Advisory Board

Scott Markham, DO

Scott Markham

Dr. Scott Markham, “Dr. Scott”, advises on all eye health products.  He specializes in the disease and surgery of the eye.  His surgical interests include advanced refractive cataract surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, and eyelid surgery.  He has completed over 10,000 cataract surgeries throughout his career.

He received his osteopathic medical degree from Midwestern University in 2002. Following medical school, he completed two years of general surgery residency at the University of New Mexico, followed by three years of ophthalmology residency at Michigan State University, where he also served as chief resident.

Dr. Scott is proud to have been raised in Prescott, where his father, Dr. John Markham (Dr. John), started the practice over 30 years ago.  He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with honors from Arizona State University in 1997.  From age 19 until he graduated from ASU, he worked for the Donor Network of Arizona surgically harvesting human eyes for corneal transplantation.  This experience ignited Dr. Scott’s interest in surgery.

He has been recognized as a top surgeon surgeon and entrepreneur in the field of ophthalmology.  He is the medical director and co-founder of Vistamerica S de RL in Mexico. Vistamerica distributes Dr. Scott’s own line of implants and pharmaceuticals for cataract surgery and clinical ophthalmology.  He is also the co-founder of Consent.Solutions, an educational and consent software that has revolutionized the way patients are educated for their upcoming eye surgery. He has also served as a primary investigating doctor for several FDA clinical trials.  He is an educator at heart who has trained many optometric and medical students over the years.

One of Dr. Scott’s proudest endeavors is the annual “Mission for Vision”, which he co-founded in 2009.  Along with Dr. Scott, a team including surgical residents from Michigan and attending surgeons from around the US, travel to Caborca, Mexico, to provide cataract surgery, laser surgery, and glasses to hundreds of people in need.

“As a doctor, I understand what is best for my patients. Hi-Health Eye Care puts OTC treatment recommendations into the hands of eye care professionals. Vista OTC products were developed by leading doctors of optometry, who understand the science, to provide optimal results. When I recommend this brand to my patients, Hi-Health fulfills the orders and ships them directly to the patients’ homes or offices. My patients are happy because they do not have to shop around. I’m also thrilled because I am confident that my patients are getting the OTC treatment that I ordered along with clear and concise instructions. The result is a more satisfied patient.”

- Dr. Scott Markham

Harvinder S. Bedi, MD

Harvinder Bedi

Dr. Harvinder S. Bedi advises on all products for orthopedic and neurological care. He is a board-certified spine surgeon with an outstanding reputation in his field, who is bringing exceptional medical services and innovative technologies to residents of Sun City, Arizona, and Phoenix, Arizona suffering from neck and back pain.

Dr. Bedi began his career at State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, graduating with a medical degree in 2006. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Buffalo in New York, receiving the Theodore Papademetriou Award for excellence in orthopedic research and education.

In 2011, Dr. Bedi undertook a combined neurosurgical and orthopedic spine fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, one of America’s foremost spine centers. The fellowship gave Dr. Bedi invaluable experience performing advanced spinal surgery techniques using cutting-edge technologies. He’s now an acknowledged expert in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disorders of the spine, as well as degenerative disorders, spinal trauma, deformity, minimally invasive surgery, artificial disc replacement, and computer-assisted navigation.

Dr. Bedi is a prominent figure in his profession and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the North American Spine Society, as well as being active in medical research. Dr. Bedi is at the forefront of innovation in spinal surgery, and his patients can be sure they are receiving the most advanced treatments at Camelback Spine Care.

“There are a lot of dietary supplements and OTC products available on the market. Not all products are equal—some are ineffective or of poor quality. Vista OTC formulations contain advanced nutritional profiles that are targeted at specific areas of the body. Critically, the formulas were developed based on evidence and expert knowledge. Their science convinced me to offer them to my patients as an alternative to traditional medicines. I also like that Vista OTC’s team is always available to my patients to answer any questions about the products.”

