About Us – Meet Medical Director Michael Depenbusch, M.D. & Staff

Michael Depenbusch, M.D.Michael Depenbusch, M.D., grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas and followed in his father’s footsteps to become a board-certified ophthalmologist. He is experienced with the most recent surgical techniques, and is certified to use the most advanced implants for cataract surgeries.

Dr. Michael Depenbusch is at the heart of Arizona Eye Center. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist ready to provide you the most advanced techniques and technology available, along with his personal commitment to integrity and care.

After receiving his medical degree in 1993 from St. Louis University, Dr. Depenbusch was selected to complete his residency at the prestigious and world-renowned New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, in New York.

In 2005, Dr. Depenbusch acquired Arizona Eye Center and has been providing outstanding eye care for Arizonans.

As surgical director for the Arizona Eye Center, he also has an office in the Gold Canyon area and is an active associate with innovative research investigations. Dr. Depenbusch takes pride in treating general ophthalmology conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration and symptoms of dry eye. Additionally, he offers a number of cosmetic rejuvenating techniques.

Dr. Depenbusch utilizes the most recent surgical techniques for glaucoma, cataract and refractive surgery, including LASIK. And, he is certified to use the most advanced implants for cataract surgeries including all the premium accommodative and multifocal implants.

He is on staff at several Valley hospitals, and is endorsed by The Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of the nation’s “Top Ophthalmologists”.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Depenbusch enjoys spending time with his daughter and he enjoys outdoor sports including waterskiing, hiking, and biking.

Meet The Arizona Eye Center Staff

Jolene Major, MS   Jolene is our Practice Manager/Operations Manager. She has an impressive background, with over 10 years of administrative experience in the medical field.

Her medical career began in a private practice in Tucson, while completing her Bachelor’s in Biochemistry at the University of Arizona. After graduating she continued her medical career in Atlanta where she worked four years in an 18-physician ophthalmology practice. She completed a Master of Science in Conflict Resolution, from Kennesaw State University.

Arizona Eye Center was fortunate to welcome Jolene in 2009, where she expertly manages daily operations including planning, training, supervising, coordinating, and evaluating all related office proceedings. Jolene’s hobbies include horseback riding, swimming, and spending time with her family. Make sure to say “hello” to Jolene when you have the opportunity to meet her!

Lupe Robles, MA  Lupe is our other front desk receptionist. She is bilingual and a certified medical assistant. She has been with Arizona Eye Center for two years and has been in the medical field for over six years. Lupe gets pleasure from helping patients and assisting them with their medical needs. She became interested in ophthalmology to make a difference in people’s lives.

Lupe’s hobbies include cooking, vacationing, and spending as much time with her son as possible.

Maria Gonzalez is our Front Desk Receptionist. She has over six years experience in the medical field, including Medical Records. She developed an interest in the medical field after seeing how surgeries, therapies, and other procedures can truly benefit and enhance people’s lives. Maria has a great personality and is excited to expand her knowledge in Ophthalmology. Her hobbies include sporting events and spending time with her family.Next time you are in the office, Maria will be the first to give you a warm “hello!”

From Cataract Surgery to Laser Vision Correction, We Provide the Best Results

We conduct many procedures from eye exams, the latest laser vision correction, cataract surgery, corneal surgery, eyelid rejuvenation, and more, to provide the best results for you. We are proud of our outstanding “cataract outcomes” — just ask us about this!