Dr. Lawrence Tafoya, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 39
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Dr. Lawrence Tafoya, MD
Dr. Lawrence Tafoya, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Corpus Christi, TX. He is 39 years old and has been practicing for 6 years. Dr. Tafoya is affiliated with South Texas Surgical Hospital.

2222 Morgan Ave Ste 102

Corpus Christi, TX 78405

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Dr. Lawrence Tafoya, MD

Dr. Lawrence Tafoya, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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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 Experience

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 malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Dr. Tafoya does not have any board certifications listed.


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


  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • University New Mexico Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of Arizona
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Tafoya accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Tafoya has admitting privileges

South Texas Surgical Hospital
6130 Parkway
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
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