"One of the most important parts of my approach to care is listening to the patient."
Optometry - Contact Lens
Working for this organization is a dream come true. I get to interact with the intelligent minds of my colleagues, and offer the best care to my patients. I also get to work with a great support staff. One of the most important parts of my approach to care is listening to the patient. I enjoy the detective role that is part of my job. I look at all of the information, subjective and objective, and come up with the best solution. If I feel I cannot come up with the best solution by myself, I reach out to people who can help me.
I was born in Costa Rica, and came to Tacoma when I was almost 11 years old. I consider this my home. I married my high school sweetheart, an Assemblies of God pastor. We have two children. The inspiration to become an optometrist came from my husband's diagnosis of keratoconus when he was 22 years old. I am co-director of the optometry resident program at Kaiser Permanente.
My family keeps me motivated and inspired. When my husband and I take our two young children out, we always call it an adventure. These adventures usually lead us to children's museums, the Pacific Science Center, the movies, or to the store to pick out snacks. I am also active in my church, where I teach, serve, and translate.