Mar 2015

Mar 2015
CTOS News – March 2015 CTOS Announcements
The secretary of the CTOS can be reached at
[email protected] Please add the
address to your ‘safe senders’ list.
The CTOS website has been updated! Please register
for a login to RSVP for events and post on forums,
etc. The website can be found at
Also, we now have a Facebook page! Please like and
follow us. Just search Central Texas Optometric
Society on the Facebook search box and it will take
you to our page.
2014 Officers
Dr. Lacey Smith Thames, President
Dr. Emily Jordan Kelley, Vice President
Dr. Susan Elizondo, Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. Daniel Brinchman, Social Chair
2014 Fees
TOA Member and Guest fee - $200
*$100 reimbursement will be issued for active
AOA/TOA members that have paid their CTOS
registration fees by March 31st. Checks will be issued
at upcoming CTOS meetings, unless specifically
requested to receive by mail.
Payments can be made through paypal on CTOS
website or by check payable to ‘CTOS.’ Mailing
address is:
PO Box 302347
Austin, TX 78703
CTOS/TOA Pictures
If you have any pictures from CTOS or TOA functions
that you would like featured, please email them to
[email protected]
Upcoming CE/Events
RSVP to [email protected] or on our
website at
Wednesday, March 18 @ 6:30pm: at Maggiano’s Little
Italy. 10910 Domaine Dr. (512) 501-7870. Hosted by
Legally Mine. Lecture on “Assett Protection.” 2 hours of
general CE requested.
Mark your calenders for the annual CTOS Spring Social
at Topgolf on Thursday April 16th from 6:30 - 8:30
pm. The evening will include appetizers, drinks, and free
game play. This is a great opportunity to go out and
have a fun (CE-free) evening, spend time with your
colleagues, and get to know the current students from
UIW and UHCO. See you all there
Wednesday, April 22: Hosted by Retinal Consultants of
Austin. “Peripheral Retinal Pathology” by Chirag Jhaveri,
MD and Saradha Chexal, MD. 2 hours of D/T requested.
Time and location TBD.
Thursday, May 28 @ 6:30pm: Reception starts at
6:30pm. Lecture at 7:00pm. At Sullivan’s Steakhouse.
300 Colorado St. (512) 495-6904. Hosted by Rob Grim &
Allergan. “Pearls for Managing the Modern Optometric
Practice” by Rob Grim and “Laser Cataract Surgery” by
Zarmeena Vendal, MD. 2 hours of CE requested.
Classifieds - Professional
Centrally located office needs coverage for the following
days: March 13 and 14. The Friday hours are 9-6 with 1
hour lunch $400, Saturday 10-3 $400. Please email Tom
at [email protected] if interested
Fill in doc needed for FRIDAYS March 13th 9:00-5:30
PM & May 1st 9:00-5:30 PM in central Austin. Please
email [email protected] or call 512-7967534
CTOS News -­ March 2014 Classifieds - Professional
Opportunities, cont.
Relief work available Saturdays (half or full days)
starting in April. Please contact Carla Gasparini OD at
512-294-3066 or via email at [email protected]
S Austin/Buda office needing a fill in doctor for Sat
March 21 from 9-6pm (1 hr lunch). Half day help also
appreciated. Interested parties can contact Carla
Gasparini OD at 512-294-3066 or via email at
[email protected]
Optometrist needed in Bee Cave. We are looking for 12 Saturdays a month of consistent coverage for the
right OD. Position could likely turn into long term. Help
during holiday times may also be available. Hours are 93 Saturday. Pay is $400. Must be glaucoma certified
and skilled in medical billing. Comfortable pace and
very friendly staff. Please email
[email protected] or call me at
512-924-2020. Thanks!
Relief work available Friday, March 27 & Friday, May
22 in South Austin. $450 per day. Jason Reed, O.D.,
[email protected]
South Austin, Relief doctor needed for Friday, April 3
Please contact [email protected]
Georgetown office needing relief for the following days:
Friday, April 17 10-6 ($400/day)
Saturday April 18 10-5 ($425/day)
Wednesday, May 13 10-6 ($400/day)
Friday, May 15 10-6 ($400/day)
Saturday, May 16 10-5 ($425/day)
Monday, May 18 10-6 ($400/day)
Wednesday, May 20 10-6 ($400/day)
Friday, May 22 ($400/day)
Saturday, May 23 ($425/day)
We use Crystal PM, great supporting staff, hour lunch.
Email reply to [email protected]
Part time positions available. Our Pflugerville office is
looking for permanent Thursday/Saturday coverage
paying about $400/day depending on production. Hours
are 9am-5:30pm for both days. If we find the right
person, we would like to grow this to 5 days a week.
Round Rock office will be opening the schedule
sometime in March as a Medicaid-only office. This
opening could be one to three days a week depending
on how fast the schedule fills. Eventually this will be a
full time position too. It will operate under the direction of
the employed OD and will pay a per-refraction rate. You
will have input on the schedule setup to see as many
patients as you want. If you are interested in one or both
of these opportunities please email me at
[email protected]
Looking for a relief doctor to help at an office in Central
Austin on Fridays 8 am -12 pm from April 24th through
May 19th. Please email [email protected]
if you are available any or all Fridays during these dates.
Expanding downtown Austin practice is looking for a
permanent full-time and/or part-time optometrist to
join our team. Please email
[email protected] if interested
Dr. Gregg Kamnetz is looking for coverage at his
Westlake office on Friday, May 1. Please e-mail
[email protected] if you could help
Permanent part time O,D, needed for 2 days per week
in Killeen. The pay is 500.00 per day with incentive on
busy days. Call or text 254-258-2727 or email
[email protected] for more details.
