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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

Our Staff


We are very proud of our staff and we hope that you will be pleasantly impressed by their friendliness and professionalism.

When calling our offices, you will most likely speak to Yami or Lily in the North Miami Beach office and Allison or LilY in the Fort Lauderdale office. They will help you find convenient appointment times with the doctor of your choice and will be happy to assist you in anyway necessary.

For billing matters, you will be assisted by Carmen, our billing manager. She is extremely knowledgeable in all billing and insurance matters. If you have any other questions or concerns, you can contact our office manager Janet and she will be very happy to resolve any issues.

Since 10/1/2003, we no longer bill directly from our offices. All billing is handled by Avisena, a professional medical billing company. They can be reached at 786-621-3900 or 305-893-8771 or the toll free number 1-888-553-8333. Our Account Manager is Lina Martinez and can be reached at 786-621-4400.

Simone & Diana make up our ophthalmic technical staff. They are highly trained ophthalmic technicians and are essential to helping our physicians in caring for you in our offices. Our technical staff helps us to provide the most efficient and effective care to you and your family. Simone and Diana will also assist with any surgery scheduling matters.

Our Optometric Externs rotate through both our offices every 3 to 5 months. They come to us from Nova Southeastern University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the New England College of Optometry during their fourth year of training. They are uniformly some of the finest students in their schools and help us deliver the very best eye care. They also keep us stimulated to teach and to stay current with all the latest development and technological advances.

Our Bookkeeper is Ms. Harriette Colb. She can be reached in the Fort Lauderdale office.

Thank you for visiting this page.

Optometry Externs


EYE CENTERS OF SOUTH FLORIDA
OPTOMETRY EXTERNS

01/96 to 05/96 (Group #1)
Lisa Butterfield NSU
Michelle Matusik NSU

05/96 to 09/96 (Group #2)
Eric Boschen NSU
Ian Jung NSU
Richard Sorken NSU

09/96 to 01/97 (Group #3)
Dusk Martinez NSU
Jason Peters NSU
Gary Rocha NSU

01/97 to 05/97 (Group #4)
Richard Bruesch NSU
Sean Claffe NSU
Randall Hanson NSU
Kim Tucci NSU

05/97 to 09/97 (Group#5)
Amanda Bourgouis NSU
Frank D'Orio NSU
David Fisher NSU
Ken Hunt NSU
David Mezaros NSU

09/97 to 01/98 (Group #6)
Cindy Cork NSU
Jaime Santeramo NSU
Mike Shea NSU
John Sheldon NSU
Doug Weston NSU

01/98 to 05/98 (group #7)
Debbie Belfer NSU
Kara Nguyen NSU
Diana Schechtman NSU
Leon Schechtman NSU
Lanelle Williams NSU

05/98 to 08/98 (Gropu #8)
Aaron Kwun NSU
Sandra Farhady NSU
Janet Ng NSU
Christopher Scott NSU
John Son NSU

08/98 to 11/98 (Group #9)
Minh Dong NSU
Samantha Kelly NSU
Danielle Ranno NSU
Norman Shedlo NSU
Anh Tran NSU

11/16/98 to 02/13/99 (#10)
Dana Jones NSU
Pamela Minkes NSU
Susan Schultz NSU
Jocelyn Smith NSU
Chad Sulkes NSU

02/15/99 to 05/15/99 (#11)
Murray Baumal NSU
Chad Ferdon NSU
Michelle Howell NSU
Jasmine Nguyen NSU
Antonia Siciliano NSU

05/17/99 to 08/14/99 (#12)
Jeevanpre Jowhal NSU
Gregory Kraskowsky NSU
Aaron Sako NSU
Denise Vo NSU

08/16/99 to 11/13/99 (#13)
Linh Dinh NSU
Lynn Meyer NSU
Shahriyar (Shad) Saremi NSU
Richard Thomas NSU

11/22/99 to 02/19/00 (#14)
Kevin Brantley NSU
Thomas Brillante NSU
James Pittman NSU
Stuart Weston NSU

02/21/00 to 05/20/00 (#15)
Linh Dao NSU
Patrick Domingo NSU
Igor (Gary) Eppel NSU
Christopher Lee NSU

05/22/00 to 08/19/00 (#16)
Peter Appell NSU
Diana Cajamarca NSU
Paula Johnson NSU
Hannah Yecheskel NSU

