Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Milton-Edgewood Eye Clinic the leading provider of vision care products and eye care services in the Milton Edgewood community.
Dr. Teresa Erickson, O.D.
“I’m delighted to be part of the Milton and Edgewood community and am proud of our clinic and eyewear gallery. I believe in caring for people, not just eyes. I seek to provide thorough, comprehensive eye examinations and eye health care that is helpful, informative, and enjoyable for all patients. I am confident that you will receive the professional care, personalized service, and quality eyewear at Milton-Edgewood Eye Clinic that you expect and deserve.” Learn more about Dr. Erickson.
Dr. Alana N. Terrizzi Curatola, O.D.
“I am excited to join a practice that focuses both on functional vision and eyewear as well as advanced technology and full-scope optometric care. I believe vision is truly the greatest gift we’ve been given and I aim to provide quality eye care to each one of my patients. To me, patient education and understanding are vital in successful optometric care and I aim to help my patients understand both their refractive and ocular health needs. I am dedicated to being the best optometric physician I can be and I’m always reaching for more ways to better the care I provide for my patients.”Learn more about Dr. Curatola.
Heather – Office Manager and Optometric Technician
Heather doubles as our Office Manager and Exam Technician, and has been part of our team for 15 years. She is passionate about patient care and strives to give our patients the best experience possible whether they are returning to our office or it is their first visit. She also enjoys traveling especially to visit her daughter who currently attends Boise State University.
Natalie – Optician and Optometric Technician
In her three years with the clinic Natalie has become an expert in all aspects of the clinic. Whether she is assisting our doctors in the exam room or helping patients with their eyewear, she is passionate about making patients feel comfortable and cared for. She enjoys working with all the staff of Milton Edgewood Eye Clinic to help patients see their best. A transplant to the Tacoma area, she is originally from Fairfax, VA. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, water coloring, camping and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Debbie – Optician
A native of the Puyallup area, Debbie has 30 years of optical experience – all in our clinic. She is highly skilled at helping with selection and adjustment of eyewear to obtain your best vision. She loves to watch the transformation in our patients when they see clearly for the first time, or just love their “new look! When she’s not helping patients with their eyewear, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Hiking and motor-cycle riding are favorites… with polarized sunglasses of course!
Sue – Billing and Insurance Specialist
Sue is our Billing and Insurance specialist, working in the eye care field for over 15 years. She makes the complex world of insurance look easy, and patients really appreciate that. She loves being part of team that is passionate about preventative care and helping others see their best! A Puget Sound native, she who enjoys the beauty of Mt. Rainier, the ocean and Seattle. She also loves home remodeling and spending time with family and friends
Linda – Optician
Linda’s goal is to provide a friendly and individualized experience for everyone who needs eyewear. With over 15 years in the field, she know that small things can make a big difference. She enjoys cleaning and adjusting your frame for you, and if anybody can make your current eyewear look new, Linda can do it. She is very familiar with all types of Transition Lenses after attending “Transition Academy” 2013 & 2014. When she is not in the office you will find her doing arts and crafts with grandchildren or working on a sewing/quilt project.
Suzie – Optician and Optometric Technician
Being a contact lens and eyeglass wearer herself, she has always had a passion for eye care. With 30 years of experience as an optician and exam room technician, she strives to provide exceptional care and compassion to all of her patients. Suzie supports every part of clinic, She enjoys spending time with her husband, going to Seahawk games, needlepoint, Seinfeld, baking and wishes she could leave her Christmas tree up all year round.
Carrie – Patient Coordinator and Insurance Specialist
Carrie has served as a front office administrator and insurance specialist for the clinic for over 10 years. She likes to get things right and make sure the people understand their insurance benefits. Even though much of her work is behind the scenes, every patient benefits from her diligence. Outside of the office, she enjoys taking her sons to all of their activities supervising her two puppies (Pugs).
Ted – General Business Manager
Ted is Dr. Erickson’s husband and has served as the general business manager since Dr. Erickson bought the clinic in 1999. He has been full-time in that position since retiring from Boeing 5 years ago. Having lost an eye in a childhood injury, Ted is an advocate for vision safety. He strongly supports the high standards of clinic, and believes that the diligence, skill, and dedication of the doctors and staff is a big part of what makes Milton-Edgewood Eye Clinic special. Ted is also a musician (bass), and loves spending time with his wife, two children and two cats.