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, MD, President, Medical & Science, American Diabetes Association. “Clinicians who earn recognition through the Diabetes Recognition Program have an established track record of providing excellent diabetes care. This list of recognized clinicians is the first place to look if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes.”
Burke Primary Care clinicians recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance include: Keith Smith, MD; Edward Plyler, MD; Laurie Robinson, MD; Deborah Waechter, MD; Martin Gessner, MD, and John Sallstrom, PA-C.
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood sugar to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. An estimated 16 million Americans have diabetes. It is the sixth-leading cause of death by disease in the U.S. and has no cure.
Burke Primary Care is the region’s largest and oldest primary care independent practice. Locally owned, it is a comprehensive family practice dedicated to high-quality, patient-focused healthcare.