Affiliations

Claris Eye Care & Surgery partners with the best in the business to bring patients the best care and experience possible.  

Dr. Carlson preparing for surgery at Phillips Eye Institute.

Dr. Carlson preparing for surgery at Phillips Eye Institute.

Phillips Eye Institute – This is where Dr. Carlson conducts all of his eye surgeries.  Phillips is recognized as one of the premier eye surgery centers in the nation, and is the only specialty eye hospital in the Upper Midwest.

Dr. Carlson has a longstanding relationship with Phillips, including his past service as the Chairman of the Ophthalmology department.  For this reason, we have located our offices right next door for quick and convenient access to for you and for us.

Allina Hospitals & Clinics – Dr. Keith Carlson, Claris founder, serves patients at select Allina facilities.  Allina is one of the largest clinic and hospital systems in the nation, with numerous quality awards to its name.

The Phillips Eye Institute is part of the Allina system of hospitals and clinics.

iMedicWare EMR – Dr.  Carlson is an advanced user and proponent of electronic medical records (EMR).  He provides leadership to the Phillips Eye Institute for their implementation and use of their Excellian EMR and has implemented iMedicWare EMR software within Claris.  These products promote clinical accuracy and improve communication with patients.

EYE – Claris is a supporter of the Early Youth Eyecare program (EYE) that provides free vision screenings for thousands of public school children.  Claris contributes a portion of its clinic time to seeing patients in this program.

AIM Network Member – Claris is proud to be a member of the AIM Network (Allina Integrated Medical Network), an ACO (Accountable Care Organization) committed to aligning independent physicians and Allina to deliver market-leading quality and efficiency in patient care. Dr. Carlson has operated at Phillips Eye Institute, an Allina owned facility, his entire career and works part time at Allina medical clinics making the AIM Network a perfect partnership to model our mission and values.

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