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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.
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.