Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS, medical director of Florida Eye Health, is pleased to announce that Karen Gotkiewicz has joined his management team as Senior Clinical Director.
A newcomer to Southwest Florida, Gotkiewicz has worked in the eye care business in West Virginia and Virginia since 1981 in various capacities. She most recently worked for three years at Vistar Eye Center in Roanoke, VA, and had previously worked for seven years as Clinical Director for a 16-physician practice with seven locations in Salem, VA. In her previous positions, Gotkiewicz assisted physicians in all aspects of patient care, trained technicians, was a certified VISX and IntraLase operator, and trained staff on electronic medical records.
As Senior Clinical Manager at Florida Eye Health, Gotkiewicz will be working with the entire medical team in every aspect of the practice. A Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT), Gotkiewicz appreciates the value of certification and looks forward to assisting any non-certified clinical team members in achieving their COA or COT status. “Training has always been a key part of my work,” said Gotkiewicz. “I think it’s important for the staff to have the proper training whether it’s learning how to operate a new piece of equipment or having a better understanding of all the eye diseases that we treat,” she added.