Meet Dr. Teplick – LASIK Surgeon and Ophthalmologist
Dr. Stanley Teplick is a board-certified ophthalmologist with over 30 years of experience as an eye physician and surgeon. He completed his training at the Mayo Clinic, where he was named chief resident in 1981. Dr. Teplick has performed over 55,000 microsurgical eye operations, including over 50,000 laser vision surgeries designed to eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Teplick performed one of the first FDA-approved excimer laser vision corrections in the Pacific Northwest and was the first to perform the KAMRA procedure in Oregon and SW Washington.
Dr. Teplick is an adjunct professor at Pacific University College of Optometry, and Teplick Custom Vision serves as a regional referral and teaching facility. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Teplick has served as a spokesperson for the Better Vision Institute, a national advisory body to the Vision Council of America. For almost a decade, he was the ophthalmology program director for the Vision Expo, the largest eye care meeting in the country. Dr. Teplick has lectured internationally on eye surgery, and has been a regular columnist on refractive surgery in the journal Primary Care Optometry News. He participated in the original FDA studies that led to the approval of the excimer laser in 1995. Since then, his reputation a preeminent LASIK surgeon in Oregon has spread throughout the nation.
We have trained and certified over 150 eye doctors in the Pacific Northwest to co-manage the care of laser vision correction patients.
Our Senior Staff
Tara Pinske, O. D.
Dr. Tara Pinske carried out her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin and obtained her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University here in Oregon. She has worked exclusively in the refractive surgery field and has extensive experience with LASIK, Epi-Lasik, and CK, as well as the pre- and post-operative care of cataract patients. She is also skilled in the prevention and treatment of dry eye syndrome (ocular surface disease) in peri-operative patients and has lectured on this topic as well as participated in dry eye research. She is now an associate professor at Pacific University, a member of the American Optometric Association, Portland Metro Optometric Society, and acts as key person coordinator for the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association.
When not in the office, Dr. Pinske enjoys the Oregon outdoors, photography, and travel with her husband and two children.
Julie Rau, C.O.T.
Operating Room Coordinator
Julie is responsible for coordinating the operating room. As a certified ophthalmic technician, she has worked at LASIK surgeon Dr. Teplick’s Oregon practice since 1985, and has assisted him in refractive surgery since 1996. Julie continually updates her knowledge of refractive surgery procedures and the latest technology by attending JCAHPO and ASCRS symposia.
Julie is a certified scuba diver. She enjoys hiking and loves hanging out with her dog and cat.
M'Liss Spangler, B.S.
As the business administrator, M'Liss handles the practice's finances. Her in-depth knowledge of finances and insurance billing facilitate the patient billing process. She is always available to answer billing and financing questions.
M'Liss loves spending time outdoors with her pets and a good book. She is skilled at crafts and enjoys being creative.
Katie Maggs, B.A.
Operating Room Assistant
Katie is one of our best testimonials, having had laser vision correction herself. She uses her technical knowledge to explain the features and benefits of laser vision correction. Her strong people skills make patients feel comfortable. As an operating room assistant, Katie uses her skills to help people feel at ease. Katie loves camping, fishing and traveling with her husband, grown children and grandson.
Refractive Surgery Coordinator
Jackie counsels patients through the first steps of the consultation to the surgery itself. Since she has had Lasik herself, she has had first hand knowledge and takes the worry out of the experience for the patients. With 15 years of experience in the eye world, she is able to answer all of your questions.
She enjoys camping with her husband Don and daughters Lauren and Sarah.
Janelle has worked in the optometric industry for several years so it only makes sense that she be our Optometric Liaison in the community. She brings her knowledge of how a front office works and can talk to our Optometrists’ front office staff with confidence. She has a winning smile and is always ready to answer questions about LASIK to both optometric staff and patients alike. Janelle’s hobbies include bodybuilding and working out and she enjoys dining out and trying new restaurants.
Cassandra comes to Nvision with a blended background in biological sciences and business. A graduate of Willamette University and University of Portland, Cassandra spent 13 years selling pharmaceuticals for Wyeth and Allergan before joining Nvision and Dr. Stan Teplick's Oregon practice. In her free time, Cassandra likes to snow and waterski, karaoke or best of all - curl up with her two little ones and read books!