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Meet the Doctors

The providers at Susan Longar, MD in Daly City, California welcome you. Specializing in medical, optical and cosmetic services, we offer personalized care and optimum patient outcomes.

Our Physicians

Susan Longar, MD

Susan Longar, MD

Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Cataract Specialist

"Ophthalmology is a unique blending of medical and surgical patient care. I love the long-term relationships I've formed with my patients and their families. I endeavor to listen to my patient's needs and address their concerns in a thoughtful and easily understandable manner.

Patient education and involving the patient in the treatment plan is a cornerstone of my philosophy. I find eye surgery simply elegant. The reward of my patient's happiness at a successful outcome is tremendously gratifying."

Dr. Longar is a board-certified eye physician and surgeon who has been in private practice at Seton Medical Center since 1995. Dr. Longar provides the latest technique of cataract surgery without shots, stitching, or patching. Dr. Longar is experienced in treating all types of eye conditions including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration with laser, surgery, or medication.

Dr. Longar and her team have the most modern diagnostic equipment and treatment modalities to ensure the highest quality of eye care possible. She is also proficient in Botox and Juvéderm administration for cosmetic and therapeutic uses.

For the past 14 years, Dr. Longar has traveled to Guatemala to volunteer her surgical expertise to perform cataract and corneal surgery for patients who are otherwise unable to receive care.

In her free time Dr. Longar is an avid road cyclist, mountain biker, and long distance runner. She enjoys gourmet cooking, reading, and world travel.

Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology, National Board of Medical Examiners

Medical Degree: University of California – Davis

Residency: Ophthalmology, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Internship: Preliminary Medicine

Undergraduate: University of California – Santa Barbara, BS in Physiological Psychology with Honors

Teaching Positions:

  • Teaching faculty at California Pacific Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Assistant clinical professor, University of California San Francisco, Department of Ophthalmology (past appointment)

Professional Societies:

  • Women in Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Peninsula Eye Association

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Seton Medical Center: Section Chief of Ophthalmology, Institutional Review Board
  • California Pacific Medical Center
  • Previous consultant for Laguna Honda Hospital, Environmental Safety Committee

Volunteer: Medical mission at Hospital de la Familia, Guatemala, Hillsborough Schools Foundation (Past board member)

Ting Ting Liu, MD

Ting Ting Liu, MD

Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Liu is a board certified eye physician and surgeon with expertise in comprehensive medical eye evaluation and disease management.  She is also a glaucoma specialist, having completed additional training in two prestigious fellowship programs.  As a skilled surgeon, she performs laser surgery, cataract surgery including refractive cataract treatment, and advanced surgical management of glaucoma including micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).

A local graduate of University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Liu returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to serve the local community after extensive medical education and training on the East Coast.  Dr. Liu is passionate about patient care through quality care and education in her own clinic and abroad.  She went on multiple foreign medical missions and provided eye care to the indigenous people of Ghana, Bahamas, and Thailand.

She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese with functional Cantonese communication abilities.  

Outside ophthalmology, Dr. Liu enjoys food and photography, and she travels with her husband around the world whenever she gets the chance.

Board Certified:  American Board of Ophthalmology

Fellowship:  Glaucoma, Columbia University College of Physicians                          and Surgeons, New York, NY

                  Glaucoma, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount                                Sinai, New York, NY

Residency:  Ophthalmology, Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale school of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Internship:  Preliminary Medicine, Cooper University Hospital, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson, Camden, NJ

Medical degree:  Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley, CA

Teaching Positions:

  • Teaching Faculty at California Pacific Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology

Professional Societies:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • Women in Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Seton Medical Center
  • California Pacific Medical Center

Volunteer: International medical trips to Asikuma in Ghana, Nassau in Bahamas, and Sakon Nakhon, Thailand

Peter Martindale, OD

Peter Martindale, OD

Optometrist, Contact Lens and Low Vision Specialist

“Many vision problems are best treated with non-invasive contact lenses or other optical aids. Whether you have high astigmatism, keratoconus, high anisometropia, or a vision condition not treatable with medication or surgery, contact lenses and other magnification optical devices may have a place in the overall treatment plan we can offer you at our office.

