Dr. Raphael Dixon Weeks was raised in Kannapolis and graduated from South Rowan High School in China Grove. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She then received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Weeks started and maintained a successful private practice in Bessemer, Alabama. After feeling a strong urge to return home, she sold the practice and moved back to North Carolina. Dr. Weeks is married to Louis Weeks, Jr. and they have a daughter, Tamira Elizabeth Grace. Doctor Weeks is currently accepting patients in our Statesville and Hickory locations.