In 2016 SERA is measuring and consistently demonstrating the cost-effectiveness and quality outcomes of our patient management protocols. In this article we will highlight some of the proactive efforts we have implemented to improve the outcomes and cost-effectiveness of the care we provide on a daily basis. (Read more.)
We have exciting news regarding new Chattanooga locations: Starting May 16, we will be seeing patients at our new Chattanooga location (1606 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 101, Chattanooga, TN 37421) We are also opening a new office in Hixson at 1605 Williams Road, Suite 201, Hixson, TN 37343 and will begin seeing patients there on May 23! Both new locations are convenient, single story facilities with free parking. Please also take note that we have permanently closed our Jarnigan Road location as of May 13. To schedule an appointment at any of our greater Chattanooga or Northern Georgia locations, call (423) 756-1002 or (800) 365-0105. Our new offices renew our commitment to serving our patients and referring doctors in their own communities. SERA now has five locations in the greater Chattanooga and Northern Georgia regions, including Cleveland, Chattanooga/Gunbarrel, Hixson, Dalton (GA), and Rome (GA). As one of the largest retina-only medical practices in the southeastern United States, and the largest in Tennessee, Southeastern Retina specializes in treating diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous. In addition to medical school and a 3 year ophthalmology residency, our board-certified ophthalmologists have also undergone 2 years of special Fellowship training in vitreoretinal diseases and […]
Dr. DeCroos shares with WTVC-TV viewers diabetic eye disease and the symptoms those with diabetes should be aware of. He also talks about protection and what the National Eye Institute is doing to promote research on diabetic eye disease. Read more…
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and is a leading cause of preventable blindness among American adults. Approximately 45 percent of diabetics will develop some form of diabetic eye disease. The good news is that preventative measures and current treatments can help keep your vision clear and bright. Read more from Dr. Perkins’ article.
As part of Dr. Cummings’ presentation on diabetic eye disease, he shared the results of the latest clinical trial from the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR). The DRCR.net is funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The NEI is a part of the National Institutes of Health, which is the branch of government that funds medical research. Southeastern Retina is one of the110 participating sites (offices) with over 400 physicians throughout the United States.
Read more from Dr. Shah’s article: Dr. Shah’s Article: Diabetic Eye Disease – The Facts
Dr. John Hoskins discusses on Educational TV Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and what Southeastern Retina Associates is doing to treat this number 1 reason for blindness for those over 50. AMD is a type of macular degeneration that happens as the result of aging. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead.
KNOXVILLE, TN (January 30, 2015): Southeastern Retina Associates recently received a prestigious industry award for its contributions to advancing medical research of diabetes-induced retinal disorders. Southeastern Retina Associates was awarded the Top Site Award for 2014 and 2013 by the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research (DRCR) Network for demonstrating outstanding performance in the DRCR Network. “We are honored to be acknowledged again at this level for our clinical excellence,” said Dr. Joseph M. Googe, Jr. of Southeastern Retina Associates. “Our entire staff has always been committed to providing the finest care possible and offering our patients the newest and best treatments of vision-threatening diseases.” The DRCR is a collaborative network funded by the National Eye Institute (NIH) and is dedicated to clinical research of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema and associated conditions. The DRCR includes over 120 participating sites (offices) with over 320 physicians throughout the United States. “If you are diabetic and have vision issues, as a patient of Southeastern Retina Associates, you can be assured you have the most experienced medical team in the region working to preserve your eyesight,” said Googe. “We have been leading clinical trials for more than 15 years and continue to advance leading edge […]
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