Diabetic Retinal Eye Exams Now Offered at CFMC Primary Care Locations
Diabetic retinal eye exams are now being performed by CFMC Quality Specialists at our primary care clinic locations. The exam utilizes a Hillrom Welch Allyn RetinaVue 700 Imager to capture retina images and are sent to an ophthalmologist for review with a detailed report returned to the ordering provider within 24 hours. During the visit, Quality Specialists obtain vital signs, perform a HBA1C if due, and provide diabetic education to patients.
The new service allows patients who are unable to have their annual diabetic retinal exam at an ophthalmologist's office the opportunity to have an exam completed at their primary care clinic site.
If you have a patient that you would like to add to the schedule, please call the Russell Administrative Annex at 270-858-6655 and select option 0 and ask to speak to a Quality Specialist. For questions or additional information, please contact Heather Bennett, Director of Quality Assurance, at 270-858-6655 ext. 3378 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.