Michelle Carle, MD
Michelle Carle, MD
"My goal is to provide my patients with tailored care for their specific retinal/ophthalmic diagnoses."
Board certified Ophthalmology
My Care Philosophy
I’m inspired by ongoing advances in ophthalmology, specifically new research in the field of retina/vitreous. Fixing problems and helping patients through difficult times make my job incredibly rewarding. Joining Kaiser Permanente allows me to be part of a team that delivers excellent eye care, from primary care and prevention to sub specialty surgery. Here, patients receive seamless care with an emphasis on treating the whole person, not just a single organ. This allows patients to take optimum care of themselves and their families while allowing me to collaborate with other providers to offer the best care overall. My goal is to provide my patients with tailored care for their specific retinal/ophthalmic diagnoses. I understand the fear of vision loss and want to help reverse that whenever possible. My patients range in age from preemies to centenarians. I love the art of surgery and the long-term patient-provider relationships that form in ophthalmology.
I grew up in Alberta, Canada. My father pursued his fellowship in Seattle, Washington. My brother was also born here, which is why this place is so special to me and my family. After residency, my husband and I moved to Los Angeles for fellowships. Shortly thereafter, we began our careers in Fresno, California, and welcomed two wonderful children into our lives. A classically trained pianist and vocalist, I ran varsity track and cross country during college. I speak fluent French, English, and ophthalmic Spanish.
How I Thrive
I enjoy spending time with my family (two kids, my neurosurgeon husband, and Yorkshire terrier). I love running, biking, hiking, and camping, as well as cooking and eating with my family.