Referring Doctors

Batavia Location Office Closure

Dear Referring Providers, 
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Retina Associates of Western NY, P.C. will no longer be seeing patients at the Batavia office location at 39 Washington Avenue, Batavia NY 14020. Our last day seeing patients at this location was December 15th, 2023. We are reaching out to all patients that are currently scheduled at this location to reschedule their appointment to either our Rochester or Horseheads locations. We expanded our services to Batavia to better reach our far Western NY patients, and are very disappointed we are unable to continue practicing at this location. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for continuing to trust us with your patients’ retinal care and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Sincerely,
The Physicians and Staff at Retina Associates of Western NY

Referring a patient is easy. Retina Associates of Western NY strives to take the stress out of this process. Therefore, whatever method of referral that is most convenient for you, we can accommodate. You can call us directly at 585-442-3411, or you can download a PDF referral form which can be emailed to reception@retinaassociatesofwny.com or faxed to 585-442-9550. Download the PDF referral form here:

RAWNY Referral Form V4

RAWNY is an emergency practice. Therefore, there are often same-day appointments available, should your patient require. The items we will require of you:

  • Basic demographics (including insurance)
  • Diagnosis/Signs & Symptoms
  • Medical Records (CCD File if possible or Fax)
  • When you would like the patient to be seen

To assist in making your patient’s care with us a smooth transition, we have informational brochures, new patient packets, and business cards available to you. If you are interested in receiving any of these items please email mwhelehan@retinaassociatesofwny.com and we will happily mail them to your office.

Download our tri-fold patient welcome brochure here: Trifold RAWNY Welcome Brochure 2024


Welcome Vitreoretinal Surgeon & Uveitis Specialist Arjun B. Sood, MD

RAWNY is pleased to welcome Dr. Arjun Sood to our practice. Dr. Sood completed residency at Emory Eye Center followed by prestigious, dual fellowships in Vitreoretinal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic and in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis at Harvard Medical School Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Sood has a special interest in complex retinal detachment, uveitis, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, secondary intraocular lens, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vein occlusion, and intraoperative OCT. He remains academically active as a participant in over 30 clinical trials, co-authored numerous publications and book chapters, and has lectured at national and international meetings. Dr. Sood started seeing patients at RAWNY in July 2023 and is currently accepting new patients.


Brighton Surgery Center Named One of “America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022”

RAWNY’s surgical center has been awarded “America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022” based on results of an independent analysis from Newsweek and Statista. The Brighton Surgery Center is the ONLY Ambulatory Surgical Center in Western New York to be awarded “America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Center”. Our patients and family members ranked our services the highest in the following areas:

  • Management in times of the COVID-19 crisis (e.g. safety of residents, hygiene measures)
  • Management of waiting time (e.g. appointments)
  • Quality of surgery preparations (e.g. consultation with doctor, information)
  • Quality of follow-up care (e.g. physical therapies)

Read more about this award at https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/brighton-surgery-center-ranked-among-best-in-us-third-in-new-york-state/?utm_source=wroc_app&utm_medium=social&utm_content=share-link

Horseheads office now open and scheduling appointments! We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office location in the Chambers Road plaza in Horseheads, NY. Now accepting new patients and scheduling appointments with all of our providers.

Now seeing patients at our Batavia location! RAWNY is pleased to offer a new office location to better serve our patients where they live. We have leased space in the RRH/Reed Eye Associates building and are now seeing patients. Referrals to this location will be handled with the same quality and consideration as you have come to trust from our Brighton location.


Clinical Trials

If you are interested in referring a patient for participation in a clinical trial, please contact one of our study coordinators:

Mary Jo Doran, COA
Phone: 585-450-2082
Email: mdoran@retinaassociatesofwny.com

Trista Buschemi
Phone: 585-450-2081
Email: tbuscemi@retinaassociatesofwny.com