Dr. Maria Sampalis is no stranger to taking heat. For the last few years she’s been one of the few vocal advocates to fight for corporate optometry’s place as a legitimate career option that doctors should be proud to practice. As private equity sweeps through optometry, the line between corporate and private optometry is blurrier than ever. Many associate doctors in group and larger private practices are finding themselves faced with concerns and questions that were once “corporate optometry” issues. With the Corporate Optometry Facebook group over 10,000 members strong, an active website and blog, and her own private practice in Rhode Island, Dr. Sampalis is on the leading edge of what’s going on in optometry and constantly works to bring forward the topics and battles that need championing. Her next project?
Launching Corporate Optometry Nation, a brand new podcast in collaboration with Defocus Media! We preview what’s going on in the world of corporate optometry and its’ impact on the broader profession as a whole in this podcast.