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Tara D. Mather, OD

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My specialty:
Optometry

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

Hello, and welcome to my Web page. My name is Tara Mather and I am an optometrist at the Kaiser Permanente Escondido and Carlsbad Medical Offices. I'm glad to have the opportunity to share with you some information about myself and my credentials. It's important for you to feel comfortable with your optometrist so that together we can work to ensure you receive best eye care possible.

Biography

Born and raised in Northern California, I found myself in Southern California after spending time in Oregon and Arizona. I did my undergraduate and doctorate studies at Pacific University which is just west of Portland, Oregon. My time in the beautiful Northwest was balanced out by my time in the stunning Southwest of Tucson, Arizona where I completed my residency and practiced for a number of years. My husband's job brought us to San Diego in 2003 and we've enjoyed living here.

About my practice

Practicing at Kaiser Permanente has given me the opportunity to work in a setting that truly uses a team approach to health care. I am able to meet member needs by being aware of their overall health and how that affects their eyes, and vice versa. At both of the Escondido and Carlsbad Medical Offices I provide a variety of eye care services, including ocular health evaluations, eyeglasses prescriptions, and contact lens fittings. I also provide low vision care for those with visual impairments at the Escondido clinic.

How I thrive

With the support of my wonderful staff, I'm able to provide conscientious vision care to our patients so that can truly thrive in our busy world.

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My office

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My provider type

Optometrists

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

List Header Plans Accepted
  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Optometry Department
732 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • After-hours advice
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Operator
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • Pharmacy information/refills by phone
  • 1-866-385-2640 (toll free)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Professional school

Pacific University, College of Optometry
Forest Grove , OR

Certification

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Professional training

Residency

Primary Care and Low Vision

Southern California College of Optometry Registrar's Office
Fullerton , CA

Joined Kaiser Permanente

2003

Active license information

License number

10985TPG

License type

OPTOMETRIST

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1922156827
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This page was last updated on:

01/21/2020