Entries by Tammy

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

-by Tammy October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, over 250,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year. One out of every eight women in the US will face breast cancer in their lifetime. In the year 2016 alone over 40,000 people, mostly women, will die of breast cancer. […]

Dawn’s 4th Workiversay

Yesterday we celebrated Dawn’s 4th Workiversary at Pacific Retina CareSM.  Tes bought a delicious treat to help us celebrate- eyeball macaroons!  Dawn started off as a part-time assistant and has grown to become an important player on our team.  She recently passed her Certified Ophthalmic Assistant examination (COA).  We appreciate her diligence, passion and generosity.

Congratulations, Gail!

-by Tammy We at Pacific Retina Care SM are pleased and proud to announce that Gail is now a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)!  Gail started her career almost 5 years ago with us.  She has come a long way from front desk to medical assistant to head assistant to COA.  She is able to perform […]

Chair Like New

-by Tammy It is funny how we get used to things and we struggle to replace them when they get old.  We have a chair that our assistants use when taking fundus photos.  It is of perfect size and height.  I have been looking for a replacement because it looks worn and ragged, unbecoming of […]

What a Coincidence!

-by Tammy You must know by know that I am pretty easily amused.  At Pacific Retina CareSM, we now have three color options for scrubs.  I allow everybody to wear any color or combination of their choosing as long as clean.  So what are the odds that everyone chooses the same color?  And on TWO […]

Family Promise of Hawaii

-by Tammy The Holidays are approaching!  Every year we try to show our referring doctors how grateful we are that they trust their patients to us.  We try to show a kind gesture by sending cookies or chocolates, but nothing too extravagant.   This year I decided to order custom Pacific Retina CareSM M&M’s.  In addition to […]

Pacific Retina Care Staffers Experience AAO in Las Vegas

This year the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting took place in Las Vegas. There were actually four meetings at once totaling about 40,000 eye people. Doctor attended AAO classes covering diabetes, macular degeneration, injectable medications, new technology, new treatment studies, coding and more.  I attended AAOExecutive classes on management, finance, HR, meaningful use, […]