Primary Care Optometry News, October 2017
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
Just about a year ago we merged our practice with the University of Rochester’s Flaum Eye Institute. Joining forces with such a large, well respected academic institution brought about an element of change. We assumed a new electronic health records system, a variety of new office policies and a more integrated role in our patients’ overall care.
One such example involves the medical center’s policy on blood pressure (BP) monitoring. While we’ve long embraced the concept of checking BP, it was primarily done in those with a history of poor control or with retinal findings consistent with hypertension. In short, it was pretty much aimed at high-risk patients. In our new affiliation, BP measurements are part of every examination.