Referring Doctor FAQs
After each visit your office should be faxed a detailed copy of your patients’ most recent exam notes, provided by their Colorado Retina physician. If you do not receive notes, please email our Medical Records team at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy and update your contact information.
Clinical research is open to all Colorado Retina patients. To determine trial eligibility, the patient must be first complete a comprehensive new patient evaluation with a CRA physician. To refer, send your referral in as usual and note the patients’ interest in research in the notes section. Our scheduling team will alert the physician and take it from there. Please note, not all patients will qualify for a trial. If there is no currently enrolling trial for their condition, still note their interest – we will keep that patient on a list to contact when one does open up.
Colorado Retina has a unique team of subspeciality coordinators. To refer a patient to see our ocular oncologist, uveitis, or IRD specialist, refer into CRA using your preferred method. On the referral form note the patients' potential diagnosis, symptoms, medical history, and attach, fax, or email any supporting diagnositic testing and lab results, imaging and documents. We will call your patient to schedule and walk the patient through any additional advanced testing that may be required prior to their visit.
Early detection of Retinal Artery Occlusion (BRAO or CRAO) or Transient Monocular Vision Loss (TMVL) requires immediate evaluation and transfer to a stroke center to avoid subsequent clinical strokes and decrease chance of long-term disability. Our team created an editable stroke eval referral form template to assist you and your patients in the referral process when you spot symptoms suggestive of stroke. In addition, the form lists all recommended Denver Metro Comprehensive Level 1 Stroke Centers (CSC) who offer the full spectrum of neuroendovascular therapy.
To obtain a copy of your CE certificate, email our Marketing Director at email@example.com. If you are an optometrist, you can upload that certificate directly to your ARBO OE Tracker account for trackable credit.
Colorado Retina offers a 24/7 triage call service to assist patients who are experiencing urgent retinal symptoms. To speak to a team member call (303) 261-1600 and follow the prompts for urgent medical assistance. If prompted to leave a voicemail, please do, someone will call you back right away. If the triage deems the condition urgent our on-call physician will immediately address.
We have a complete list of Colorado-based low-vision providers and local and national resources on our website HERE. Colorado Retina also proudly partners with Ensight Skills Center to offer comprehensive low-vision services including, assessments, visual aid training, and prescription of devices to restore a measure of the patients’ independence.
Our financial counselors are here to provide all patients both the educational and emotional support needed to objectively weigh their financial options. From financial assistance to grant coverage and sliding scale payment programs, we curate plans to meet each patients’ individual needs. Patients can email CRAFinancialCounselors@retinacolorado.com to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
- Masks in clinic are currently optional for both patients and our providers and staff.
- No children, and only one guest per patient.
If the patient tested positive for COVID-19 they must:
- Wait at least 7-days from onset of symptoms before your appointment.
- Be 24-hours without a fever, and symptoms must be mostly resolved on day of appointment.
- Wear a mask in our clinic if within 10 days from on-set of COVID symptoms.
If the patient had a known COVID-19 exposure and is –
- Unvaccinated, wait at least 7-days from exposure, and have no present COVID symptoms on day of appointment.
- Vaccinated, no present COVID symptoms on day of appointment. Mask required to be worn within 7 days of exposure.