Recent news from Burke Primary Care.

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 ...

Quality Lab Services

Burke Primary Care has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization, the COLA organization announced recently.

COLA accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations,” said Scott Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer for the Morganton-based independent family practice. “Recognized medical laboratories must demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey.”

COLA is a nonprofit, physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement and accreditation. The Maryland-based organization is approved by the ...

Quality Diabetes Care

Burke Primary Care recently received national recognition from the Diabetes Recognition Program for providing quality care to its patients with diabetes.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced the recognition recently.

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

“For a person with diabetes, the right clinician can make the difference between living with diabetes as opposed to suffering from diabetes,” said Richard M. Bergenstal ...

Weight Loss Clinical Trial

Burke Primary Care of Morganton, NC is offering a new clinical trial targeting medications and treatments for weight loss. For three years, the independent family practice has participated in national and global clinical trials with pharmaceutical companies and selected sites to study future medications and treatments. The practice’s latest clinical trial focuses on weight loss for people who are overweight and have additional, specific medical conditions.

Offered in its Morganton, NC office, and supervised by its team of doctors, the weight loss clinical trial is open to men over the age of 45 years and women over the age ...

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