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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 ...

Cervical Cancer / Pap Tests

Cervical cancer is nearly 100 percent preventable, yet according to the American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for cervical cancer in the United States for 2011:

  • About 12,710 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed.
  • About 4,290 women will die from cervical cancer.

Some researchers estimate that non-invasive cervical cancer (carcinoma in situ) occurs about 4 times more often than invasive cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. Then, between 1955 and 1992, the cervical cancer death rate declined by almost 70%. The main ...

Healthy Hearts

Everyday Heart Health Tips

Make one or more of the following tips part of your everyday routine this winter. You will be surprised how quickly increasing physical activity – even a little bit – can make a big difference in your overall wellbeing and outlook. Your heart will thank you with improved function and a longer life.

  • Take the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator at school or the mall. Just start with one flight. Soon, you’ll be ready for two.
  • Park your car at the far end of the parking lot. The short walk to and from the store ...

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