Sunset Medical Selects Retasure to Enhance Diabetes Care

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Sunset Medical Practice Group, P.C. has selected Retasure™ by Digital Healthcare, a Wake Forest, NC company specializing in retinal health assessment for diabetics.

Sunset Medical Practice is well-known for its commitment to providing patients with the highest quality medical care

Sunset Medical Practice Group, P.C. has selected Retasure™ by Digital Healthcare, a Wake Forest, NC company specializing in retinal health assessment for diabetics.

"Sunset Medical Practice is well-known for its commitment to providing patients with the highest quality medical care," said Scott Sanner, Senior Vice President, North American Operations of Digital Healthcare. "We are proud to partner with this prestigious group and are pleased they agree that Retasure is an excellent addition to their already comprehensive care strategy."

A member of the Portland IPA, Sunset Medical Practice Group, P.C. is a 5 physician practice dedicated to improving the quality of life for their patients. The practice's new Diabetes Education Center provides specialized services for its diabetic patients, including dietary and lifestyle counseling.

"Deteriorating eyesight is a fact of life for many of our patients," said Dr. Vic Krisciunas, Lead Physician for Sunset Medical Practice. "The Retasure solution gives our physicians an effective tool in assessing the overall eye health of our patients so we can determine the best corrective course of action. It is an excellent complement to our Diabetic Health and Wellness initiatives."

The Retasure™ solution developed by Digital Healthcare provides a simple, affordable, and non-invasive solution that allows physicians to capture their patients' retinal images during a three to five minute procedure. Images are transmitted over a secure network to an accredited reading center. Scott Sanner, Senior Vice President of North American Operations for Digital Healthcare agrees. "Retasure ™ in the primary care setting improves the chances of prevention of unnecessary sight loss. The National Eye Institute states that diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working age adults in America," he says, "but fewer than half of all diabetic patients are assessed annually for retinopathy, despite the high frequency of this complication."

Digital Healthcare's Retasure solution offers several advantages for primary care and endocrinologist physicians and their patients: It can be operated by non-clinicians; it is non-invasive and requires no dilation; and it obtains exceptionally high-quality digital images of the retina. This FDA-approved technology is used by a broad range of doctors and facilities throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, including leading hospitals and research centers, primary care groups, private ophthalmology and optometry groups, family practice residency centers, and internal, multi-specialty and endocrinology groups.

For additional information, please visit http://www.retasure.com.

CONTACT: Scott Sanner (866) 539-4213

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