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Retiring Alumnus Transitions Practice to Recent NECO Graduate

In the tradition of New England College of Optometry alumni helping one another, Dr. Sabrina Mayo, Class of 2016, recently purchased a private practice from NECO alum Dr. Karl Erdmann, Class of 1980. The practice is located in Exeter, New Hampshire.

While at NECO, Dr. Mayo was awarded the Wallace F. Mollinari Leadership Scholarship and completed clinical externships at the VA in Manchester and Boston, community health centers within and surrounding Boston, Perkins School for the Blind and Tallman Eye Associates.

Dr. Mayo first met Dr. Erdmann when she was an OD1 at the College as part of her community analysis paper for Vision Healthcare with Dr. Chu.  Dr. Mayo explains, “I researched my hometown and surrounding towns in attempts to find an OD who might be thinking of retiring in 4-5 years or so and found Dr. Erdmann in Exeter, New Hampshire. The practice is located about 25 minutes from my hometown and where I planned on living with my husband after graduation. After meeting Dr. Erdmann, we came to a verbal agreement that he would sell his practice me once I graduated.”  In this way, Dr. Erdmann’s practice passed to a fellow NECO alumnus and became Mayo Family Eye Care.

In describing her path towards private practice, Dr. Mayo notes, “I desired to work in a private practice because it allows me to decide which specialties that I want to encompass into the practice. I enjoy pediatrics, geriatrics, glaucoma, advanced contact lens fittings, and dry eye detection and management. Here at Mayo Family Eye Care I have the luxury of deciding the future of the practice while provide quality eye care in a patient-centered, collaborative environment.”

“I am very thorough in my eye examinations and address any concerns my patient may have,” says Dr. Mayo, “It is important to show your patients how much you care not only about their eyes but also about their well-being.”