Dr. Michael Foote – General Ophthalmology
Michael W. Foote, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist providing comprehensive eye care for patients over the age of 13. He is originally from El Paso and returned in 2002 to begin his practice in ophthalmology. He provides comprehensive eye care including laser vision correction, cataract and glaucoma surgery, cornea and eyelid procedures as well as contact lens fitting.
Dr. Foote is a third generation physician. He has participated in medical missions in Guatemala and Mexico. His interests outside of medicine include golf, snow and water skiing, tennis and triathlons.
Dr. Lilia Alvarez – Therapeutic Optometrist
Bio to be included soon.
Dr. Keak Khauv – General Ophthalmology
I was born in Cambodia and at the age of four my family and I had to leave due to the Vietnam War. I still have memories of the Khmer Rouge reign and fleeing over treacherous mountain passes, which will always remain with me. Our family found safety in a refugee camp in Thailand, where we lived under difficult conditions until we were able to immigrate to the United States.
Shortly after immigrating to the United States we were blessed by the goodwill of a Christian family in Fort Worth, Texas who helped support our family. We lived in Fort Worth for a year, then moved to Fontana, California to be with other family members who also immigrated from Cambodia. In Fontana, I graduated valedictorian from Fontana High School in 1992. After graduating high school I was accepted at UCLA and graduated summa cum laude with honors in biochemistry in 1996. I then pursued my medical education at the University of Iowa College of Medicine graduating with my doctorate in medicine in the year 2000. I then moved to Colton, California to complete my medical internship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and subsequently completed my ophthalmology residency training at Saint Louis University.
After successfully completing my educational and training requirements, my desire was to seek employment in Texas. I was very fortunate and privileged to begin my professional career with Dr. Schuster and Dr. Foote in 2004 and more recently have joined Sun Eye Care. My focus of interest is comprehensive ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, oculoplastic procedures and glaucoma management.
My wife Sarina and I truly enjoy living and working in El Paso and we are so grateful to continue to experience the warmth, caring, hospitality that this fine City has to offer. I will continue to honor and respect my humble beginnings as I strive to professionally serve the needs of the El Paso community.
Dr. John Hatchett – General Ophthalmology
Dr. John Hatchett was born and raised in Oklahoma. He did his undergraduate work at Oklahoma University and received his Medical Degree from Oklahoma University School of Medicine. His rotating internship was completed at University of Missouri at Kansas City and his residency in ophthalmology was done at University of Rochester.
He served two years of military service in the Navy; first year as a battalion surgeon with the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam and was awarded the bronze star. The second year was spent as a general medical officer at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX.
Dr. Hatchett is board certified in ophthalmology and has spent his entire career in the private practice of ophthalmology in El Paso until joining Sun Eye Care in 2012.
He is a past president of the El Paso Chapter of the American Cancer Society. He was a founder of the Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group and served as its facilitator for the first 10 years of its existence. He was honored with the Sword of Hope from the American Cancer Society.
He is a long time member of the El Paso County Medical Society’s Physician Health and Rehabilitation Committee.
Outside interests include gardening, music (plays classical piano), cooking, travel, furthering his education and volunteer work.