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Bill Vaassen, PA-C, Inducted Into Duke Physician Assistant Hall of Fame

DURHAM, NC – The Duke University Physician Assistant Program recently announced that Bill Vaassen, a Burke Primary Care of Morganton Physician’s Assistant, was selected to be a 2013 inductee into the Duke Physician Assistant Hall of Fame.

The induction will take place during the PA Day ceremony held at the Duke University Physician Assistant Program on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.

Vaassen is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program. He worked with Drs. Dellinger and Withers for many years in Drexel, NC. Then he realized his special interest/calling in Occupational Health and began the ...


WASHINGTON, DC (April 8, 2013) – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Burke Primary Care of Morganton has received Recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 (PCMH 2011) program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participative relationships.

The patient-centered medical home is a model of care emphasizing care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be.” Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and improve patients’ and providers’ reported experiences of care.
“Though Burke Primary Care has been ...

Dr. Tim Robinson Receives National Recognition For Providing Quality Diabetes Care

Diabetes Recognition Program measures performance in key areas of diabetes care

MORGANTON, NC (January 11, 2013) – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today announced that Dr. Tim Robinson of Morganton’s Burke Primary Care has received Recognition from the Diabetes Recognition Program for providing quality care to his patients with diabetes.

The Diabetes Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of care that patients with diabetes receive by recognizing clinicians who deliver quality diabetes care, and by motivating other clinicians to document and improve their delivery of diabetes care.

To receive recognition ...

Melissa S. Morse Joins Burke Primary Care as a Family Practice Physician Assistant

Melissa S Morse joins Burke Primary Care as a Family Practice Physician Assistant as part of the practice’s ongoing expansion and facility growth.

Starting Jan. 2, 2013, Morse will be working closely with Dr. Michael Gould, Dr. Deborah Davis and their patients.

Melissa was a Physician Assistant with Ridgeview Family Medicine after she earned her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies in August 2011 from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. Her clinical rotations included Family Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatric Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, General Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Gastroenterology.

She is a 2008 graduate ...

Flu Season Hits Burke Early

As Printed in The News Herald Dec. 4, 2012

Cheryl Shuffler | [email protected]

MORGANTON, NC – It has arrived and earlier than usual. The flu has made its way to Burke County, with new cases being confirmed each day.

“It’s here, I’m afraid,” said Lisa Moore, health education supervisor for the Burke County Health Department.

While the health department doesn’t track the number of confirmed cases, one local doctor’s office, Burke Primary Care, has confirmed 50 cases at its office alone since the Thanksgiving holiday.

“We have seen an uptick in the last two weeks,” said Dr ...

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