PHC – Melissa Champe-Seagle, M.D. Works Toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

PHC – Melissa Champe-Seagle, M.D. has implemented several quality improvement projects throughout 2016. The practice worked to improve in the following areas: Decrease in number of patients in need of a Prevnar 13 vaccination – improved scores by 15.21%.  Focus on ensuring that all diabetic patients have an A1C < 8.  The practice is below the…

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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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Is It Bowel Disease or Lactose Intolerance?

Lactose intolerance is a condition where the body can’t properly digest lactose, the sugar found in milk and dairy products. Lactose intolerance symptoms are very similar to those of bowel diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease and colitis. But the cause, diagnosis and treatment are different. Like patients with an irritable bowel…

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Cold Weather Remedies For Psoriasis

Many psoriasis patients experience worsening symptoms in the fall and winter. There are actually two theories as to why this happens: Cold, dry air: When there’s less humidity the skin doesn’t retain moisture as well. Tiny cracks and fissures develop on the skin’s surface and psoriasis patches can appear. Stress: Stress is also a trigger…

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