I am passionate about providing you with the highest level of patient care and working with you to help solve your vision problems in a manner that will be comfortable and a good fit for your lifestyle.”

Dr. Peter Martindale is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Southern California with a bachelor of science in biological sciences. He received his optometry degree from the University of California – Berkeley School of Optometry and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Martindale received clinical training at the Livermore Division of the Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Eastmont Wellness Center of the Alameda Health System, Kaiser Permanente Point West Medical Offices, and the California State University East Bay Student Health Center.

The eyes have been of interest to Dr. Martindale for many years. He has enjoyed volunteering his time to improve the vision of those in his community who may not have access to eye care through traditional routes. While at USC, he acted as co-president for a local division of United For Sight to provide vision screening for students at local elementary schools. At UC Berkeley, he provided eye exams at no cost to low-income adults in the area through the Suitcase Clinic program.

Dr. Martindale specializes in many different types of contact lenses and glasses, as well as devices to help those with severe visual impairments. He treats diseases of the eye and is always happy to see you for your general eye exam. In his spare time, Dr. Martindale enjoys lap swimming.

Optometry School: University of California – Berkeley, School of Optometry

Undergraduate: University of Southern California, BS in Biological Sciences, Graduated Phi Beta Kappa

Jennifer Maw, LVN

 

"Botox at the eye doctor?" YES!!  Believe it or not, Botox was a treatment invented by ophthalmologist Dr. Alan Scott originally to treat strabismus, a misalignment of the eyes.  After great success in the 1980's, he sold the rights to Allergan in 1991.  Botox quickly became the go-to drug to smooth facial lines and the company immediately rose to be the world's number one cosmetic injectable manufacturer.

Jennifer Maw, our licensed nurse, has been part of our practice since 2015.  She is passionate about cosmetic injections and has been fully trained by Allergan to give a safe and natural look to those patients seeking to improve their appearance in the safety of a physician's office using non-surgical methods.

"I look at aging as a chronic condition with many factors affecting the rate we age such as heredity, sun damage, and skin type.  I love working with my clients of all ages to develop a comprehensive skin care plan, using fillers, peels, and Botox as needed.  It is very fulfilling to provide a treatment that makes my clients look great, and feel the best about themselves.  

I prefer natural results and no one should say, 'oh, what have you had done,?'  My goal is to enhance the best features in people while minimizing any potential flaws."

Jennifer wants to help men and women of all ages look and feel their best.  When assessing a new client for the first time she listens to what their specific concerns are and makes sure all questions are answered before starting the treatment, whether it be a few units of Botox or a more complicated filler technique.  Each treatment is customized for optimum and realistic outcomes.  

Jennifer uses an extremely fine needle to perform injections, most people find them very tolerable.  Topical anesthesia is available for tender areas, or by client preference.

Typical Botox treatment areas are:

  • Forehead
  •    11's (glabellar area between eyebrow's)
  • Crow's Feet
  • Masseter (chewing muscle, can help with tooth grinding)

After the Botox treatment is complete, patients can expect to achieve the full effects within 3 to 7 days.  A "touch up" appointment is encouraged for new patients after one week to see how the treated area looks and add more units if necessary to perfect their new look.  Treated areas can expect to need re-treatment every 3 to 6 months.  Most people return at approximately the 4-month mark or before special events.

Typical filler treatment areas are:

  • Lips (plan on 2 visits, 1-2 weeks apart)
  • Mid-face 
  • Marionette lines (lower face)
  • Nasal labial folds (lines between nose and mouth)

Other areas may be treated on a case by case basis after consultation.

Susan Longar, MD