Whether on the lookout for a doctor in Minneapolis for laser vision correction such as LASIK or PRK, cataract treatment, or other laser eye surgery, Dr. Keith Carlson is the best doctor out there! Dr. Carlson is considered one of the best ophthalmic physicians in the nation receiving a variety of honors including being listed by Best Doctors* and selected as a “Top Doc” by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine for a third year.
The Claris Vision
A visionary is described as someone being marked by foresight and imagination. Being tapped into the trends of modern medicine, Dr. Carlson felt that many aspects of patient care were being lost, and he had a vision for a new and improved quality eye care practice. Claris Eye Care & Surgery, owned and operated by Dr. Keith Carlson, was established in 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was created to bring a renewed focus on patient needs and care.
This new vision of patient care is safe, effective, timely, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered with principles from a value-based care model:
- Communication and knowledge-sharing
- Teamwork and accountability
- Care and medication management
- Health information technology
- Care transitions, monitoring and follow up
- Resource alignment with patient and population needs
Now more than ever, the concept of patient care is viewed from the standpoint of prevention through education, treatment and management. Engaging patients better connects them with their personal care and gives them a voice in their care path, while also allowing healthcare providers to effectively assess a patient’s motivation for improving their health status.
Claris’s success in patient care and coordination is truly a team effort. As we strive to make a positive impact in our patients’ care, we are evaluating their satisfaction. This takes consistent collaboration, which is the Claris way. The main goal of care coordination is to meet our patients’ needs and preferences in the delivery of high-quality, high-value health care. This collaboration includes same-day appointments; the implementation of advanced clinical technology for improved outcomes; and the use of electronic medical records that support greater transparency, improved administration, and timeliness in communication with patients.
In addition to a clinical team with extensive experience, Claris also has an experienced administrative team committed to helping patients navigate the challenging world of insurance. “We want to make sure that patients receive the care they need and without financial hardship,” says Cheryl Schow, Claris’ business manager.
Minneapolis Vision Care
As a board-certified physician specializing in ophthalmology with a master’s in medical management, your vision is in great hands with Dr. Carlson whether you’re going in for a regular eye exam or laser eye surgery. He enjoys his profession and being able to help his Minneapolis clients have the best vision possible:
Best part of my work: Taking people from a place of fear and concern about their vision and upcoming surgery to a new place of joy and relief with their improved vision post-operation.
What my patients say about me: I take time to listen to their concerns and present their options and am available for further discussion after the visit.
Favorite health tip: Every person should have an eye exam. Wear protective glasses when working in an area where something could strike your eyes.
Practice philosophy: To improve vision and facilitate healing.
*Best Doctors, founded in 1989 by Harvard physicians, makes available unbiased global medical expertise to people with serious medical conditions and injuries. To learn more, visit www.bestdoctors.com.