“Although keeping up with technology is fascinating, and learning about new drugs and diseases is always interesting, what really makes being a doctor fun for me is the feeling that I can be of benefit to my patients. I guess I just need to feel useful. If I can answer a question to alleviate worry, provide the best possible vision with a new pair of glasses, or prevent vision loss from diabetes or glaucoma, then I’ve had a good day! It’s getting to know my patients as individuals, making friendships that last a lifetime, and being a part, however small, of their lives – that’s what makes it all worthwhile.”
“I believe we have the best staff in the world here at North Cascade Eye Associates. We work hard to hire the best candidates and invest hundreds of hours in education and in-service training. I’m really proud of the total experience our staff can provide, and the teamwork that goes into every surgery or eye exam.”
-Dr. Nannette Crowell, M.D.
“Ever since I can remember, I knew that I wanted to be a doctor. I wasn’t really sure what kind of doctor but I knew that doctors did work that directly helped people and that appealed to me. My parents were medical missionaries in Taiwan and I think that experience instilled a love for mission service in me and showed me that true fulfillment comes not from making a name for yourself or acquiring wealth but from serving your fellow man.
“As an ophthalmologist, the greatest joy I have is the ability to significantly change the life of a patient with a simple 10 minute procedure. There are very few opportunities in medicine where a physician can have such a dramatic, measurable, and lasting impact in a patient’s life. Cataract is still the most common cause of reversible blindness in the world today and I love the opportunity to go and help eradicate this global problem. My love for missions has taken me to places in the world where I would otherwise never visit. The greatest fulfillment I have found in my life has been from serving on these mission trips and I plan to do them regularly as long as I am able.”
-Dr. Dan Siapco, M.D.