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About Dr. Lawrence C Tafoya

Dr. Lawrence C Tafoya, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Albuquerque, NM, with other offices in Corpus Christi, TX and Corpus Christi, TX . He has 7 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Tafoya has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

6 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Lawrence C Tafoya is Great. Dr. Lawrence C Tafoya has been rated by 6 patients. From those 6 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Lawrence C Tafoya is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

UNM HOSPITAL

2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 272-2111

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SOUTH TEXAS EYE CONSULTANTS

5402 S Staples St Ste 100
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 884-0638

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SOUTH TEXAS EYE CONSULTANTS

2222 Morgan Ave Ste 102
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
(361) 992-9400

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Specialties

Dr. Lawrence C Tafoya has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Lawrence C Tafoya has the following 9 expertise

  • Eye Exam
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Eye Pain
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Vision Issues

Reviews

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Four Stars

Dr Tafoya did my eye surgery and I was very pleased with the procedure. He was very professional and had a great bedside manner. He displayed sincere concern for my well-being and I would recommend him highly to anyone and everyone.

Wait time
60 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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Spends Time with Me
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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    7 Years Experience

  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2011

  • University Of New Mexico Health Sciences

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Lawrence C Tafoya accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO

More about Dr. Lawrence C Tafoya

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 under-served 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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