On April 20th-21st, Colorado Retina Associates hosted US Retina Group’s annual meeting. This meeting brings Retina practices together from all over the country to share best practice in all areas of their businesses. Staying active in learning about new ways for our practice to function and in turn better our patient’s experience is top priority for us.
At recent TCPi Collaborative Learning Session in Golden, CRA was awarded the first Health Quality Leader award!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! This team put in a lot of hard work. This award is well deserved.
Also, after Dr. Alan Kimura spoke, he was told by TCPi that his nomination to the TCPi National Faculty is going to be approved. Congratulations to him as well!
CSEPS member elections were conducted in October for leadership positions including president, president-elect, treasurer and councilor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). CSEPS is pleased to announce the winners of this election:
- President – Alan Kimura, MD, MPH
- President-elect – Leonard Seibold, MD
- Treasurer/Secretary – Jasleen Singh, MD
- AAO Councillor – Rebecca Braverman, MD
Dr. Alan Kimura visited Abu Dhabi in January to speak at the 5th Magrabi International Congress for Ophthalmology.
The largest international congress for ophthalmologists in the UAE. They are dedicated all efforts to provide a rich and interactive experience of the scientific congress.
Discussing Vital topics, Scientific breakthroughs and the future of ophthalmology.
On Oct. 22, 2016 Colorado Retina Associates had a wonderful surprise party for Dr. Stephen Petty. Wishing him all the best on his new adventures in the coming year. The words expressed to such a caring, funny, and passionate man warmed all of our hearts! Please enjoy these videos and photos of the event.
Team Colorado Retina Associates had a blast Saturday, October 8 at Foundation Fighting Blindess’s VisionWalk. Team CRA raised over $10,400.00 helping with the walks total of over $120k was raised this year!! Such a wonderful event!!
Get Politically Active
Alan Kimura (LDP XIV-2012) shared how he and his LDP colleagues are participating in local advocacy in his home state of Colorado.
Leo Seibold (LDPXVII-2015) organized the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons’ (CSEPS) Day at the Capitol, an opportunity for physicians to meet with legislators at the state capitol. Jeff Pettey’s (LDP XIV-2012) strong work in Utah at the Moran Eye Center stimulated the Colorado society to emulate their ophthalmology residency advocacy. “We can all learn from one another!” said Alan.
LDP graduates Alan Kimura (LDP XIV-2012), Dave Johnson (LDP V-2003, and former LDP Director) participated in the event as CSEPS Board Members along with organizer Leo Seibold (LDPXVII-2015). On the day of the event a morning snowstorm snarled traffic all across Denver, interfering with planned participation in the event by Colorado ophthalmologists. Fortunately, however, young ophthalmologists (YOs) from the residency program were all able to attend.
Photo: Alan Kimura (LDP XIV-2012), Dave Johnson (LDP V-2003, and former LDP Director), and Leo Seibold (LDP XVII-2015) meet with Colorado state representative Beth McCann during the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons’ Day at the Capitol.
Several young ophthalmologists who have participated in the Academy’s Mid-Year Forum as Advocacy Ambassadors were also present, including 2016 ambassadors Cara Capitena, MD and Gabriela Rodriquez-Colon, MD, and 2015 ambassador Amy M. Cherof, MD. “Hopefully Colorado can develop a farm team and develop future players for the Big Leagues,” said Alan. Alan hopes that as the careers of these young ophthalmologists develop, they will also develop into key players in Colorado’s advocacy efforts.
During the CSEPS Day at the Capitol, Dave, Leo and Alan discussed optometric scope of practice, the Surgical Scope Fund, OPHTHPAC, and how young ophthalmologists can and should participate in advocacy.
Alan also incorporates advocacy efforts into his other interactions with YOs. As one of two community doctors that lecture to ophthalmology residents at the University of Colorado, Alan shared, “I always weave in population health, the patient experience of care, and costs into my retina lectures to them. Residency is ideal time to speak about advocacy, for once residents are out of training and just starting their practice, it is very challenging to get them to take even a day off work.