Deepa R. Thayi, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I am a comprehensive ophthalmologist at the Lone Tree Medical Offices. I am originally from India and moved to Colorado due to my husband’s job. We love hiking, walking and driving around our beautiful state with our two daughters. I love what I do and am passionate about the well-being of my patients. To me, the most rewarding part of being a physician is seeing my patient’s vision improve, whether it is after cataract surgery or after treatments for macular degeneration. I lost my grandmother to complications of type 1 diabetes when I was about 7 years old. I was deeply affected by her visual impairment from diabetic retinopathy and decided to become an ophthalmologist to deliver the care to others that she could not access.
About my practice
In my current practice, I provide comprehensive eye care to adult patients with an emphasis on cataract surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. My approach is to respect every individual as they are, and to care for them as I would like to be cared for. I am invested in building a relationship with my patients and believe in empowering them with information about their condition. I actively involve them while drafting a treatment plan that supports their goals for health. I take pride in my team and my philosophy is to lead by example, by being the change that I want to see in my team. My team believes in open communication and we are always evaluating ourselves to improve our patient care and satisfaction. To this end, we welcome suggestions and comments from our members.
How I thrive
I am honored to volunteer my time and skill as an eye physician for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. I am grateful to be working for Kaiser Permanente, which is an organization that provides high-quality care to our members but also recognizes the need to champion the health of the communities we serve. When I am not working, I love spending time with my family and gardening.