DR. J Douglas kilgo
Dr. J. Douglas Kilgo was born and raised in Asheville and has practiced in Henderson County for 39 years. He provides quality eye care diagnosing and managing eye health conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from North Carolina State University. He attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where he earned a Master of Science in Public Health.
He did research at Baylor School of Medicine before entering optometry school. He completed his Doctor of Optometry degree at University of Houston College of Optometry. As a student he volunteered with Amigos de las Americas providing vision care in Honduras. He was also on
the team performing vision examinations for students at the Schools for the Deaf in Texas and Louisiana.
Dr. Kilgo is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He is past president of the Mountain District Optometric Society and is a 40 year member of the North Carolina Optometric Society and the American Optometric Association. He served on the Henderson County Board of Health for 10 years. He has volunteered at the Hendersonville Rescue Mission for over 30 years. He is a member of First United Methodist Church Hendersonville. He is married to Dr. Susanne Kilgo and they have 2 daughters and numerous granddogs. He enjoys playing guitar and hiking with friends and has hiked over 1200 miles on the Appalachian Trail.