05/30/00 to 09/01/00 (#16A)
Kevin Barrido NEWENCO

08/21/00 to 11/11/00 (#17)
Hyung-Joo (KC) Chung NSU
Bickly Dang NSU
Kristin Guernsey NSU
Julie Tran NSU

09/05/00 to 11/24/00 (#17.a)
Ami Patel NEWENCO

11/21/00 to 02/17/01 (#18)
Ben Na NSU
Bonnie Ng NSU
Nicki Olson NSU
Violetta Ushyarov NSU

11/27/00 to 02/23/01 (#18A)
Koray Arin NEWENCO

02/19/01 to 05/19/01 (#19)
Doug Handley NSU
Noel Henry NSU
Kim Jedrusiak NSU
Kevin McGarrell NSU
Peter Thomas NSU

05/21/01 to 08/18/01 (#20)
Robert Dirksen NSU
Adam Perlman NSU
Carlos Santos NSU
Marina Yagudaev NSU

05/29/01 to 08/31/01 (#20A))
Bonita Wong NEWENCO

08/20/01 to 11/10/01 (#21)
Kevin Brown NSU
Robert Luckey NSU
Thu Pham NSU
Trisha Yang NSU

09/04/01 to 11/23/01 (#21A)
Raman Parkash NEWENCO

11/15/01 to 02/16/02 (#22)
Paula Fernandez NSU
Roopal Gohel NSU
Eunice Kim NSU
Heather Phillips NSU
Chris Sukiassians NSU
Joseph Vo NSU

11/26/01 to 02/22/02 (#22A)
Lauretta Seide-Justin NEWENCO

02/18/02 to 05/18/02 (#23)
Troy Blanchard NSU
Emile Fadel NSU
Eunice Kim NSU
Chase Yi NSU
Lori Vollmer NSU

02/25/01 to 05/24/02 (#23A)
Ashish Chittwal NEWENCO

05/20/02 to 08/16/02 (#24)
Diana Babayan NSU
Linn Hong NSU
Sydney Hong NSU
Michelle Rountree NSU
Cuong Truong NSU

05/28/02 to 08/30/02 (#24A)
Judith Balberan NEWENCO

8/19/02-11/08/02 (#25)
Christina Bowman NSU
Kiet Huynh NSU
Derek Mead NSU
Emily Nguyen NSU
Ruby Sanchez NSU

09/03/02-11/29/02 (#25A)
Thea Rossi NEWENCO

11/13/02 to 02/14/03 (#26)
James Beranek NSU
Brian Gardner NSU
Lindsay Libis NSU
Eric Payne NSU
Ronda Singh NSU

12/02/02-02/28/03 (#26A)
Shirin Esmail NEWENCO

02/17/03 to 05/15/03 (#27)
Renaye Barnes NSU
Teresa Do NSU
Mindabeth Greenberg NSU
Amy Thich NSU
Charlene Tran NSU

05/19/03 to 08/17/03 (#28)
Shirley Angel NSU
Lisa Bissessar NSU
Amarella Dalmazzo NSU
Hang Tseng NSU
Beth Weprin NSU


08/18/03 to 11/08/03 (#29)
Atousa Attar NSU
Candy Christen NSU
Anastasia Jobson NSU
Christine Rojienski NSU
Gena Worley NSU

11/12/03 to 02/13/04 (#30)
Rosalia Caruso NSU
Dan Cunningham NSU
Donne Mangah NSU
Rina Javier NSU
Mike Gomez NSU

02/16/04 to 05/15/04 (#31)
Michael Gomez NSU
Aaron Mallie NSU
Michael Pellegrino NSU
Tuoi Phan NSU
Melissa Tanbakuchi NSU

01/11/04 to 05/22/04 (#31A)
Jesus Cuevas PCO
Jose Cuevas PCO

03/04 to (#31B)
Chunfeng Ma NEWENCO

5/17/04 to 8/15/04 (#32)
Lisa Amato NSU
Jeff Giurato NSU
Kari Hoyt NSU
Hansel Huang NSU
Christy Mabry NSU

6/1/04 to 8/20/04 (#32A)
Maria Georgatos NEWENCO
Haleh Shafa PCO

8/16/04 to 11/05/04 (#33)
Miriam Beltram NSU
MIke Bryant NSU
Scott Grossman NSU
MAritza Nickerson NSU
Jeanne Ruff NSU

