Meet Dr. Nazhat Parveen Sharma, M.D.
Board Certified OphthalmologistDr. Sharma completed her Graduate medical Training at Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India, and MS in Ophthalmology from University of Pune, India. She finished Post Graduate Studies in Ophthalmology in London, UK with special emphasis on Glaucoma and Retinal Diseases. She has wide experience in the practice of Ophthalmology in different countries ranging from Iraq, Sierra Leone ( West Africa ), Nigeria, England, Libya and finally settled down in United States of America. Her first assignment in USA was with the US Army Medical Corps as Captain and Later Major on Active Duty. She was posted at Fort Ord, California and the time she spent in The Armed Services gave her the most memorable years of her career. After completing her assignment with the US Army she was employed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University, California. She started her practice as a Solo Ophthalmology in Monterey. Later moved to Hollister, Gilroy and Los Banos.
Currently she holds an Elected position on the Board of Directors of San Benito County Health Care District. Dr. Sharma is also the Founding member on the Board of Directors of San Benito Medical Associates This IPA was established in 1996 and has grown over 100 members strong, actively negotiating Insurance contracts for the Membership with Commercial and State HMO Plans. She is part of the Credentialing and Utilization Review Committees and has been the Treasurer for the IPA for several years. She was honored by State Assembly Member Honorable Luis A. Alejo per Resolution No. 2448 as the 2012 Veteran of the Year for her Service in the Military and the Community Service. She is part of several local Community Projects and a member of San Benito LULAC ( League of Latin American Citizens ).
I keep the office compliant with HIPAA regulations and I perform Medical Chart reviews for "Medical necessity" on a regular basis. I am pleased to report that we were successful in Stage 1 of Meaningful Use for three consecutive years.
Dr. Sharma believes in the Quote Of John C. Maxwell
“People ( patients ) do not care how much you know until they know how much you care“
Meet Our Team
Lisa RoldanI came to Dr. Sharma's office over 14 years back, and have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. This office is my second home and I consider Dr. Sharma as my family. I am a trained Optical and Medical technician. In my role as the Patient's Liaison for the office and the 3 Skilled Nursing Facilities my duties are mainly of interacting with patients, scheduling surgeries and helping Dr.Sharma with her activities outside the Office. Doctor is involved in many Community based activities as the Director of District Health Care Board, Treasurer for the Physicians IPA, and League of United Latin American Citizens and many others. I help with her scheduling and Appointments. I believe in excellence at work, caring and courteous customer service, and loyalty towards those with the same belief. I am extremely family oriented - enjoy outdoor life: swimming, camping and hiking. My son and I enjoyed the Cruise to Mexico with Dr. Sharma and our office staff last year, and looking forwards to Cruising to Alaska this year.
My belief is that everything in life happens for a reason - and most are blessings in disguise.
Lupe SolisI came to this office over two years ago, and have learned a great deal of Ophthalmic Technology form Dr. Sharma. I truly enjoy working here learning every day some ophthalmic facts, and performing various tests like Ophthalmic Ultrasound, Retinal Tomography, Fluorescein Angiography and Perimetry. I am responsible for keeping all the Instruments in working condition and any computer related IT jobs. I accompany Dr. Sharma on her visits to see patients in the Skilled Nursing Facilities and in our Satellite office in Los Banos. Recently, I have taken over Marketing for our Office. My hobbies are outdoor activities with my son and family. I have a passion for food and physical exercise.
My favorite quote:
“The only people I owe loyalty to are those who never made me question theirs”
Cecilia VasquezI truly think I am Dr. Sharma's favorite !!! She is always forgetting my name, which I have come to believe is “what’s your name " !!
I have so many duties that I often forget what they are: from helping the Doctor with Spanish, entering patient data, ordering Labs for patients and referrals to other facilities and Specialists. We are all doing everything as the need arises. I am very fond of performing the tests for patients, I take care of Surgical instruments and Sterilization, assisting the Doctor with minor procedures in the Office and Post op work.
I have been with this Office for over ten years, and I love it here.
I LOVE food and laughter and Zumba. We are frequently doing something fun in our Office : going together to Movie marathons , having ladies Night out, going for Dinners, bus tours to Casinos - our Doctor is always with us on these excursions.
I have a family of three kids and a husband who spoil me when I get home.
Vanessa GarciaI have worked with Dr. Sharma for over thirteen years. I started out as a young girl after High School and worked up front at the Reception. I gradually learnt Billing and Coding and took over the Financials when my predecessor left without giving much notice. I enjoy working with numbers and Collections. I have also taken over the Payroll disbursement for the last three years. When I have spare time I help with the front Office or Back office as and when needed.
Dr. Sharma prefers that all the staff members are cross trained, and I can surely say that each one of us can do almost any job in the office, except that I am the only one entrusted with the Finance. I enjoy my work. Dr. Sharma trusts me and I make the decisions on routine matters concerning Patient Billing.
Outside of Office I am involved with my daughters in Girls Scouts and Cheerleading.
Henry VinokurovI am a Board Certified Optician with an experience of over 25 years. Last 15 years I have worked with Dr. Sharma. My background prior to coming to USA was in Dentistry. I was a practicing Dentist in Russia.
I enjoy fitting people with the most flattering frame and selecting the right lens combination. I do all the Contact Lens fitting in our Office. Sometimes using the Computerized system with Corneal topography specially in those with high astigmatic correction. I like the challenge of fitting a patient with Keratoconus and other Corneal conditions with special Hard Contact lenses. I grind most of the lenses in the Office to get the best quality and can deliver a finished pair of glasses "in an hour".
I manage the Office: Sort out the Mail, pay the Bills, shop for supplies, Order optical frames, Cases and Contacts. I do the hiring of Staff and manage disgruntled members, Deal with Sales representatives and oversee Payroll. I am the last to leave the office with the Doctor.
My wife is very understanding of my working late hours. We like to travel, and take at least two holidays every year. I am interested in Gardening, Political discourses, Classical Music and Professional Tennis.
Rohit Sharma (RE Broker)
- Marketing and Public relations
- Graduate of UC Santa Barbara
- MBA (Global Business Administration)
George Ball (Engineer)
- Board Certified Optician
- Board Certified NCLE
- Takes care of all the structural and Instrumentation needs of the Office.