Dr. Lawrence Tafoya, MD

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Dr. Lawrence Tafoya, MD
Dr. Lawrence Tafoya, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Corpus Christi, TX. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 6 years. Dr. Tafoya is affiliated with South Texas Surgical Hospital.

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Dr. Tafoya's Care Philosophy

I was raised in a small ranch town outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico as the youngest of four children. Coming from a blue collar family, the idea of hard work and sacrifice led me to become a first generation college graduate. After seeing so many of my family and community members without proper medical care, I focused on becoming a physician to help all those in similar situations. I received my Bachelors Degree from the University of New Mexico, before enrolling in both medical and graduate school. During my medical training, I was fortunate to meet an ophthalmologist whose passion for his field was inspiring and led me to discover that I too shared a strong interest in eye care and valued the importance of vision. After I received my medical degree and PhD I moved to Tucson, AZ for further training in an ophthalmology residency program at the University of Arizona. It was during this time that I was able to work with a large population of underserved and at-risk patients with advanced eye disease as a result of untreated diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, etc. It was this training that fostered in me a strong, shared awareness of service that solidified my belief in ophthalmology as an important aspect of community health. My family and I are excited to be in Texas and love exploring our new home and thank everyone for making us feel welcome. In my short time here in Corpus Christi, I realize that the hard-working people of this great town need good doctors. I believe everyone deserves the best vision possible and it is my ambition to help you achieve this goal in any way I can.

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Dr. Tafoya's Care Philosophy

I was raised in a small ranch town outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico as the youngest of four children.  Coming from a blue collar family, the idea of hard work and sacrifice led me to become a first generation college graduate.  After seeing so many of my family and community members without proper medical care, I focused on becoming a physician to help all those in similar situations.  I received my Bachelors Degree from the University of New Mexico, before enrolling in both medical and graduate school.  During my medical training, I was fortunate to meet an ophthalmologist whose passion for his field was inspiring and led me to discover that I too shared a strong interest in eye care and valued the importance of vision.  

After I received my medical degree and PhD I moved to Tucson, AZ for further training in an ophthalmology residency program at the University of Arizona.  It was during this time that I was able to work with a large population of underserved and at-risk patients with advanced eye disease as a result of untreated diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, etc.  It was this training that fostered in me a strong, shared awareness of service that solidified my belief in ophthalmology as an important aspect of community health.

My family and I are excited to be in Texas and love exploring our new home and thank everyone for making us feel welcome.  In my short time here in Corpus Christi, I realize that the hard-working people of this great town need good doctors.  I believe everyone deserves the best vision possible and it is my ambition to help you achieve this goal in any way I can.

Dr. Tafoya's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2011

  • Internship Hospital
    University New Mexico Hospital

    Completed in 2012

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Arizona

    Completed in 2015

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of New Mexico / Main Campus

    Graduated in 2001

  • Other Education
    University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration