Piedmont HealthCare Family Medicine Earns Highest PCMH Recognition Level

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Piedmont HealthCare Family Medicine of Statesville, NC, the office of Dr. Tara Frankhouser, 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…

CDC Recommends Not Administering Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for 2016-17

In June, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a statement that the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), commonly known as the nasal spray flu vaccine, should not be administered during the 2016-17 flu season due to concerns about how well it works in preventing those vaccinated from getting the flu.  The CDC’s Advisory Committee…