ABOUT

Our Clinic

At Vision Quest Medical Center, our team combines training and skills with a commitment to excellent eyecare in a patient-first setting. Here you'll find that our physicians access the latest technology and treatment advancements in the medical and surgical care of virtually every eye condition you may have.

Vision Quest Medical Center was established in Boise, Idaho. Originally founded by John R. Sonntag OD, a board certified ophthalmologist practicing for over 45 years in Boise, including Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and St. Luke's Boise Medical Center.

Today, Vision Quest Medical Center is led by Dr. Jacob Mong DO.

Here for You

Our practice highlights:
  • Board-certified physicians with more than 60 years of combined experience and advanced training from leading institutions such as Duke University Eye Center
  • Successfully performed more than 4,000 cataract procedures for Boise-area residents
  • Members of professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthamology, American Optometric Association and American Academy of Optometry
  • On-site Premier Surgical Center equipped with the latest technology and staffed with our highly skilled nurses and technicians
For advanced eye care procedures performed right the first time, look to Vision Quest Medical Center.

Our Staff

Jackob A. Mong, D.O.

Jacob A. Mong, D.O.

  • Michigan State University
  • Residency: Beaumont/Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center
  • Member: American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AOCOO-HNS), Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MiSEPS),
    Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA),
    American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

    Know Your Doctor
    For most, vision is the most precious sense; your eyes can't be entrusted to just anyone. You should know that I am a person just like you. I was born in Idaho and grew up on a farm in the Treasure Valley. I attended a local university before serving with the Idaho National Guard in Iraq. I attended medical school in Michigan then completed a residency in ophthalmology in the suburbs of Detroit. My experience includes repairing the most complex ocular and facial trauma as well as treating rare ophthalmic manifestations of diseases not seen in most parts of the developed world. Although there is no other place I would rather be than here. I have taken the opportunity to hone my surgical and diagnostic skills on different surgeries around the world in North America, South America and Asia.

    My Care Philosophy
    Your body is more than your eyes and you are more than just a body. While my specialized training is in the ocular adnexa, as an osteopathic surgeon I will always treat you as a whole person. Every dimension of "you" plays a role in the way your body reacts to treatment. I will take the time to help you define and articulate your symptoms and goals in order to develop a treatment plan with which you are comfortable. I'm here to help you achieve the best vision possible, keeping in mind your goals and needs. I treat every patient like a family friend; I will never recommend a procedure or treatment that I do not believe will benefit you. Communication is the key when it comes to your health and I will that the time each visit to ensure all of your questions are answered. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and will strive to exceed your expectations.

    Gary R. Pabalis, O.D.

    Gary R. Pabalis, O.D.

    • OD: Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL
    • Fellow: American Academy of Optometry
    • Former Chairman: Indian Health Service Eye Care
    • Coordination Committee Former Chief: U & O Service Unit Optomety Program
    • Member: Idaho Optometric Association, Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S., Utah Optometric Association, Armed Forces Optometric Society, American Optometric Associtaion
    • Published Author, Clinical Professor
    Meeting Challenges In Vision Care
    For 30 years, I worked on Indian reservations, where the incidence of diabetes is the highest in the world. It was on these reservations that I developed a special interest in diabetic eye problems. I also had exposure to all kinds of unusual ocular pathology and unique culture within our country. Even after practicing for such a long time, I still get great satisfaction out of helping a patient see better or treating eye disease to the point of resolution.

    Treating Every Patient Special
    I develop one-on-one relationships with each of my patients by learning about their lifestyles, backgrounds, children, likes and dislikes. I want each patient to be confident in my ability to provide excellent eyecare, I am more than willing to spend the extra time that it takes. That's my commitment to providing patient-first care.

    Keeping Your Goals In Mind
    I want to help you acheive your vision goals. Your goals become my goals, and every measure will be taken to see that they are reached. Making sure that you are pleased is of utmost importance. I do my best to see that you leave feeling satisfied with the care you received.
    Stephen Reinschmidt, O.D.

    Stephen Reinschmidt, O.D.

    • College of Idaho, graduated with honors with dual degrees in Biology and Exercise Science
    •  Optometry school at Pacific University of Oregon, primary care optometry, with an additional focus on ocular disease management.
    • Preoperative and postoperative surgical consulting for cataracts, LASIK (and other refractive surgeries), and management of other forms of anterior and posterior eye diseases. 
    •  Training in specialty contact lens fittings (for such conditions as keratoconus and post-corneal transplant patients).
    Welcoming Our Newest Team Member, Stephen Reinschmidt
    After growing up in Mountain Home, Idaho, Dr. Reinschmidt received his undergraduate degree from the College of Idaho, where he graduated with honors with dual degrees in biology and exercise science and was a four-year member of the men's soccer program. He then attended optometry school at Pacific University of Oregon, where he also graduated with distinction. Dr. Reinschmidt's clinical training covered all aspects of primary care optometry, with an additional focus on ocular disease management. His experience includes pre- and postoperative surgical consulting for cataracts, LASIK (and other refractive surgeries), and management of other forms of anterior and posterior eye diseases. Additionally, he has training in specialty contact lens fittings (for such conditions as keratoconus and post-corneal transplant patients). In his free time, Dr. Reinschmidt enjoys travelling, hiking/running, cooking, and playing guitar.

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