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Joanne Yawn, COT

See the lady with all that bling and the flower in her hair?  That’s our office manager, Joanne.  She has worked here since the office first opened in Dec 2007.  In fact, she helped Dr Sponsel set up and open this practice.  Joanne has worked in ophthalmology for 30+ years and has been a Certified Ophthalmic Technician since 1988.

Joanne is always in demand as she orchestrates all aspects of the practice.  She puts her expertise to use wherever it’s needed.  Joanne also carries the emergency cell phone and triages phone calls after office  hours and on the weekends.

Joanne LOVES her Dallas Cowboys.  She also enjoys fishing at the coast, spending time with family and doting on her animals at the Yawn Chicken Ranch. 

Kristin Crosnoe, COA 

Standing beside Dr Sponsel, diligently writing in the chart is the little lady with the big coif.  Kristin assists the doctor during patient exams and takes notes for the medical record.    This hard-working gal has over 18 years experience in ophthalmology and joined our staff in March 2010.  She is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant since 2006. 

When Kristin says that she enjoys spending time with family, she isn’t just talking about the human species.  That’s because Kristin is mom to 5 dogs; including 3 beagles and 2 puggles (pug & beagle mix).

Yet she still finds time to work-out, plus she and her hubby love to travel.  

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COVID-19 UPDATE and your appointment please click here.

Dear Patient,
As a valued patient of the office of William E. Sponsel M.D., we appreciate the trust you place in us and want to inform you about how we are addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are closely monitoring events in our local community and continuously updating our policies and protocols as a result of new information.

Our highest priority is to keep all of our patients and staff as safe as possible. At the recommendation of CDC, we will be screening patients prior to allowing them to enter the facilities. If you have been exposed to anybody that has tested positive for COVID-19, or experiencing fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms please call to re-schedule your appointment.

Should you have an appointment you will be asked to call the office and stay in your vehicle/outside until our patient coordinator calls you to enter for your appointment. They will meet you at the suite, you will be required to fill out a questionnaire about any current medical symptoms so that we do not expose other patients and staff.

We will take your temperature upon entering, if you have a fever, cough, or experiencing any flu-like symptoms the urgency of your appointment will be reassessed by Dr. Sponsel to determine whether or not you will be seen at that time or re-scheduled. Please look for upcoming information regarding COVID-19, as the situation is changing daily.

If you have any questions or concerns about your appointment, please call our office at (210)223-9292, or after hours answering service at (757)-278-1657.
Thank you for your continued trust and loyalty as we work together to fight this virus.

Dr. Sponsel M.D. and staff.

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