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In October 2012, we started the 4th year of our Patient Advisory Board. We are blessed to have a very engaged, honest, thoughtful group of patients advise us on various topics to make our office more patient-centered.
August 2015 - The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced in August 2015 that the six physicians of WESTFIELD FAMILY PHYSICIANS, PC have received Recognition from the Diabetes Recognition Program for providing quality care to their patients with diabetes. The physicians are Donald F Brautigam, MD, FAAFP, Gary E Eggleston, MD, FAAFP, Timothy A Gorman, MD, FAAFP, Timothy M Kitchen, MD, FAAFP, Lorie A Lashbrook, MD, Matthew D Wehr, MD. The Diabetes Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of care that patients with diabetes receive by recognizing clinicians who deliver quality diabetes care, and by motivating other clinicians to document and improve their delivery of diabetes care.
We currently have 11 board members from various parts of the county who meet quarterly to discuss current topics of interest that benefit the organization and the patients who have been entrusted to our care.
To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, the physicians submitted data that demonstrates performance that meets the Programís key diabetes care measures. These measures include eye exams, blood pressure tests, nutrition therapy and patient satisfaction, among others. When people with diabetes receive quality care as outlined by these measures, they are less likely to suffer complications such as heart attacks, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputations.