Dr. J. Wallace Walker OD
Dr. Walker graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry after earning a Bachelor’s in Spanish from Brigham Young University. Following that, he did an internship in New York City for people with visual impairments, as well as a rotation at the VA hospital in optometry services.
He started practicing in Molalla in 1994; in 2014, he joined the team in Milwaukie as well. At both clinics he performs eye exams, treats eye diseases and fits contact lenses. He’s also the medical director of both clinics.
Dr. Walker is proud of the relationships they’ve developed over the years – the doctor-patient relationships, as well as professional relationships with other specialists, so that when a patient needs specialty care, he can refer them to the right person. “We’re pretty good at finding out the patient’s needs and coming up with a solution,” he said. “I enjoy problem-solving, and I enjoy helping people.”
Random fact about Dr. Walker? He plays the banjo. He hates fishing. He’s also taken optometry students to South and Central America multiple times over the years to provide eye care.
Dr. Amrita Kang OD
Dr. Amrita Kang was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She is a graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry and completed a degree in Biology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.
Dr. Kang has provided eye-care services for a variety of patients including those with with traumatic brain injuries, young toddlers, and aging veterans. As a result, she has come to enjoy working with all patient demographics and is excited to take care of the visual needs of the patients at Family Eye Care.
She has also participated in humanitarian eye-care missions in Nicaragua and most recently in Tibet.
In her free time, Dr. Kang enjoys exploring all that Oregon has to offer, and loves to hike, read, and cook. She also enjoys traveling, especially to provide eye-care services to under-served populations.
Darcy was hired in 2003. As practice manager, she’s responsible for bookkeeping, HR and doctor contracts. She processes and bills insurances. She also interfaces with consultants and keeps an eye on the building, making sure everything is in good working order. She’s the mind behind the scenes who keeps everything running like it should.
Before joining the team, Darcy was a patient here, so she has a unique perspective. There are a lot of clinics where patients are moved in and out very impersonally. Here, it’s a small community. People know each other. The doctor takes time to to talk to patients. More, he remembers them on a personal level when they come back, months or years later. Darcy values that.
Optical Lab Manager
Hired in 2004, Michelle has 14 years of experience as an optician as well as training new contact wearers and teaching contact lens care. She also manages the Front End of the office. She is eager to help create the best vision experience possible to each and every patient.
Michelle is a people person who enjoys listening to the patients, meeting their needs and providing one-on-one support.
Patient Records / Front Desk / Optometric Technician
Lisa joined the clinic in 2010, where she performs most every task that is associated with direct patient contact. You can find her at the front desk checking in patients, on the phone booking appointments, pretesting patients for the doctor, managing patient charts and helping in the optical department.
She feels it’s important to treat people the way you would like to be treated and she’s always striving to apply that to her own customer service skills.
Lorena joined our Molalla Team in November of 2019 after studying Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University. She is the friendly face you will most likely see when you walk into our office! Lorena works in all facets of the practice from scheduling appointments and reception, to fitting and selection of eyeglasses and instruction of contact lens wear. She also performs pretesting of patients to ready them for their exam with the doctor.
Lorena’s favorite part of her job is getting to know the patients, and she loves the challenge of helping patients choose the right frames based on their facial features and fashion preferences.