Joshi Internal Medicine Receives Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3 Recognition

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Piedmont HealthCare – Joshi Internal Medicine 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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With Skin Cancer Surgery, Insurance Matters

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Surgery is the main treatment for melanoma — a dangerous form of skin cancer — but a patient’s insurance could affect whether or not that cancer is quickly removed, new research suggests. After reviewing thousands of melanoma cases, researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer…

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A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women

MONDAY, Oct. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Men develop a dangerous type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation a decade earlier than women, a new study suggests. And while being overweight increased odds for the condition in both sexes, those extra pounds were more troublesome for males, the German researchers found. “It’s crucial to better…

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