26 Methodist Family Health Center Physicians Nationally Recognized for Medical Home Program

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Only 120 entities in Texas were recognized due to more rigorous 2011 standards

Twenty six Methodist Family Health Center physicians were recently recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for their efforts to transform their practices to meet the needs of their patients.

The NCQA’s prestigious Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2011 program sets rigorous standards to track how well a physician or practice aligns with the core components of primary care. In 2009, three Methodist Family Health Center physicians received the recognition. Today, 26 of the 120 recognized entities in Texas are Methodist Family Health Center physicians – an almost nine-fold increase.

images“NCQA has recognized our physicians for superior service to their patients and communities with quality, compassionate health care,” says Melissa Gerdes, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Outpatient Services and Accountable Care Organization Strategy (ACOs) for Methodist Health System. “In order to receive the recognition, our physicians must meet patients’ needs during and after office hours; plan proactive patient care; support patients by crafting self-care plans and referring to community resources; meet with patients after hospital discharge; and plan, improve, and track quality improvements in the office. We are so proud of the outstanding care and commitment provided by each of these 26 recognized physicians.”

The recognized physicians and their clinics are:

Methodist Family Health Center – South Grand Prairie

  • Pam Santone
  • Eric Beadle
  • Michael Sims

Methodist Family Health Center – Central Grand Prairie

  • Olga Jones
  • Kathleen Humphries

Methodist Family Health Center – Lake Prairie

  • Gerald George
  • