River Lake Clinic

Meet the doctors and staff

Dr. Mike Hanen-Smith
Doctor of Optometry
Dr. Mike brings a strong dedication to the care of his patients. His experiences have led him to provide eye care to patients with eye diseases and routine care. His practice has focused on medical optometry. He has consulted with MN DOT on vision, safety, and highway design. He has been legal consultant on visual loss. Dr. Mike has lectured on topics of glaucoma, macular degeneration, contact lenses, and treatment of keratoconus and corneal scars.

Bachelor of Science: North Dakota State University, Fargo North Dakota
Doctor of Optometry: Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana
Physiological Optics, M.S., Indiana University
Licensed: Minnesota State Board of Optometry, North Dakota State Board of Optometry
Minnesota Optometric Association, Board Member
American Optometric Association, Member

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Dr. Sandra Smith-Hanen
Psychologist
Dr. Sandra is an experienced psychologist.  She is a compassionate professional who recognizes the importance of a relationship between a person and his or her psychologist.  She provides care to individual adolescents and adults.  She also specializes in couples therapy, recognizing that relationships are one of the corner stones for a positive life experience.  She assists clients with anxieties, panic disorders, depression, bi-polar disorders, personality disorders and the trauma that often comes from these disorders.  She believes strongly the client needs to recognize their own strengths to move forward in their lives.

Board Certified: Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
Diplomate American Psychotherapy Association
Diplomate Forensic Examiner

Degrees:
Bachelor of Science. Psychology, North Dakota State University
Master of Science, Counseling Psychology, North Dakota State University
Doctor of Education, Indiana University, with an emphasis on learning disabilities
Post-doctoral studies, University of Minnesota, non-verbal behavior

American Psychology Association, Member
Licensed: Minnesota State Board of Psychology
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Dr. Josh Smith-Hanen
Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Josh joined River Lake Clinic June 3, 2013.  Dr. Josh grew up in the Twin Cities, and he attended St. John’s University for his undergraduate degree.  Dr. Josh is pleased to return home after his four years in Michigan attending the Michigan College of Optometry.  Dr. Josh is skilled in all aspects of eye care, including: specialty contact lens fittings, InfantSee exams, pediatric, binocular vision, vision training, and ocular disease treatment and management.  In his spare time, Dr. Josh enjoys taking his dog for walks, golfing, skiing, and spending time around Minnesota’s lakes, especially the North Shore. 

Bachelor of Arts, All-College Honors: St. John's University, Collegeville Minnesota
Juris Doctor: University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis Minnesota
Doctor of Optometry: Michigan College of Optometry, Big Rapids Michigan
Licensed: Minnesota State Board of Optometry
Minnesota Optometric Association, Member
American Optometric Association, Member
American Academy of Optometry, Member & Fellowship Candidate

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Dr. Ron Peterson
Doctor of Optometry
Dr. Peterson has many years of experience in eyecare.  He imparts his expertise with a warm and comfortable manner to his patients.

A former faculty member of the Illinois College of Optometry and visual consultant to the Chicago Board of Education.  He served sixteen years as the eye examiner for Northwest Airlines pilot applicants.

Degree: Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago Illinois
Licensed: MN

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Tobbyn Scott
Tobbyn Scott is a longstanding member of our staff.  She works closely with the doctors providing exceptional vision care to all patients.  Her expertise in imaging and special testing provides critical information for doctors managing and treating ocular conditions.  She also assists with the correction of refractive errors via prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Certified: para-optometric
Degree: B.A. St. Thomas University, Music and Philosophy

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Our Staff

River Lake Clinic Staff

Our staff is here to provide you with quality care. We strive to assist you with the needs you have on the day you’re here and throughout the year. Our staff compromises of many years of experience. We wish to establish long term relationships in order to improve the quality of life for our patients.