Understanding Diabetes and a Healthy Diet

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It is an opportunity to learn about this potentially dangerous but very manageable disease that affects approximately 29 million people in the US.   There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin, a hormone that helps the body process or store…

Hicks Internal Medicine Works Toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

Hicks Internal Medicine has implemented several quality improvement projects throughout 2016. The practice worked to improve in the following areas: Decrease in numbers of patients in need of a pneumonia vaccination – improved scores by 55%.  Focus on ensuring that all diabetic patients have an A1C < 8.  The practice is below the national benchmark at…

National Alzheimer’s and Family Caregiver’s Month

Piedmont Healthcare supports two important initiatives during the month of November: National Alzheimer’s Awareness and Family Caregiver’s Month. Both are connected, as many family caregivers across the country are caring for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s.   It is estimated that more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. In 2015 more than 15 million caregivers…

Vivek Trivedi, MD, FACP, Piedmont HealthCare Gastroenterologist Elected a Fellow by the American College of Physicians

Piedmont Healthcare is pleased to announce Vivek Trivedi, MD, FACP, board certified gastroenterologist at Comprehensive Digestive Care in Statesville, NC, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the society of internists. The distinction recognizes achievements in internal medicine, the specialty of adult medical care. The ACP, the largest medical specialty…

Sailview Family Medicine Works Toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

Sailview Family Medicine, the office of Tiana Losinski, MD, has implemented several quality improvement projects throughout 2016 to achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition. The practice worked to improve in the following areas: Decrease in the number of patients in need of a pneumonia vaccination – improved scores by 45%.  Decrease in the number of patients who need a Tdap immunization –…