–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 […]

Copy­right 2014  731photo.com LLC We had a great time at the ADA Step Out Walk!  This is my third month as pres­i­dent of the ADA Com­mu­nity Lead­er­ship Board.  This year Pacific Retina Care ℠ decided to con­cen­trate our efforts on the Health Fair.  Tammy ordered give­aways such as cof­fee mugs, tum­blers, flash­light key-chains, back­packs and […]

Did you see Doc­tor Tafoya on Hawaii News Now this morn­ing?  He was there as the Amer­i­can Dia­betes Asso­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent to pro­mote the upcom­ing Step Out! Walk at Kapi­olani Park on March 15th.  Pacific Retina Care ℠ will be at the Health Fair.  All par­tic­i­pat­ing walk­ers will get a ticket in their goody bag to […]

I am end­ing my first month as the Amer­i­can Dia­betes Asso­ci­a­tion of Hawaii’s Com­mu­nity Board pres­i­dent. In my expe­ri­ence as a retina sur­geon, I see that dia­betes is of epi­demic pro­por­tions in Hawaii. I have been hon­ored to be part of the board for the past sev­eral years. I try to do as much as […]

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