Michael David Allen, OD
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Hi, my name is Dr. Michael Allen. Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a bit about my practice. I have been an optometrist with Kaiser Permanente since December 2006. Before I joined the Kaiser Permanente team, I had the great honor of serving four years as a Captain and optometrist in the U.S. Army. I was stationed for three years in Baumholder, Germany with the 1st Armored Division; my fourth year was spent at the Fort Irwin National Training Center right here in Southern California.
I was born and raised in Northern California. After completing a two-year church mission in Portugal, I returned to the U.S. with a desire to serve and work with people and decided to pursue a career as an optometrist. I earned my bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Hawaii, and my doctorate from Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton. While attending optometry school I met the most beautiful young lady. We have been married since 2000 and have four children—three girls and one boy. They are my life and my greatest pleasure.
About my practice
I love working at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, and I am fortunate enough to be able to give both optometry and ophthalmology care for our members. In our optometry department, I enjoy prescribing glasses and soft contacts; and when I provide members with ophthalmology care I have the opportunity to help patients manage or overcome ocular diseases. Working in the ophthalmology department allows me to use my therapeutic and glaucoma training and certificates. It also permits me to work closely with our great ophthalmologists, ranging from general to retinal specialists. If I cannot resolve your concern, I will be able to get you into the right hands here at Kaiser Permanente Fontana.
How I thrive
I thrive by focusing my life around my wife, kids and church. Every minute I spend with my family is a blessing and brings me great happiness. I try to stay healthy and active so I can enjoy my time with them. I am actively involved in my church, with my son's scouting program, and support my daughters in their extra-curricular activities.