The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has sponsored a program to recognize excellence in diabetic care. In the State of Florida 39 physicians have been recognized. Of those 24 are MIMA physicians. The following MIMA providers have been recognized for providing quality care to patients with diabetes:
||Dr. Jane Spies|
The Diabetes Physician Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of care that patients with diabetes receive. To receive recognition which is valid for three years, these physician’s submitted data that demonstrates performance that meets the program’s 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.
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood sugar to enter cells of the body and be used for energy. An estimated 16 million Americans have diabetes; it is the sixth-leading cause of death by disease in the U.S. and it has no cure.