8/30/04 to 11/27/04 (#33A)
Sally Carlos NEWENCO

8/30/04 to 11/23/04
Fadee Bittar PCO
Sheebani Bathija PCO

11/10/04 to 2/11/04 (#34)
Debbie Chen NSU
Huma Jan NSU
Stephanie Johnson NSU
James Powell NSU
Ashley Weiner NSU

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11/28/04-02/16/05 (#34A)
Shirlie Dowd NEWENCO

11/28/04 - 02/23/05 (#34B)
Vasudha Bhutani PCO
Kruti Patel PCO

1/10/05 - 5/05
Jason Rinehart PCO
Tony Sankari PCO

Extern Group 35
02/14/05 to 05/13/05
Milli Avila NSU
Scott Brown NSU
Raymond Hansen NSU
Alina Ho NSU
Dan Wolfe NSU

3/1/05 to 5/27/05

Linda Nguyen NECO

05/16/05 to 08/13/05

Dara Barbash, NSU
Christie Cerwinka, NSU
Abby Overstreet, NSU
Andrea Scott, NSU
Anna-Kay Tenn, NSU

06/01/05 to 08/31/05
Jeb Fugate, PCO
Rosalyn Perez, PCO

8/15/05 to 11/5/05

David Accane, NSU
David Dolan, NSU
David Huston, NSU
Chris Rafalski, NSU

8/29/05 to 11/23/05

Daniel Olanrewaju, PCO

11/9/05 to 2/11/06

Sook Chai, NSU
Don Ellison, NSU
Seena Shyu, NSU
Brooke Strickland, NSU
Robert Von Volen, NSU

1/9/06 to 5/20/06

Richard Combden, PCO
Hieu Tran, PCO

2/13/06 to 5/13/06

Andy Jensen (NSU)
Diane Hoover (NSU)
Kaylin Nguyen (NSU)
Vivian (Vang) Pham (NSU)

5/18/06 to 8/18/06 (Group#41)

Sandy Nguyen (NSU)
Sok Taing (NSU)
Tram Tran (NSU)
Saretta Zanjan (NSU)
Sheri Sturm (NSU)
Kimberley Zimmerman (NECO)

7/31/06 to 9/8/06

Jose Manuel Gonzalez, M.D.
(PGY3 - Mexico City, Mexico)

8/14/06 to 11/5/06 (Group #42)

Rachel Mandel (NSU)
Mandy Weitzen (NSU)
Shauna Thornhill (PCO)
Nisha Patel (PCO)
Monika Wysoczanska (PCO)
Sidet Sou (NECO)

11/08/06 to 2/09/07 (Group #43)

Monica Brown (NSU)
Bennett Paulus (NSU)
Ted Harden (NSU)
Adam Stelzer (NSU)
Brandon Cornish (NSU)

1/8/07 to 5/18/07 (Group #43A)

Priya Daniel (PCO)
Nguyen (Wynn) Tran (PCO)
Sonia Sandhar (PCO)
Steven Shaw (PCO)

2/12/07 to 5/11/07 (Group #44)

Ted Harden (NSU)
Ly Nguyen (NSU)
Rido Pham (NSU)
Super Alex Romero (NSU)
Laura Storm (NSU)

2/26/07 to 5/56/07 (#44A)

Ruth Alerte (NECO)

5/14/07 to 8/11/07 (Group #45)

Kyle Edwards (NSU)
Nick Le (NSU)
Sal Masters (NSU)
Brian Oulman(NSU)
Kerri Ann Thomas(NSU)

5/29/07 to 9/1/07 (Group #45A)

Jason Delisle (NECO)
Allen Wong (NECO)

8/13/07 to 11/10/07 (Group #46)

Amber Aria (NSU)
Bardha Fejzo (NSU)
Mily Fernandez (NSU)
Nick Hawker(NSU)
JT Nebb(NSU)

09/04/07 to 11/24/07 (Group #46A)

Annisha Ali (NECO)
KImberly Nolan (NECO)

11/14/07 to 02/09/08 (Group #47)

Roshama Asadi (NSU)
Aida Glatter-Gotz (NSU)
Michael Hilbert (NSU)
Karen Kramer(NSU)
Sonia Parekh(NSU)

