Dr. Scott E. Gontarek is a down to earth, caring optometrist who wants only the best for his patients. A native of Hastings, MN, he earned his bachelor’s degree in physiology at Northern Michigan University. In 1998, he earned his doctorate from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.

These experiences gave Dr. Scott the opportunity to hone his skills under different conditions. Time management was essential in the high volume practice, administrative abilities were critical to running his own practice, and co-management of surgical patients important in clinical experience as well as good communication. All of these skills have helped him to build his current practice in Western Branch and continue to allow him to grow Gontarek Eye Care with Dr. Lisa.

Dr. Scott moved with his family to Chesapeake in 2003. He agreed that the support of family is invaluable and knew that in order to realize the goal of opening their own practice they would need lots of help. Not to mention that living near so much water would mean the possibility of boating and fishing! Dr. Scott has become well known in the Western Branch area and will certainly become so in the Oak Grove/Greenbrier area as well.

When not taking care of his patients, Dr. Scott likes to spend time with his wife and kids. He likes to take them camping, fishing, and for jet ski rides. Gavin and Katie like to join their parents on the boat, too. Previously an avid skier, (he went to the Olympic trials for cross country skiing!) his new home is more conducive to another hobby, biking. He is most enthusiastic about fishing. When the kids are in school, and he is not at work, he can often be found on the family fishing boat, in search of rock fish.