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Burke Primary Care Physicians Earn Recognition For Quality

Jan. 10, 2017, 2:51 p.m.

Morganton, NC (Jan. 10, 2017)  – Burke Primary Care physicians recently were recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for sustained delivery of high-quality of care to patients with diabetes.

The national recognition was based on strict measurements that cover areas such as HbA1c control, blood pressure control, eye examinations, Nephropathy Assessment and smoking and tobacco cessation treatments.

Deborah Davis, MD, Michael Gould, DO and David Lange, PA-C were recently named by the NCQA organization for their sustained delivery of patient-focused high-quality care.

To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, the physicians demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

“With this prestigious recognition, Deborah Davis, Michael Gould and David Lange have exhibited to their patients and others within Burke Primary Care that they are part of an elite group that have consistently provided the highest level of care,” said Scott Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer of Burke Primary Care.

“This is the second time in three months that Burke Primary Care’s physicians have been recognized for their sustained delivery of quality medical care,” he said. “It is wonderful to have a medical staff focused and committed to high-quality patient care.”

 Dr. Michael Gould graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia. While completing his residency at Anderson Area Medical Center in South Carolina he received the Program Directors Award, he then came to Morganton to join Burke Primary Care. Dr. Gould has a special interest in Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, and he also has additional training in Osteopathic Manipulation. He has practiced at Burke Primary Care for 10 years.

Dr. Deborah Davis is a native North Carolinian who graduated with the first class of women at Davidson College. She graduated from University of North Carolina Medical School, where she was President of her Medical Class. She completed her residency at University of South Carolina Medical School.

After 14 years of practicing medicine in the western United States, she returned to North Carolina in 1998 to join Burke Primary Care.

David Lange is a graduate of the Physician Assistant Program at Bowman-Gray School of Medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Before entering the Physician Assistant Program he served as a Navy Corpsman in Japan and Vietnam caring for wounded and injured Marines. He has been in practice in Burke County since 1974.

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

ABOUT BURKE PRIMARY CARE: Burke Primary Care is a locally owned, independent practice dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care to Burke County residents and industry. The Morganton, NC-based practice offers a comprehensive list of ancillary services under one roof to support the needs of industry and patients of all ages including: occupational health, primary care, radiology services, laboratory pediatric & geriatric care, same day visits for acute care needs and wellness & preventative visits, care for chronic illnesses and sports medicine while being supported by a local hospitalists program for all admissions. 

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