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Aurora Physicians Receive National Recognition for Providing Quality Diabetes CareTuesday, May 19, 2009
Prestigious national honor now includes 144 Aurora Medical Group physicians
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- An additional 27 Aurora Medical Group physicians have been recognized by the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program for providing quality care to patients with diabetes. This recognition comes from the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association.
There are currently 144 Aurora physicians who have received this recognition. Aurora is among the national leaders in terms of number of physicians who have achieved this level of recognition for work with diabetic patients.
The Diabetes Physician Recognition Program is designed to improve the care patients with diabetes receive by recognizing physicians who deliver quality diabetes care, and by motivating other physicians to document and improve their delivery of such care.
The Aurora physicians most recently honored are:
"The National Committee for Quality Assurance recognition demonstrates our physicians' willingness to take the steps needed to ensure excellent care," said Bruce Van Cleave, MD, Aurora chief medical officer. "This would include collecting and recording the right data, and following a consistent system of care so that the best care is performed each and every time. It is a way to help ensure that our patients with diabetes receive better access, better service and better results," he added.
To receive the recognition, which is valid for three years, physicians submitted data that demonstrates performance that meets key diabetes care measures. These include careful control of blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and regular diabetic eye and feet exams. When people with diabetes receive quality care as outlined by these measures, they are less likely to suffer complications such as heart attacks, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputations.
"For a person with diabetes, the right physician can make the difference between living with diabetes as opposed to suffering from diabetes," said Larry C. Deeb, MD, President of medicine and science at the American Diabetes Association.
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About the American Diabetes Association
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