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Dexter physician recognized for diabetes care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that Dr. Challa V. Reddy of Dexter has been honored by the Diabetes Recognition Program for providing quality care to his patients with diabetes.

    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.
    To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, Dr. Reddy 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.
    “NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program honors the vanguard, professionals using the best science to help patients cope with one of modern life’s most pervasive illnesses,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “I commend Challa V. Reddy for providing high quality care and for going the extra mile to help people with diabetes.”

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