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Recent news from Burke Primary Care.

Gessner Attends Conference

Morganton, NC (June 4, 2012) - Dr. Martin Gessner of Burke Primary Care recently participated in the 36th Annual Internal Medicine Conference in Chapel Hill, NC that is jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

The 3-day conference focused on recent developments in diagnosis and treatment in various areas of internal medicine. The conference targeted developments considered the most useful to primary care physicians and practicing specialists.

Dr. Gessner joined Burke Primary Care in 2004 and focuses his practice on caring for adult patients (over 18 ...

Plyler Receives Recognition

Morganton, NC (April 25, 2012) - In conjunction with annual observation of the National Day of Recognition for Long Term Care Physicians, Dr. Edward Plyler of Burke Primary Care in Morganton was recognized for his service as the Medical Director at Grace Ridge Retirement Community. Dr Plyler has served at Grace Ridge for the past 23 years and helped establish the facility’s Healthcare Center. In 2001, he began providing patient care at Grace Heights LTC and Rehab.

As medical director at Grace Ridge, Dr. Plyler helps oversee care policies, monitors quality care indicators, acts as liaison with other physicians, as ...

Dr. Gould Completes Diabetes Module

Morganton, NC (April 23, 2012) - Dr. G. Michael Gould, DO of Burke Primary Care has successfully completed the Diabetes Module: Knowledge Assessment and Clinical Simulation as part of his Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians.

Offered by the American Board of Family Medicine, certification is a voluntary process that attests to the physician achieving a recognized level of professional excellence. Certification includes testing the medical knowledge and problem-solving ability of the physician including topics covering diagnosis, management and prevention of illness. Dr. Gould was also required to provide evidence of professional standing, a commitment to lifelong learning and an evaluation ...

Medical Home Status

Morganton, NC (April 5, 2012) - As part of its commitment to provide each patient with an ongoing relationship with a personal physician who provides continuous and comprehensive care, Burke Primary Care is seeking national recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

An innovative program for improving primary care, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) defines a set of stan- dards that describe clear and specific criteria about organizing health care for patients over time.

As a Medical Home practice, Burke Primary Care focuses on caring for the whole person. The personal physician is responsible for providing for the patient’s entire healthcare needs ...

5 Diet Resolutions

1. Take Small Steps

  • Vow to add a piece of produce to your brown bag lunch daily.
  • Designate a day as fish day.
  • Package up a single serving of your favorite whole-grain cereal, then treat it as your midmorning snack.

2. Water, Water, Everywhere

  • Drink one glass first thing in the morning,before you brush your teeth.
  • Tempted by more soda? Another glass of wine? Drink a cup of water with a splash of your favorite beverage in it first.

3. Go for the Gold...and Red...and Purple

Colorful produce is packed with disease-fighting plant compounds.

  • Designate a color-a-day ...

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