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Kim Kron, OD Marysville Vision Source

Vision Source is committed to the ongoing education of our member doctors.

Here are descriptions of the current Vision Source Exchange CE Courses.

Current Medical Management Concepts of the Diabetic Patient

Speakers: Kelly J. Rouse, D.O. and April Jasper, O.D., FAAO

This course will provide attendees with a thorough working knowledge of the latest thoughts and trends in the diagnosis and management of systemic diabetes. Taught by an optometrist and an internal medicine physician, this unique course will give attendees tremendous confidence and insights for working with a patient’s primary care physician and other medical specialists in the new healthcare delivery model.  

Clinical Management of the Diabetic Patient in the New Healthcare Model

Speaker: Szilárd Kiss, MD

This program will provide attendees with the latest thoughts on diagnosis, management, treatment and co-management protocols for patients with diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. Emphasis will be placed on the unique role that the entire medical team plays in patient management to maximize outcomes and continuity of care. 

What You Need to Know About Diabetes and the ACA

Moderator: Walt West, O.D. 

Panelists: Jim Greenwood, Bobby Christensen, Paul Williams, Jasper, Kiss, Rouse

How will the Affordable Care Act impact your practice and your patients? What do you need to know about ACOs and the new healthcare delivery model? What steps can you can take to protect your patients and your practice? Our panel of experts will answer these questions and more in what is sure to be a lively and robust discussion.

The Future of Private Practice - Enhancing Vision for Life

Speaker: John Nolan, PhD

This presentation will focus on macular pigment. We'll study the sources of macular carotenoids at the food and supplements level and then explore the role of macular pigment.

The Optometry Business Owner's Guide to Healthcare Reform

Speaker: Ted A. Kirchharr

Healthcare reform is here. And, as a small business owner, the time for action is now. Your head might be spinning as you scramble to understand the complicated reform laws (over 2,000 pages) that affect your organization. This course will provide a high-level overview of healthcare reform, boiled down to the essential facts. In layman’s terms, you will learn what you need to know in order to draft your healthcare reform “To-Do List."

New Technologies for Building a Retinal Center of Health

Speaker: Dorothy Hitchmoth, O.D., FAAO, Diplomate

This presentation provides an introduction on the use of multi-spectral imaging technology in the diagnosis and management of retinal disease. Clinical utilization of ERG and VEP and macular pigment optical density measure will also be highlighted. The speaker will use clinical case presentations and science based-evidence to demonstrate the significance of early diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). 

Understanding the Structure/ Function Duo in Glaucoma

Speaker: Murray Fingeret, O.D., FAAO

This course will present the current understanding of the relationship between functional and structural measurements in glaucoma to improve a clinician's ability to diagnose and manage glaucoma.

Cracking the Code - The Clinical Aspects and Implications of the ICD-10

Speaker: John Rumpakis, O.D., FAAO, MBA

Through clinical cases, the speaker will present the history, rationale, formation, and application of the ICD-10 system and proper medical record compliance. He will also cover the practical application of forming a timeline and implementation plan for a successful transition from the ICD-9 to ICD-10 systems.

New Technologies and Treatments to Optimize Contact Lens Success

Speaker: Paul Karpecki, O.D., FAAO

This course will explain why our contact lens industry has grown so slowly over the years, and to see if new contact lens developments combined with new understanding and treatments for ocular surface disease may help our patients and our contact lens practice.

In-Office Finishing, Your Untapped Profit Center

Speaker: Jay Binkowitz

We will explore how technology and sound business strategies will impact your profitability and customer service within office finishing in addition to understanding all the considerations and myths about edging in house.

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