcountylawok.com.
In his spare time, Dr. Tate enjoys restoring old cars, spending time on the water, hunting, doing farm work, and being with his family. On May 2nd, 2013 Dr. Tate and his wife Dru had their first child, Lexi Nichole Tate! She has been Dr. Tate’s pride and joy, Lexi even helps him in the garage on his Mustang. Lexi has grown to be a loving but fiery little girl. She currently attends Metro Christian Academy where Dr. Tate graduated high school. On June 30th, 2016 they had their second daughter, Holly Layne Tate. Holly is a sweet loving girl who loves to laugh at her big sister and crazy acting dad. Holly absolutely loves makeup and shopping with her mom. The Tates were blessed with their 3rd Daughter on October 15th, 2018. Gentry Rose Tate is a sweet strawberry blonde girl who laughs at all the crazy antics her big sister and dad do.