Doctors

Emergent Ophthalmology Consults:

Please note that any EMERGENT consultations for eye problems should be directed to the ON-CALL Ophthalmologist through Misericordia Health Centre switchboard at 204-774-6581.

Consults to Dr. Kogan:

For referral to Dr. Kogan, fax a letter of referral with pertinent information about the patient to the office (204-992-4006). Please indicate the level of urgency on the letter (urgent versus routine). We will fax back a confirmed appointment time and general information about the visit, and will also contact your patient directly with this information. Please review the appointment time and let us know if this meets your patient’s needs. We also encourage you to contact your patient with the appointment information.

Consults to Dr. van der Zweep:

For referral to Dr. van der Zweep, fax a letter of referral with pertinent information about the patient to the office (204-992-4006). Please indicate the level of urgency on the letter as follows:
Urgent: Patient needs to be seen within days to weeks. Requires a phone call to our office
Semi-Urgent: Patient needs to be seen within 1-2 months, or
Routine: Patient needs to be seen within 4-6 months.
We will fax back a confirmed appointment time and general information about the visit, and will also contact your patient directly with this information. Please review the appointment time and let us know if this meets your patient’s needs. We also encourage you to contact your patient with the appointment information.

Consults to Dr. Rahman:

For referral to Dr. Rahman, please use the attached referral form and fax to our office. If you prefer to send your own letter, please use the form as a guide to include pertinent information in your letter. Please indicate the level of urgency on the form or letter (either urgent or routine). We will fax back an appointment time and general information for your patient, and will also contact your patient directly with this information. Please review the appointment time and let us know if this meets your patient’s needs. We also encourage you to contact your patient with the appointment information.

Consult Request Form

Referrals for Diagnostic Testing:

GEM Clinic offers a variety of diagnostic testing including optic nerve imaging with HRT and OCT technology and Humphrey Visual Field analysis.  We are pleased to offer these tests to Ophthalmologists and Optometrists at the same rates charged to GEM Clinic patients (only for non-insured tests).  Please refer to Tests and Fees section for details.  If you would like to refer your patient for testing only, please call our office to book an appointment.  

Advising your patient:

For all referrals made to GEM Clinic, we would encourage you to contact your patient by phone and communicate the appointment time and general information in case there is a delay in the mail from our office. This is especially important for patients residing outside Winnipeg. For urgent consults, we will be contacting your patient by phone as well as mail.  We recommend your patient be referred to this website for detailed information about their appointment.  

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