In Memory of Dr. Edward S. Campbell

It is with deep sadness that Piedmont HealthCare today announces the passing of Edward S. Campbell, MD. Dr. Campbell served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy from 1978 to 1988. He was a founding father of Lake Norman Family Medicine and has been with Piedmont HealthCare since 1998. Dr. Campbell served on the board…

Joshi Internal Medicine Works Toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

Joshi Internal Medicine is currently working toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition. According to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) practice inspires quality in care, cultivates more engaging patient relationships, and captures savings through expanded access and delivery options that align patient preferences with payer and provider capabilities. Joshi Internal…

PHC – Lake Norman Internal Medicine Earns Highest PCMH Recognition Level

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Piedmont HealthCare – Lake Norman Internal 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…

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Health Tip: Coping With Irritable Bowel Disease Flares

Suggestions for adjusting your diet (HealthDay News) — Watching what you eat won’t completely prevent irritable bowel flares, but it can help significantly. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America suggests: Opting for smaller, more frequent meals. Limiting fried, greasy foods. Restricting dairy products. Cutting back on high-fiber foods, such as nuts, popcorn, seeds and corn.…

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Skin Cancer Is Treatable With Early Detection

May is Skin Cancer Prevention/Detection Month. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people over the past thirty years have been diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Take time this month to learn the basics about this type of cancer that is treatable when detected early. Are all skin cancers life threatening?…