If DR screening is indicated, the nurse or doctor notifies the clinic’s photographer. Before the photographer sees the patient, certain information must be collected from the patient’s chart. Information includes, most recent HbA1c and most recent blood pressure. After the physician’s exam is complete, the photographer will lead the patient to the designated eye exam room. In that room, the photographer will take the photos and send them to the eye care provider. Finally, the photographer will lead the patient to check out with the front desk.
We maintain a patient tracking surveillance system to ensure follow-up appointments are made and kept. We also use data to create report cards for our clinics to see their metrics.