Meet Our Doctors

John J. Teahan, MD

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    Having had refractive surgery performed on his own eyes, Dr. Teahan believes strongly in the benefits. He specializes in refractive and cataract surgery.

    Dr. Teahan is a board certified ophthalmologist and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is the past President of the New Mexico Ophthalmologic Society.

    After attending Boston College, Dr. Teahan completed his medical school at Tufts University. He served in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon for eight years, and was Chief of Ophthalmology at Kirtland AFB before going into private practice in 1991.
    Specialties & Certifications
    – Refractive surgery
    – Cataract surgery
    – General clinical and surgical ophthalmology
    – VISX® – laser technology for vision correction

Paul Sanchez, MD

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    Dr. Paul Sanchez , an Albuquerque native, attended the University of New Mexico and received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, as well as a Masters degree from Dartmouth College. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

    Dr. Sanchez is published in several medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Neurochemistry.

    After Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Sanchez assisted in the relief effort, providing emergency medical care to evacuees.

    Specialties & Certifications
    – Cataract Surgery
    – General, clinical and surgical ophthalmology



Jesse Swift, MD

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    A native of Utah, Dr. Jesse Swift joins Southwest Eyecare Specialists on September 1, 2016!

    We are excited to welcome him following his ophthalmology residency at the University of Arkansas, which included experience at the Veteran’s Hospital and the distinction of being the Chief Resident.
    Call 505 346 0500 to schedule an appointment!

    Prior to pursuing his rigorous three years of ophthalmic training, Dr Swift graduated from the University of Utah magna cum laude, and received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 2012. He also completed his surgical internship at the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.

    His training is supplemented by his interest and experience in medical research. Dr Swift is featured on several professional publications, which include exploration of the role of Muller cells in damaged retina and the effects of polymer to enhance cellular integration and retinal repopulation.

    Dr. Swift is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Medical Association. He is fluent in French and enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family!

    Specialties & Certifications:

    • Medical and laser treatment for glaucoma
    • Cataract surgery
    • Diabetic eye exams
    • General Ophthalmology

Stephen J. Saxe, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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    Dr. Saxe comes to Southwest Eye Care Specialists from the world-renowned Kellogg Eye Center of the University of Michigan where he has cared for patients with complex medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous for 12 years.

    Dr. Saxe graduated from Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed a pre-residency fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology at the Emory Eye Center, in Atlanta. Ophthalmology residency was done at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit where he served as Chief Resident. Specialty training in Vitreoretinal Surgery was completed at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine and Retina and Vitreous of Texas in Houston.

    Dr. Saxe has been named to Best Doctors of America and Metro Detroit’s Top Doctors. He has lectured both nationally and internationally and has been a co-investigator in 24 nationally recognized clinical trials.

    Dr. Saxe is board-certified in ophthalmology and holds membership in several professional organizations including: American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons and the Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

    Dr. Saxe’s desire is to provide state–of–the-art, world-class retinal care for patients in a professional and compassionate manner.

    Specialties and Certifications:

    – Interventional pharmacologic therapies
    – Laser and surgical treatment for diseases of the macula, retina and vitreous
    – Macular degeneration
    – Diabetic retinopathy
    – Retinal detachment
    – Retinal vascular disorders



Stacia Jacobi Garcia

Stacia Jacobi-Garcia, M.S., O.D.

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    A renowned optometrist in the local Albuquerque community since 2006, Doctor Jacobi-Garcia is the newest member of our eye care team. She has advanced training in the management and treatment of ocular disease through Optometric Medicine.

    Advanced Optometric Training:

    – Graduate of the Indiana School of Optometry
    – Optometric Residency at the Perry Point, Maryland, VA Medical Center
    – Optometric Internship at Bascom Palmer Eye Hospital
    – Optometric Internship at Quantico USMC Base
    – Masters of Science at Purdue University, Focusing her training in Molecular Genetics
    – Bachelor’s Degrees from Indiana University, with a Double Major in Biology & Chemistry

Peter Beaudette, MD

Retiring Jan 2017
  1. Learn More About Dr. Beaudette

    Dr. Beaudette has been in private practice in Albuquerque since 1977. He currently serves as the Secretary/ Treasurer of the New Mexico Medical Society, is a past president of that group, and is the representative for the National Academy of Ophthalmology for New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.

    After receiving his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, Dr. Beaudette served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force. He received his specialty training in ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic, and was a fellow at the Guinness Eye Institute at Amadu Bello University in Nigeria.

    Dr. Beaudette has also been Chief of Ophthalmology at Presbyterian, St. Joseph, Kirtland Air Force Base and VA Hospitals, and attained the rank of Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.

    Specialties & Certifications

    – Cataract Surgery
    – General, clinical and surgical ophthalmology