- Dr. Harvinder Bedi

Lewis Freed, DPM

Lewis Freed

Dr. Lewis Freed advises on all products for orthopedic and neurological care. He specializes in foot and ankle arthroscopy, foot and ankle reconstruction, limb salvage and minimally invasive tendon repair. Dr. Free received his doctorate in podiatric medicine from Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency with a focus in multiple areas, including reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, foot and ankle trauma, diabetic and insensitive limbs and pediatric foot disorders.

Dr. Freed is a board-certified foot and ankle surgery Diplomate by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Freed has been named a PHOENIX Magazine “Top Doctor” numerous times. With compassion for his patients and the well-being of the community, Dr. Freed has dedicated 25 years of practice in the East Valley. You are likely to see him cheering up a young athlete with a personalized custom splint, or you might catch him out on the bike path promoting health and wellness. Either way, when you see Dr. Freed as a patient, or in the community, you can trust that he has your best interest at heart.

“I want every patient to have the best possible outcome given their condition. Vista OTC is a big win for my patients since it is a preferred choice of natural, non-addictive formulas. Vista OTC products stand out from other over-the-counter products since they were created by physicians, chemists, and master formulators. Knowing the products are backed by science is critical. The Vista Customer Care team is top-notch, too. They take great care of patients by regularly following up with their needs. The process is a simple and effective way for me to ensure my patients are getting the products and support they need. I like seeing my patients healthier and happier!”

- Dr. Lewis Freed

Jeffrey R. Anshel, OD, FAAO

Jeffrey Anshel

Dr. Jeffrey R. Anshel, a native of Chicago, graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1975. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1975-77 in San Diego, California where he established the Navy's first vision therapy center. In 1978, he opened a practice for holistic optometry at the Center for Total Health in Solana Beach, California. It was in this environment where he first offered his patients nutritional counseling, vision therapy, color therapy, acupressure, and other alternatives in vision care.

In 1984, Dr. Anshel opened a general practice in Cardiff, California, where he combined his traditional and alternative vision care techniques to offer his patients a full range of services. He then opened a second office in Del Mar in 1988. He was listed in Who's Who Among Young Professionals in California in 1986 and 1987.

Dr. Anshel’s next venture, called Corporate Vision Consulting, is where he addresses the high stress area of vision demands in relation to working with computer displays. His on-site lectures and workspace inspections incorporating personal advice allow people who work with computers daily to avoid eye and vision problems. Dr. Anshel offers lectures and seminars to various professional groups and organizations on a variety of topics related to vision health and comfort.

He was listed in the Who's Who Registry of Global Business Leaders in 1993 and Who's Who in the West in 1995 and 1998. Dr. Anshel has been an Assistant Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Anshel lectures nationally to eye care providers on nutrition and nutritional genomics topics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Founder of the Ocular Nutrition Society. This Society is a non-profit educational association dedicated to teaching eyecare professionals about the role of nutrition in eye health and disease management. He maintains a private practice in Encinitas, CA.

Maria Laura Gomez Freeman, MD, OD, MAS

Maria Laura Gomez Freeman

Dr. Maria Laura Gomez Freeman is an ophthalmologist, optometrist and corneal specialist, educated in the UK, USA, Israel, Spain and Colombia. Her initial training was at the prestigious Barraquer Institute of America under the mentorship of Professor Jose Ignacio Barraquer, followed by corneal and refractive surgery training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, Tel Hashomere Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv and at Shiley Eye Institute, UCSD.

Her research training included the Institute of Research in Ophthalmology Ramon Castroviejo in the Complutense University of Madrid, under Prof. Julian Garcia Sanchez and a Master of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research at University of California San Diego.

Dr. Freeman currently focuses on dry eye and novel computerized medical instrument testing and diagnostic in ophthalmology and optometry and clinical trials consultation in relation to ophthalmic diseases and dry eye. Dr. Freeman is also experienced in the FDA approval process and clinical trials of surgical and medical ophthalmic devices.