Our OD spotlight for the month of July is Dr. Stephanie Woo, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.S.L.S.
What is your current mode of optometry practice?Private practice in very rural areas (3 locations).
Describe your career path from graduation to where you are today.After graduating SCCO, I completed a Cornea/Contact Lens residency at UMSL. From there, I came back to my hometown in Lake Havasu, AZ and I began practicing with my childhood optometrist, Dr. Stuart Adams. Originally, I thought I would be there for a few years and then move somewhere else, but I ended up loving the practice, the patients, and the location. I am in the process of buying into the practice now! During this time, I also became involved with lecturing, writing, and consulting too.
What made you decide to become an optometry practice owner?
During optometry school, I always knew I wanted to own my own practice. Making decisions and having control was very important to me. Dr. Adams was a great mentor, and we work very well together. After about a year of practicing with Dr. Adams, I felt we were a great team, and that is when I decided to approach him with the idea of partnership.
Are you involved in any other optometry related work?
How did you get involved in speaking, writing articles, posters, research, etc?
Any advice for a young optometrist looking to educate other ODs through research, lecturing, etc?
What do you do for fun outside of optometry?
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