Who Am I- Chantelle

Who Am I? Name: Charmelaine Chantelle A little history: I moved to Hawaii in 2013. I was born and raised in the Philippines which makes me fluent in Ilocano and Tagalog. After graduating in 2017 from Hawaii Medical College, I got hired right away at PRC. PRC is my...

Happy Ten Years!

-By Tammy Hooray!  We turned TEN on Friday. How time flies. We’ve been through lots of changes. We’ve grown from two employees to ten of us in ten years. The first month Dr Tafoya saw 20 patients (that’s one per day). Now he sees over 20 per day. We are creating a...

Who Am I- Kelly

-By Kelly God Bless Texas!  A Native Texan though I don’t normally sound like one as I moved to Paradise from Florida and have picked up my fair share of pigeon.  I moved and traveled extensively before graduating High School in Stuttgart, Germany.  Then segue my love...

Who Am I- Ashley

Who Am I? Name: Ashley A little history: I graduated from the Medical Assistant Program at Estrella Community College in Arizona and I have been in the medical field for 10 years. What do you do in your free time: I enjoy trying new food, seeing new places and...

Who Am I- Dr Tafoya

Who Am I? Name: Mark E Tafoya, OD, MD A little history: I went to Optometry school first.  I later went to Medical school, Ophthalmology residency and Vitreoretinal fellowship.  I have been interested in eyes since elementary school.  I started on Oahu at Kaiser then...

Who Am I- Tammy

Who Am I? 1. Name: Tammy 2. A little history: I have been in eye care since the late 1980’s and have been working at PRC since the beginning. I am originally from California, but have called Hawaii my home since 2002. I have two amazing children- Miranda and Jack. 3....

ADA Tour de Cure Mahalo Reception

-by Tammy Doctor Tafoya and I had a wonderful evening celebrating this year's ADA Tour de Cure. Our local ADA exceeded their goal and raised $554,478 for this one event. One of our team members and my good friend, Gwen, was recognized for raising over $500 alone. Our...

Today Felt Like a Monday

  We were very short-staffed today as two called in sick. Everybody stepped it up and worked seamlessly as a team. I was so happy to see it. So we celebrated with Jamba Juice. Way to go Team Pacific Retina CareSM!


Some people are simply inspirational. A local guy and his wife started a nonprofit called Hookuaaina.


Waikele Professional Center
94-849 Lumiaina Street, Suite 102
Waipahu, HI 96797

Phone: 808.676.4772
Fax: 808.676.8772

Pacific Retina Care has installed the Advanced Air Purification Systems by GallatinAIR. This includes advanced HVAC ionization and Interior HEPA/UVC air filtration. Our goal is to make the safest environment for our patients during these trying times