Dr. Anne Pluenneke grew up in Arlington, Texas and then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude in 1994. She then attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, graduating in 1998 in the top 5% of her class. She was vice-president of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She did an internal medicine internship and residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas from 1998-2001. Dr. Pluenneke stayed in Dallas to do ophthalmology residency at UT Southwestern from 2001-2004. She is one of the few ophthalmologists in the United States to have completed an entire residency in Internal Medicine.
She joined Fredericksburg Eye Associates in 2004 and has enjoyed living in the Hill Country since that time. She is married with 3 children. Dr. Pluenneke and her husband are both active at Holy Ghost Lutheran church. She has served on the board of the Good Samaritan Center in Fredericksburg as well as being a board
member at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. She also enjoys reading, cross-stitching, and volunteering.
Dr. Pluenneke has an interest in medical missions performing manual small incision cataract surgeries (MSICS) as recently documented in a special done by 60 minutes. She has been to Peru and Bolivia with Medical Ministry International, a Christian charity organization .
Dr. Pluenneke is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist who does everything from routine eye examinations and basic contact lens fitting to a variety of ophthalmic surgeries and lasers.