Lake Norman Internal Medicine Works Toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

Lake Norman 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. Lake…

Piedmont HealthCare Sailview Family Medicine Clinic Earns Highest PCMH Recognition Level

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Piedmont HealthCare – Sailview 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 information…

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Tips for Keeping Health-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Do health-related goals top your list of New Year’s resolutions? If so, you’re not alone. Resolutions to live healthier are often the most popular, including losing weight, exercising more, quitting smoking and reducing stress. These resolutions are unfortunately the first to be broken. What’s the secret to keeping your resolution to live healthier in 2017?…

Piedmont HealthCare to Sponsor Military Appreciation Day at Carolina BalloonFest

Piedmont HealthCare will sponsor Military Appreciation Day again this year at the Carolina Balloon Festival to be held October 21-23, 2016! On Sunday, October 23, veterans and active military service men and women are admitted free with a military service card/ID. Hot Air Balloon Flights are scheduled twice daily; early morning & late afternoon. All ballooning activities including…

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…