Meet The Doctors

Barbara M. Schroeder, M.D.

A born and raised Hoosier, Dr. Barbara Schroeder brings over 21 years of experience and medical expertise to her patients at Northeast Ophthalmology. An American Board of Ophthalmology certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Schroeder is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology and member and past president of the Fort Wayne Medical Society.

Dr. Schroeder obtained her Bachelor of Arts in French and Biology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and a Medical Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Ind. She continued her ophthalmology studies at West Virginia University serving as a Department of Medicine interm and afterwards completing an ophthalmology residency through Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.V., with an emphasis on primary care and comprehensive ophthalmology.

Throughout her 21 years of experience Dr. Schroeder has gained recognition for her contribution and expertise in the field of ophthalmology. In both 2005 and 2008 Dr. Schroeder was named "Top Doc" by Fort Wayne Business Journal as well as "Top Doc" in 2008 by Upstate Indiana. She was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of the Rotary Club International.

Dr. Schroeder was also named the 2009 Humanitarian Ophthalmologist of the Year by the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology for her humanitarian work performing cataract surgeries on medical mission trips to Mexico and for donating her professional services to the Matthew 25 eye clinic.

Natalka Fedoriw, M.D.

Long time Fort Wayne resident and fellow Boilermaker, Dr. Natalka Fedoriw has over six years of experience in ophthalmology and patient care. Dr. Fedoriw obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., and her Medical Degree from Indiana University, Indianapolis, Ind. Her continued studies include an internship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill., and an ophthalmology residency at Wayne State University's Kresege Eye Institute in Detroit, Mich.

Both Indiana and nationally licensed, Dr. Fedoriw has contributed to many articles in the ophthalmology field and is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association and Ukrainian Medical Association of North America.

When not working, Dr. Fedoriw enjoys volunteering her time and professional services with the Community Harvest Food Bank and Matthew 25. Dr. Fedoriw has volunteered with the Global Medical Foundation by evaluating and treating patients during the Annual Regional Ophthalmology Conference in Lviv, Ukraine. She has also volunteered multiple times with the Yucatan Eye Mission journeying to rural Mexico.

Dr. Fedoriw's hobbies include reading and traveling. Likewise, Dr. Fedoriw is moderately fluent in Ukrainian and spent a summer semester abroad in Kiev, Ukraine, as an undergraduate.

Susan L. Eggebrecht, O.D.

Dr. Susan Eggebrecht received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Indiana University. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana School of Optometry in 1989. As part of her training she completed an externship at the Atlanta Omni Eye Center, the Indianapolis Eye Center and the Fort Wayne Veterans Hospital. She has been certified in the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease since 1989.

Dr. Eggebrecht is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Indiana Optometric Association. She has participated in several medical eye missions in St. Vincent. She has been in private practice in Ft. Wayne since she graduated, and started Vision Care Associates in 1999.

Dr. Eggebrecht is a native of Ft. Wayne and is happily married to her husband Kirk, and they have 5 children that keep them very busy! Besides spending time with her family, she enjoys running in her free time.

Eric P. Purdy, M.D.

Eric P. Purdy, M.D. graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree. He earned his Medical Degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and completed two residencies, one in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic and the other one in Ophthalmology at the University of Florida. He also completed a fellowship in Orbital & Oculoplastic surgery at Wright State University School of Medicine, in Dayton. Dr. Purdy specializes in oculoplastic surgery, eye muscle surgery, cataract surgery and diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Oculoplastic surgery includes the surgical treatment of droopy eyelids, eyelid deformities and tumors, eyelid injuries, diseases and tumors of the orbit (eye socket area), and tear duct problems. He is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and Internal Medicine, is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and has authored many medical journal articles and textbook chapters.

Zach Roth, O.D.

Dr. Zachary Roth earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Indiana University in 2008 and earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University School of Optometry in 2012. As part of his training he completed externships at the Fort Wayne Veterans Hospital, the Indianapolis Eye Center and the Montrose/Castle Point Veterans Hospitals in New York (Hudson Valley VA HCS). Following his externships, he returned to the Fort Wayne Veterans Hospital to complete an optometric residency in Ocular Disease/Primary Care in 2013. During his residency, Dr. Roth was involved in medical mission trips in Honduras and the island of St. Vincent, where he provided comprehensive eyecare to hundreds of people in need. Dr. Roth is a native of Roanoke and enjoys spending time outdoors and at the lake.

Anne Krafsig, O.D.

After graduating from Bishop Dwenger HS in Ft Wayne, Anne Schroeder Krafsig graduated from IU Bloomington with a BA in Spanish and Biology. She went on to attend medical school at the IU School of Medicine. Throughout high school, college, and medical school, Anne was able to attend several medical missions. In Mexico, she has attended the Yucatan Eye Mission several times with her mother, Dr. Barb Schroeder. In Guatemala, she spent a summer working with Safe Passage, a program to give a hand to families living on the fringes of a landfill. In Honduras, she assisted with dental care while in high school; while in medical school she brought equipment and assistance to the eye training program in Tegucigalpa. Her Ophthalmology residency was in Charleston SC at the Storm Eye Center and she stayed on for a year as director of Ophthalmic Trauma. During that time she also did a mini-fellowship in oculoplastics with Dr. Andrew Eiseman. She now enjoys being back in Ft Wayne with her husband and daughter and is happy to be a member of the VCO team. Specialty: Cataract surgery, blepharoplasty, glaucoma treatment, diabetic eye exams, treatment of dry eyes, macular degeneration, bacterial, viral and allergic conjunctivitis, and eye trauma.