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Francis J. Manning, M.D.

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Francis J. Manning, MD. graduated with honors from Harvard University, majoring in biochemical sciences. While earning his medical degree from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, he received awards for academic excellence, including induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

He completed his Ophthalmology training at the University of Pennsylvania’s Scheie Eye Institute followed by a Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases at the Duke University Eye Center as a Heed Fellow. While at Duke, he was awarded top Ophthalmology Fellow.

He has served as Assistant Chief of Service at Scheie Eye Institute and as Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology both at the State University of New York’s Health Science Center while in private practice in Syracuse, NY, and at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Dr. Manning has been published in several ophthalmology journals and was an investigator in the national, NIH-funded Cornea Donor Study.

He is Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology and state and local medical societies. He is the Chief, Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery at Lancaster General Hospital. He serves on the Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and is on the Board of Managers of the Physicians’ Surgery Center – Lancaster General.  Dr. Manning is also on the Board of Trustees for Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.

He is on staff at Lancaster General Hospital and the Physicians’ Surgery Center-Lancaster General. 

Dr. Manning and his wife, Joy, live in the Lancaster area and have three children.


Catherine T. Rommel, M.D. (Retired)

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Dear Patients,

I retired from Manning, Rommel, & Thode Associates, at the end of December 2020 after 34 years of active practice.

It has been personally and professionally rewarding to work with such a dedicated group of physicians, opticians, and staff who have always maintained the highest level of patient care as our first priority.

I saw it as my responsibility to provide excellent care to the patients of our Lancaster and surrounding community and I thank you for your trust and support. 

You can be assured that our present group of physicians, Dr. Manning, Dr. Thode, and Dr. Bethany Rommel will continue to provide the high quality professional care you’ve come to expect.

I plan to remain in Lancaster and to enjoy spending more time with our growing family and tackle my “list” of projects.

Lancaster is a small community, and hopefully our paths will cross in the future.”

Sincerely,
Cathy Rommel, M.D.


Adam R. Thode, M.D.

Adam R. Thode, M. D. graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a double major in Biology and Spanish.  While earning his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, he received the “Soul of Medicine” award and achieved numerous other honors.

He completed his Internal Medicine internship at Washington Hospital Center / Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, followed by his Ophthalmology residency at S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

He has completed his fellowship in Cornea, Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York, NY.  

Dr. Thode has studied the use of Optiwave Refractive Analysis in predicting postoperative refractive outcomes in cataract surgery as well as published on current and emerging strategies for the treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction.

Dr. Thode is Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and state and local medical societies.

He is on staff at Lancaster General Hospital and the Physicians’ Surgery Center-Lancaster General.

Dr. Thode and his wife, Dr. Joan Thode, a pediatrician, live in the Lancaster area with their daughter and son.


Bethany M. Rommel, M.D.

Dr. Bethany Rommel was born and raised in Lancaster County.  A graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Bethany Rommel received numerous Clinical High Honors and devoted her time to serving her community as a patient advocate.  She was the clinical director of JeffHOPE, a student run health clinic that provides care for underserved patients.  

Dr. Rommel completed a medical internship at Abington Memorial Hospital and completed her residency program at the West Virginia University Eye Institute.  In addition to her extensive training in Ophthalmology, Dr. Bethany Rommel is also well-versed in international studies and graduated with honors from the University of Toronto with a double major in Botany and Comparative Religion.

Dr. Bethany Rommel is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with an emphasis on cataract surgery, ocular surface disease and glaucoma management. 

She is Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

She is on staff at Lancaster General Hospital and Physicians’ Surgery Center – Lancaster General.

Outside of work, Dr. Bethany Rommel enjoys baking, hiking, kayaking, and gardening with her family.