Our Team

Our Doctors.


Scott McKnight, M.D.


Dustin McKnight, M.D.


Brett McKnight, M.D.


Anthony Brand, O.D.

Front Desk.



Karen is a member of our team of Patient Service Representatives. She has been in the industry for 41 years and with McKnight Eye Centers for 3 years. Karen assists in both Check-in and Check out responsibilities. In her personal time, Karen enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband of 45 years, 3 children, and 4 grandchildren. She and her family live on their family farm and enjoy spending time fishing and being outdoors. Her family is involved in many sports and activities and that keeps her very busy. She resides in Turney, MO.



Lindsay is a member of our team of Patient Service Representatives. Lindsay is kept very busy by checking in each of our patients and assuring that all insurance and demographic information is updated and recorded in our system correctly. Lindsay has been working in the industry for 10 years and has been with our office for 5 years. In her free time Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family which includes her Husband, their son, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. Her son keeps her busy with the sports he is involved in and excels at. She also enjoys spending time at the flea market and decorating. She and her family enjoy float trips and are avid Broncos and Royals fans. She resides in Excelsior Springs, MO.



Christy Smith recently joined MEC and has settled in quickly with our front desk crew. Christy graduated from Lathrop Highschool, always knowing that she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. Her position here at MEC is fast paced and detail driven, which Christy enjoys. She and her fiancé enjoy spending Summers at the lake with friends, family, and their two dogs, Sadie and Molly.



Patricia (Coworkers know her as PJ) began her working career as a switchboard operator for a Business College downtown Kansas City. She then went on to begin her career in the Medical Field in 1972 in a Private General Medical Practice as a patient service representative. She then moved to a Multi-Specialty Practice continuing to work as a Patient Service Representative with various other office duties. She started her career in Ophthalmology in 1984 working as a Team Leader over the front office, then moving to Administrative assistant, and on to Administrator over several locations. She joined McKnight Eye Centers in 2010 as a Patient Service Representative and is currently the initial person to handle incoming calls, all medical records requests & scheduling of appointments. PJ has 4 daughters, 10 grandchildren, & 2 great-grandchildren. All of her family live close so that she is able to spend lots of time with them. She resides in Kansas City, MO.

Ophthalmic Technicians.



Darla is an Ophthalmic Technician at McKnight Eye Centers and has recently joined our team. She is no stranger to Ophthalmology as she has been in the industry for 13 years and has been a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) for 8 years. Darla and her family are new to Missouri and are enjoying exploring the state and spending time together. In her free time Darla enjoys entertaining and spending time with her family which includes her 2 daughters, granddaughter, and grandson and friends.



Heather has been in the industry for 18 years and is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (C.O.A.) as well as a Certified Ophthalmic Scribe (O.S.C). Heather is extremely dedicated to the care of our patients and always has the patient’s best interests in mind. She always goes the extra mile when it comes to patient care ensuring that everything is done in an efficient and effective manner. Heather is currently working towards her next certification which is becoming a Certified Ophthalmic Technician (C.O.T.). During her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her 2 cats as well as her nieces and nephews. She also enjoys crafting and loves Disney. She and her family make a trip to Orlando every year to visit Disney World. She resides in Kansas City, MO



Holly Kennedy has already become a solid link in our MEC family during her short time here with our practice. Holly grew up in Turney, maintaining a spot on the Dean’s List at Lathrop Highschool throughout graduation. After Highschool, she obtained her Associates of Arts degree and decided to direct her career ambitions towards the medical field. Holly sees her future serving as a Vocational Specialist for special needs individuals and becoming a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, which will only help her thrive with us in the Ophthalmology field. Holly is very family oriented, spending any free time she has with them, as well as her friends and her best fur-friend Cooper.



Ami Lane is a new addition to our team here at MEC. She is fitting in perfectly with our Technician team. Ami is a graduate of Jamesport, Missouri, where she played softball and basketball. She enjoys spending all her free time with her family and friends.



She has been in the industry since 1999 and began working with our practice in 2012. Cary obtained her undergraduate degree from the University Of Kansas, her doctorate from the University of Houston College Of Optometry, and is currently completing the last few steps to becoming a board-certified Optometrist. Cary is very versatile in our practice. As her day to day duties are working up and getting our patients ready for the doctor, she is also trained to scribe, capturing, and recording charting correctly and efficiently. Cary enjoys crafting and cheering on KU with her dog Henry. She resides in Kansas City, MO.

Ophthalmic Scribes.



