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Welcome Spring But Minimize Your Allergy Symptoms

Spring brings bright flowers, warmer temperatures, longer days…and lots of misery for allergy sufferers. Don’t let spring’s arrival send your sinuses into a tailspin. Enjoy the season by taking these steps to minimize your symptoms. Remove your shoes before entering your home. Don’t track any pollen onto your floors and carpets. Wipe the dog’s coat.…

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Replace Junk Snacks With Healthier Alternatives

March is National Nutrition Month. It’s a great opportunity to fine-tune your snacking habits. What are some healthy, nutritional snacks you could grab when the mid-morning or late afternoon snack time hits? Snacks are an important part of a healthy diet, providing an energy boost in the middle of the day or after you exercise.…

PHC – Marks, Foushee & Acevedo Clinic Earns Highest PCMH Recognition Level

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Piedmont HealthCare – Marks, Foushee & Acevedo of Statesville, NC, earned NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Level 3 for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and…

Lake Norman Family Medicine Clinic Earns Highest PCMH Recognition Level

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Piedmont HealthCare – Lake Norman Family Medicine of Mooresville, NC, earned NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Level 3 for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and…

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PMG Research and Piedmont HealthCare, PA, Announce Clinical Research Partnership

PMG Research, Inc. and Piedmont HealthCare announced today finalization of an Integrated Services Agreement that formalizes a clinical research partnership effective April 1, 2017. This partnership will increase clinical research availability in Statesville, NC and the surrounding communities. PMG Research will assume the existing research infrastructure within Piedmont HealthCare as part of its continued growth…

PHC – Internal Medicine & Weight Management Works Toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

PHC – Internal Medicine & Weight Management has implemented several quality improvement projects throughout 2016 and 2017.  The practice worked to improve in the following areas: Decrease in number of patients in need of a Prevnar vaccination – improved scores by 17.8%.  Decrease in number of patients in need of a Pneumovax vaccination – improved…

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Signs of a Silent Heart Attack

More than one million Americans suffer heart attacks each year. While some will experience telltale signs such as chest pains, shortness of breath and rapid or irregular heartbeats, 45% show no symptoms at all. If you have a silent heart attack, you likely may not know until tests after the fact confirm it. An EKG…