Meet Dr. Laura Teasley, Our Newest Ophthalmologist at EMC
EMC is proud to add Dr. Teasley recently to our team. Laura Teasley, M.D., specializes in comprehensive retina care. To learn more about her, read the full interview below.
- What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?
I am a SCUBA dive instructor and have volunteered for research diving world-wide.
- What’s a common question you get from patients?
“How long will I require treatments?” Unfortunately, unless there is a durable cure for certain conditions (diabetes, lupus, macular degeneration, cardiovascular problems, etc.), the treatments can be periodic but lifelong. I encourage patients to instead focus on how the treatments are saving their vision and preventing eventual blindness though, which is amazing.
- Favorite memory from work?
I love discussing life with my patients and my coworkers. I get to peek into how other people cope with their setbacks and celebrate their joys.
- Where are you from?
I was born in San Rafael, California, raised in the northern California west Bay Area, but was fortunate to spend a few formative years in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
- What do you like to do when you aren’t seeing patients?
Cuddle our rescue pugs, cook, sing, garden.
- Who are your favorite sports teams?
- What does your job entail?
Saving vision, preventing blindness, offering hope. This is through injecting chemotherapy into eyeballs, administering laser and performing vitreoretinal surgeries.
- What is a typical day like?
Up at 5 am, 1.5 hour of pug dog chores, exercise then full clinic vs. clinic/operating room, home usually in time to cook dinner, bed by 8:30 pm.
- What do you like most about your job?
Great coworkers, patient smiles, the feeling that I am making a positive difference in people’s lives.
To schedule with Dr. Teasley, please call (559) 486-5000