Brittany is a Certified Ophthalmic Scribe and has been with our office for over 5 years. She began her career at McKnight Eye Centers as a Technician, then transitioned into assisting Dr. Scott McKnight during each exam. Currently, Brittany is one of the surgical scrubs at our Liberty Cataract Center. She assists Brett, Dustin and Scott McKnight in the operating room. We also get her in the office a couple of half days a week to keep up her clinic skills. In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their dog Finnegan. She can be found at arrowhead stadium during football season cheering on the Chiefs. Brittany resides in Independence, MO.



Brooke started as a member of our Patient Service Representative team and was eager for more one on one patient care with our patients. She has now joined our Scribe team and is LOVING IT! Brooke been with our office for over 5 years. In her personal time, Brooke enjoys spending time outdoors. She loves to fish, hunt, and ride four-wheelers. She likes to spend her weekends with family and friends at the races, sporting events, concerts, and auctions.Her lifelong goal is to open her own restaurant. She resides in Cameron, MO.



Jackie Hill has been with MEC for the past year, recently moving into a Scribe position, and flourishing. Jackie is a strong team member during clinic, working side by side with each doctor as they continue to provide the best patient care possible. Jackie loves to spend her free time with her family, friends and her adorable dog, Jax.



DeeAdra is a jack of all trades. She started with us as a Technician, has trained to scribe alongside of our doctors as well as assisted the front desk on many occasions. DeeAdra is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and plans to keep up her skills so that she is able to cross-train and help wherever we need her. DeeAdra makes our office environment so much fun, she can make anyone laugh or smile whether it is her coworkers or patients here in the office she knows how to brighten anyone’s day. During her free time, DeeAdra loves to spend time with her family that includes her three children and dog Cecelia. They keep her extremely busy with their activities and sports. She resides in Blue Springs, MO.

Surgical Department.



Miranda is a member of our diagnostic imaging and discharging team. She has been with our office for 5 years and has never let her smile leave her face while taking care of our patients. Miranda always makes an effort to make the patient's experience at our office better than the last. In her personal time, Miranda enjoys playing volleyball or spending time with her family which includes her husband, their 2 children and two dogs Ruger, and Benelli. She and her family spend a lot of time enjoying the outdoors and fishing. She resides in Excelsior Springs, MO.



Karla is one of McKnight Eye Center’s surgical counselors and has been in the industry for 6 years 4 of which has been with our office. Karla has a passion for educating and informing our patients and helping them choose the best unique surgical route for them. Taking the needed time and effort for each patient is a priority for Karla and she always puts the needs of her patients first. In her personal time, Karla enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog Sophie. She resides in Kansas City , MO.

Insurance & Billing.



Ruth is a member of our insurance and billing team. She has been in the medical billing and coding industry for 27 years, 4 of which have been spent here at McKnight Eye Centers. Ruth always makes an effort to explain the details of the patient’s bill anytime there are questions. In her personal time, Ruth enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, children, and grandchildren. She enjoys being a part of her church worship team and has a passion for singing. She resides in Liberty, MO.



Dawn is a member of our insurance and billing team and has been in the industry for over 20 years 16 of which have been with McKnight Eye Centers. Dawn’s priority is assuring all billing and coding is correct by constantly double-checking the accuracy of claims to prevent any back and forth with insurance companies that would prolong billing experience for each patient. In her personal time, Dawn loves spending time with her family which includes her two daughters, two granddaughters, 1 grandson, her cat Ahmbur. She loves NASCAR, reality TV, cooking shows, movies, and books. She resides in Smithville, MO.

Administrative staff.



Kristen is the Administrative Assistant and Director of Optometric Outreach, as well as a Certified Ophthalmic Scribe. For over 7 years, she has helped maintain relationships with all our referring Optometrists, keeping communications between offices strong, while also handling the preparation of Continuing Education Seminars. Along with handling whatever comes her way during business hours, Kristen organizes the annual McKnight Eye Centers Christmas Party, which continues to be top-notch. In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family which includes her two little boys, her husband, and their mastiff puppy. She loves music, riding dirt bikes, playing softball, watching her boys play sports, and is a huge fan of anything Marvel. Kristen resides in Lawson, MO.




Erin Grisafe is no stranger to the Ophthalmic Field, having spent over 20 years as a technician, becoming certified as a COA in 2000 and OSC in 2015. Erin worked her way into Management where she now leads a team providing the best quality of care possible, driving the office to “Best of the Northland” multiple years in a row. Erin is extremely passionate about being the very best she can be not only in the office but at home for her husband and two boys. Erin lives in Kansas City, MO. When not working, Erin likes to travel and create memories with her family. Erin is McKnight Eye Centers Practice Administrator and Office Manager.


Office: (816) 781-2900 5729
Cell: (816) 651-9096

Contact us.


(816)-781-1370 (Fax)


McKnight Eye Centers, P.C.
515 N State Route 291
Liberty, MO 64068


Monday- Thursday: 7:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 12:00PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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