2011-01-21 / Community

PHC Health Center Wins Diabetes Recognition


Pictured, from left, Sadhana Gupta, M.D., Director, Family Health Center; Mohammed Chowdhry, M.D., Endocrinologist; and Zoya Koroleva, D.O., Family Practitioner Not shown: George Vardoulis, D.O., 2nd Year Resident – Data Collection Pictured, from left, Sadhana Gupta, M.D., Director, Family Health Center; Mohammed Chowdhry, M.D., Endocrinologist; and Zoya Koroleva, D.O., Family Practitioner Not shown: George Vardoulis, D.O., 2nd Year Resident – Data Collection The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced that Peninsula Hospital Center’s Family Health Center, Sadhana Gupta, M.D., Director, has received recognition from the Diabetes Recognition Program for providing quality care to its patients. The Diabetes Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of care that patients with diabetes receive by recognizing clinicians who deliver quality diabetes care, and by motivating other clinicians to document and improve their delivery of diabetes care. Peninsula Hospital Center’s

Family Health Center provided detailed data which demonstrated performance that meets the program’s key diabetes care measures.

These measures include eye exams, blood pressure tests, nutrition therapy and patient satisfaction, among others. When people with diabetes receive quality care as outlined by these key 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 clinician can make the difference between living with diabetes as opposed to suffering from diabetes,” said Richard M. Bergenstal, M.D., President, Medicine and Science, American

Diabetes Association. “Clinicians who earn recognition through the Diabetes Recognition Program have an established track record of providing excellent diabetes care.”

Sadhana Gupta, M.D., Director, Family Health Center, is very pleased to receive this recognition. “Our physicians and nurses work very hard to make sure our diabetic patients follow up with their routine care measures, including podiatry, ophthalmology, nutrition and blood pressure monitoring. Yes, it is a commendation for the Family Health Center and we are very grateful, but in the end, it means a much better quality of life for our patients – and that’s more important!”

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