–By Tammy We at Pacific Retina Care ℠ are thrilled that Tes is our first cer­ti­fied scribe.  JCAHPO (Joint Com­mis­sion on Allied Per­son­nel in Oph­thal­mol­ogy) recently intro­duced this new cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.  OSC stands for Oph­thalmic Scribe Cer­ti­fied.  Tes is also a cer­ti­fied oph­thalmic assis­tant (COA).  So what’s next?  Per­haps she will pur­sue her COT (Cer­ti­fied Ophthalmic […]

–by Tammy This week­end was a busy one!  Sat­ur­day was the annual Amer­i­can Dia­betes Asso­ci­a­tion (ADA) Step Out Walk.  Dr Tafoya is the pres­i­dent of the ADA com­mu­nity lead­er­ship board.  As pres­i­dent he wel­comed the walk­ers with a speech.  Pacific Retina Care ℠ was a Pre­sent­ing Spon­sor, so we had Mile Mark­ers along the course. […]

–By Tammy We wish you a Happy and Pros­per­ous New Year!  Yes­ter­day Pacific Retina Care ℠ had our End-of-Year cel­e­bra­tion in the office.  We try to mix it up every year.  Once we had a chili-cook-off and White Ele­phant gift exchange in the office.  Once I intro­duced the staff to Clay Cafe at Ward Warehouse […]

–By Tammy Today we hap­pily cel­e­brate Tes and Ashley’s workiver­saries.  Tes has been with us for four years and Ash­ley for one year.  Both have grown so much and pro­vide such good care for our patients.  We are lucky to call them part of our Pacific Retina Care ℠ Ohana.  We hope to cel­e­brate many […]

It is hard to believe that we have been at this for almost five years.  We opened our doors in August 2009 which feels like yes­ter­day.  It has not always been easy, but we have grown together to become a strong team.  To cel­e­brate our suc­cess we went to the Hawaii Prince for din­ner and […]

Our Pacific Retina Care ℠ Ohana is such a good team that they even wear the SAME uni­form com­bi­na­tion.  Now that we added Aloe green to the mix the odds are not high.  But still, our team arrived to clinic today dressed exactly the same.  They are a large part of the rea­son that we will […]

Yes­ter­day was Dawn’s 2nd Workiver­sary here at Pacific Retina Care ℠.  She works with us part-time while going to col­lege.  We are happy to have her as part of the Pacific Retina Care ℠ Ohana!

It is hard to believe that Gail has been with Pacific Retina Care ℠ for three years! She has grown so much. Gail is our head assis­tant now. And she has been very help­ful in this posi­tion. I antic­i­pate she will obtain her COA (cer­ti­fied oph­thalmic assis­tant) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in the near future. The sky is […]

What is a COA or Cer­ti­fied Oph­thalmic Assis­tant?  A COT is a per­son who has under­gone rig­or­ous study and passed a national stan­dard­ized exam­i­na­tion.  It is not easy.  It is com­mon to fail the first time around.  Many poten­tial can­di­dates take study courses to help them pre­pare for the exam.  Years of on-the-job train­ing is […]

If you are an early bird, you might have seen Doc­tor Tafoya on KITV news!  He was there to pro­mote the Amer­i­can Dia­betes Association’s Dia­betes Alert! Day.  Dia­betes is such a seri­ous dis­ease.  Among other com­pli­ca­tions it can affect your eyes and poten­tially cause blind­ness.   Please click the link above to take the Risk […]

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