Relief doc for Tue-Fri, May 5-9. 8:30-5:30 Pay is $400
and bonus depending on production. Email me at
[email protected] or text at 512.775.7481.
Parmer Eye Care is seeking a full time O.D who enjoys
medical practice,contact lenses and general optometry.
This is an energetic practicelocated in North Austin with
a fantastic experienced staff (several of whom have
been with us for over 10 years) a large optical and
selection of trial contact lenses and plenty of technology
including Optomap, Cirrus OCT and Zeiss Visual Field.
We use Crystal PM as our EHR. It is a fun and positive
place to work with a great patient population and
excellent location. Please send resume/CV to Dr.
Seeking part-time coverage at my private practice in
Georgetown. Position would start out 1 day/week (either
Tues or Thur) in March, then increase to 2 days/week
(never on weekends) starting in June. We see patients
9-5:30 every 30 minutes with a 1 hour break for lunch.
Please contact [email protected] or (512) 8696586.
Lemanski at [email protected]
2 CTOS News -­ March 2014 Dr Kathleen Shafer is available for relief work on
weekdays. I have extensive experience doing relief
work and stepping into different types of practice settings
and working with all major EMRs. Please feel free to
contact me about standing days of the week or sporadic
days you might need coverage. I can be reached at
[email protected] or (512) 796-0338.
Classifieds - Professional
Opportunities, cont.
We are looking for a permanent doctor to work
Saturdays. We are in NW Austin at a private practice
located in a medical complex. The hours are 8:45 am
until 3 pm. We use OfficeMate, have a great staff and
competitive compensation. Either email or call Catherine
Kennedy at [email protected] or 512-965-6101
Collin Tam, OD is available for PT and relief work.
Experienced with Crystal and Examwriter EHR. He can
be contacted at [email protected] or (512) 919-6095
Full time and/or Part time position available in South
Austin/Buda. Looking for a friendly, outgoing doctor who
has experience with Crystal PM. Spanish speaking skills
a plus. Competitive salary, vacation, medical insurance,
licenses/malpractice ins etc. are paid by practice.
Interested parties may contact Carla Gasparini OD at
512-294-3066 or via email: [email protected]
Equipment for Sale
Used FDT for sale complete with user manual. Will
send photos if interested. Please contact Sonja Franklin
at [email protected]
Lakeline Vision Source will be looking for a
permanent, part time doc when the new, bigger
location opens in February. Schedule will include
evenings until 7pm and some Saturdays.
Pay is based on production with a minimum
guarantee. Please email [email protected] if
Full storage unit of office supplies/office waiting area
chairs/stools/leather armchairs for desk/ filing
cabinets/trash cans/printers/2 LCD TV's (50" & 40")
microwave/fridge/decor/ AND MUCH MORE for $1500.
First call and first to arrange move out by the end of
March will get this FANTASTIC DEAL!!!
Call Dr. Bridgette Fuller 512-636-1995
Established Round Rock office for sale. It offers a
solid gross on four doctor days per week (no
weekends), and is still growing. Good potential for
expansion of medical model optometry. Owner
occupied free-standing 2400 sqft building on a busy
street may also be available for purchase.
[email protected] or 512-569-3427.
Smith optics frame display including a digital photo
frame. This particular display is on wheels and is FREE
to a good home. It is available for immediate pick up at
my office. Please contact Sonja Franklin at
[email protected]
Four year old (Illusion Optical) reception desk and
dispensing tables for sale. Excellent condition. These
items have to be out by end of the day Tuesday March
3rd. All prices are negotiable. The desk is pictured in
the craigslist ad and the optician's tables can be seen
behind it. Original value is $6000-$7000. Contact me at
[email protected] or [email protected] or
512.796.7190. Photos available on Craigslist ad
Kimberly Q. Pham, O.D. is available for a full time or
permanent part-time position in the Northwest Austin
areas, Cedar Park, and Leander, TX. She is available for
fill in as well. Experienced with Examwriter EHR and has
minimal experience with Crystal EHR and eyefinity EHR.
Please contact her by email : [email protected] or
call 714-383-2617.
Dr. Michaela Thompson Novak is available for relief
work on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. I have
experience with Crystal PM and Examwriter EHR and
am certified in Ortho-K contact lens fittings. Please feel
free to contact me at (773)633-9819 or
[email protected]
3 CTOS News -­ March 2014 Miscellaneous
Pinnacle meetings will be hosting the Clinical Excellence
in Eyecare lecture series on March 29th at Barton creek
resort. It is an 8 hour program featuring Melton and
Thomas as well as Steven Dell. For more information
email [email protected]
A new Medicaid-focused office will be opening sometime
in March in Round Rock. Our credentialing for Opticare
(Medicaid plans only) and Davis Vision (BCBS Medicaid
plan only) is almost complete. This is a great location for
patients in the Georgetown, Round Rock, and Hutto
area. The office will not be accepting any other vision
plans or private pay patients. We have referral pads
available so if you want one just email me your address.
If you are interested in working in this office I have a job
ad posted in this newsletter. We are already accepting
TMHP and appreciate any referrals you might have for
us. The office phone number is 512-388-2951 and my
email is [email protected]
Since the closing of the Austin Prevent Blindness
office, our residents have been unable to receive eye
screenings. I am asking if the optometrists of Austin
could donate these eye exams. Contact Kathy with
the Salvation Army at 512-447-2272 if you are able
to help provide these services.
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