New Ophthalmology services starting May 17.
Gunnison Valley Health is excited to introduce Ophthalmology services to
We provide comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. Our Ophthalmologists,
who are medical doctors, can diagnose, treat and perform surgical procedures
on a range of eye related conditions including:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Dry eye
- Diabetic eye disease
- Macular degeneration
Our doctors can even diagnose eye melanoma and brain tumors before they
become an issue.
Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining your eyes’
health by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly
without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can
reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options.
Our services include:
- Complete eye medical exams weekly on a Thursday, except the fourth week
of the month is on a Tuesday
- Cataract surgery once a month
Meet our Ophthalmologists:
Dr. Leslie Moskowitz - Elfenbein, MD
Dr. Leslie Moskowitz -Elfenbein is a Board Certified General Ophthalmologist
with 17 years of experience treating patients for a variety of conditions.
Her clinical interests include anterior segment, medical retina, ophthalmic
lasers, and medical diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Moskowitz-Elfenbein
also performed cataract surgery for 15 years, but currently practices
Dr. Moskowitz – Elfenbein graduated with a Major in Biological Sciences,
magna cum laude, from Brandeis University in Waltham Massachusetts. She earned her Medical
Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
in New York and then completed a one year medical internship at Winthrop
University Hospital in Mineola, New York. Dr. Moskowitz-Elfenbein completed
her Ophthalmology Residency at Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert
Einstein College of Medicine. She is Board Certified by the American Board
of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Moskowitz-Elfenbein was in private practice at Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons
in Fishkill, New York for 16 years before relocating to Colorado. She
is excited to bring her experience to the Gunnison Valley and looks forward
to bringing Ophthalmology to Gunnison Valley Health.
Dr. Jared Matthews MD
Dr. Jared Matthews clinical interests include laser vision correction,
laser cataract surgery, cornea transplantation, complex cataract surgery
and infectious and inflammatory corneal disease.
Dr. Matthews graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree,
summa cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma. He earned his medical degree,
summa cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, then completed a
fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at the nation’s number-one ranked
eye hospital: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He next completed a transitional
year internship at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver,
Colorado, followed by a residency at the Yale University Department of
Ophthalmology and Visual Science. He concluded training by returning to
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for a fellowship in cornea and refractive
surgery under the guidance of Terrence O’Brien, MD, and Ellen Koo, MD.
During his ophthalmic pathology fellowship, Dr. Matthews became involved
in research related to the microscopic features and underlying mechanisms
of rare and serious eye diseases, including ocular surface tumors and
devastating infections of the eye. He has published on these topics in
scientific journals such as Ophthalmology and Investigative Ophthalmology
and Visual Science.
Dr. Matthews furthered his research interests during cornea and refractive
surgery fellowship by investigating methods to improve the safety and
efficiency of laser cataract surgery. He has given award-winning presentations
on this topic at national meetings of the American Society of Cataract
and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Matthews holds memberships in the American Society of Cataract and
Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also
a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.
Call 970-642-4816 to make an appointment with Dr. Moskowitz-Elfenbein for
a complete eye medical exam and Dr. Matthews for cataract surgery.
Schedule an Appointment