11/26/07 to 02/23/08 (Group #47A)

Pooja Patel (NECO)
Dominique Vienneau (NECO)

1/14/08 to 5/17/08 (Group #47B)

Vyvy Doan (PCO)
Rachel Kain (PCO)
Valera Morningstar (PCO)
Tuyet-Suong (Sue)Pham (PCO)

2/11/08 to 5/10/08 (Group #48)

Balmary Vazquez (NSU)
Jessica Hayward (NSU)
Ly Phung (NSU)
Naila Virani(NSU)
Susie Barnett(NSU)

2/25/08 to 5/24/08 (Group #48A)
Cindy Than (NECO)
Mimi Tran (NECO)

5/1/08 to 8/9/08 (Group #49)
John Barkley (NSU)
Thien Van (NSU)
Jocelyn Hunderdosse (NSU)
Jason Oilar (NSU)
Eric Clyde (NSU)

5/27/08 to 8/30/08 (Group #49A)
Michael Peters (NEWENCO)

08/11/08 to 11/01/08 (Group #50)
Nadia Barrios (NSU)
Jimmy Chen (NSU)
Steven Thurston (NSU)
Amit Rohatgi (NSU)
Sandy Kollis (NSU)

09/02/08 to 11/29/08 (Group #50A)
Whitney Fahrman (NEWENCO)

11/05/08 to 02/07/09 (Group #51)
Sara Gaib (NSU)
Chantal Jacques (NSU)
Lisa Martin (NSU)
Miranda Cooper (NSU)
Tina Domingues (NSU)

12/01/08 to 2/0/09 (Group #51A)
Jennifer Robichaud (NEWENCO)

02/05/09 to /09 (Group #51B)
Amy Abraham (PCO-SALUS)
Wendy Batista (PCO-SALUS)
Shanar Lou(PCO-SALUS)
Ahmad Morshedi(PCO-SALUS)

02/09/09 to 05/09/09 (Group #52)
Graham Rasanen (NSU)
Tom Ainsworth (NSU)
Areege Afaneh (NSU)
Tascha Wells (NSU)
Jerry Robben (NSU)

05/11/09 to 08/08/09 (Group #53)
Amber Burks (NSU)
ToThom Dihn (NSU)
Ben Gates (NSU)
TasIvan Obradovick (NSU)
Ken Statsick (NSU)


Updated 2009.05.11 [JIH]

For Referring Physicians


Dear Referring Physician:

Thank you for visiting our website.

If you would like to download or print any of our office forms, please click on "Home Page" and scroll down to "Patient Education Resources" and chose any forms that you may need for yourself, your staff or your patients.

Please feel free to call us or email us with any questions, comments or suggestions.

Thank you again and we look forward to sharing in the care of your patients and speaking with you soon.

Drs. Dan, Hoffman, Williams and Staff

Outpatient Surgery Instructions

Procedure Description:
Outpatient Surgery

What To Expect:
Adults Undergoing Outpatient(Ambulatory) Surgery

Plan Ahead!
By following the instructions below, you can reduce your own stress, avoid having to reschedule your surgery and make your experience as positive as possible.

Preprocedure:
If your surgery is scheduled in the morning, do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day before surgery. That includes water! If the surgery is scheduled after 12 noon, call your surgeon for specific instructions about what you may or may not eat or drink.

If you routinely take medications in the morning (especially blood pressure medication), take these with a sip of water early the morning of surgery. If you are a diabetic, consult with your doctor about your insulin dosage or other diabetic medication.

Do not take any blood thinning or anti-inflammatory medications, including aspirin. If you are on Coumadin, call your doctor to see when you should stop taking the medication. Bring a complete list of your medications and the dosages you take.


If you are being treated for any other medical condition, please call your medical doctor or primary care physician to obtain specific instructions as to what you should do before surgery.

Plan to have someone drive you home following surgery.

Postprocedure:
You'll be taken to the recovery room. In order to provide safety and privacy for all our patients, we will allow only one adult visitor per adult patient in the Recovery Room. When the medical staff says everything is ok, then you will be released to an adult who can drive you home. The person who drives you home is also the person who will get any instructions ? orally and in writing ? from the medical staff. Be sure to follow those instructions completely.

You will return the next day to your surgeon's office. Please make sure and bring all your drops and instructions with you.

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