Meet the Staff

Melissa Rodriguez, OCSMelissa Rodriguez, OCS – Employed since 2014

Certified Ophthalmic Coding Specialist

Bachelors in Multidisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso

Hobbies: Family, Music, Art

Most Passionate About: Galaxy Themed Spray Paint Art, which she creates and utilizes to teach her two young nephews to develop their creative side and escape to the colorful cosmos.

What she enjoys the most at work: Meeting new patients and getting to know our patients. The ability to have fun at work and joke around but also be serious when it’s time to be.

Future Goals: Return to school and pursue her goal of becoming a Radiology Technician.


Sergio Marquez, COA

Sergio Marquez, COA- Ophthalmic Scribe – Employed Since 2011

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Medical Assistant, Western Technical College

Hobbies: Soccer, video games, swimming

Most passionate about: Dallas Cowboys


Ideal way to spend time after work: Wrestling with his two children every night.

Future goals: Become a Certified Ophthalmic Surgical Technician, spend more time in the Operating Room assisting in Ophthalmic Surgeries.


Elizabeth Garcia, COA, Lead Technician

Elizabeth Garcia, COA, Lead Technician – Working since 2005

Graduate of Bowie High School, 1998

Marching Band, Swim team, Softball Team

EPCC Ophthalmic Technology Program

What I enjoy most about work: Working with people and assisting the Doctor in ophthalmic care. Everyday brings joy with different experiences, no two days are the same.

Hobbies: Reading, water parks, amusement parks

Most passionate about: Watching my young daughters develop into young women, and enjoy their successes and achievements.

Long Term Goals: Achieve the level of Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician, and become a home owner.


Rocio Jerome, COARocio Jerome, COA – Working since 2012

Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Licencado en Optometria

Licensed Optometrist - Mexico

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

What I enjoy most about work: Helping people understand the surgical process, performing complex refractions, helping patients meet their visual goals.

Hobbies: Reading, exercise, computer games

Long term goal: Own my own restaurant, and let the guests experience high quality, authentic Mexican food.





    Laura Puga, COA - Ophthalmic Scribe - Employed Since 2014

    Our newest Certified Opthalmic Assistant (More Info Coming Soon)

    Graduate of Franklin High School and The University of Texas at El Paso






Patricia Araujo - Employed Since 2015Rocio Jerome, COA

Front Office Supervisor

Certified Professional Coder by the AAPC

What I enjoy most about work: I love that every day is different, and I particularly enjoy educating patients about their insurance benefits and coverages.  Creating financial solutions for patients and creating a relationship that allows them trust our office and practices.  Working in an environment and industry that encourages continuing education.  Most of all, my co-workers and the environment that we all create for each other to make our overall work experience wonderful. 

Hobbies: Listening to music, dancing, reading (specifically Christian reading and future Hallmark movies).

Long term goal: Becoming a medical office manager/administrator, continue my education in healthcare, specifically in Ophthalmology.






Nicole Alarcon - Surgical Coordinator, Ancillary Service Coordinator

Nadia Bruno - Ophthalmic Technician

Claudia Castruita - Ophthalmic Technician, Medical Records Specialist

Daisy Escobedo - Ophthalmic Technician, Aesthetic Coordinator

Claudia Guardado - Front Desk Specialist, Insurance Verification

Guadalupe Kovacs - Licensed Aesthetician

Jackie Munoz - Ophthalmic Technician

Veronica Santibanez - Office Maintenance

Yair Villanueva - Front Desk Specialist, Insurance Verification





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