To refer a patient to us, we ask that you provide our office with the following information:

  • Completed IVC Referral Form
  • History and Physical
  • Recent office notes
  • Recent pertinent hospital records
  • Recent labs
  • Imaging – if the imaging was not performed at Legacy a disc can be mailed to our office 25030 SW Parkway Ave, Suite 200, Wilsonville, OR 97070.
  • Patient’s insurance information including ID number, group number, provider or customer service phone number.

Questions can be directed to our office staff at 503.612.0498.

Consultation

It is generally agreed that a request for a procedure is a request for consultation. As such, IVC physicians will engage in a history and physical exam requisite for standard of care performance of the requested procedure. We will document in writing for both inpatient and outpatient encounters to clearly communicate our assessment, recommendations, and plan. This will be sent in a timely fashion to our referring physicians.

Reporting/Documentation

Effective communication in our specialty requires timely and comprehensive reporting in the same fashion as our proceduralist colleagues in medicine and surgery. Therefore, our reports will not be imaging reports. We will generate SIR standard reports to include,  but are not limited to history, procedures performed, x-ray exposure times, sedation and medications given, complications, blood loss, specimens, and plan of care.

Work Flow

IVC physicians generally agree that now is better. We want to accommodate our patients and their referring doctors. We will always make an assessment of the requested procedure after appropriate medical decision making and consultation before scheduling treatment. Given our case load, geographic limitations, and call requirements we will endeavor to perform consultations and initiate a plan of care in a timely fashion. Because of our unique position in the hospital, we can often accommodate even routine cases on the same day.

Patient Care

Whenever reasonable IVC physicians will manage their own patients. We will maintain admitting privileges at each hospital and round on our patients as indicated. We recognize that many of our patients have complex medical needs that will require co-management or primary management by other specialists. Furthermore, there is a low threshold to consult the internal medicine or general surgical service to primarily manage patients who have undergone an interventional radiology procedure.

We recognize that urgent/emergent hospital transfers will be required. We will never primarily accept patients without first communicating our plan of care to the potential accepting service. This will facilitate the best patient care and efficiently deliver service.

Quality Improvement

To the best of our abilities, we follow and adopt the Society of Interventional Radiology practice standards. We will maintain ongoing quality improvement standards such as minimizing radiation doses, following infection rates, and following outcomes and complications.

Point of Contact

IVC physicians have moved away from the tradition of the radiology department as the point of contact for our services. We are clinicians and during business hours our clinic will be our best point of contact for us. We value and enjoy direct discussions with our referring doctors and would like to personally discuss each consultation. However, we know this is not always possible in daily practice. We want to talk. We are always available and we want to accommodate the needs of our patients and physician colleagues. Therefore, we are available by cell phone, pager and email anytime. IVC physicians want to be of service whenever and wherever we can.

Research

We believe research helps us grow and stay relevant. We have many ongoing research projects. We hope to improve our own quality and in some cases bring new products to market with our own innovation.

Life Long Learning

IVC physicians commit to continuing medical education. More importantly, we reward our colleagues who take on self directed learning or who champion new treatment strategies. There is no growth without learning.

Referrals

To refer a patient to us, we ask that you provide our office with the following information:

  • Completed IVC Referral Form
  • History and Physical
  • Recent office notes
  • Recent pertinent hospital records
  • Recent labs
  • Imaging – if the imaging was not performed at Legacy a disc can be mailed to our office 25030 SW Parkway Ave, Suite 200, Wilsonville, OR 97070.
  • Patient’s insurance information including ID number, group number, provider or customer service phone number.
Questions can be directed to our office staff at 503.612.0498.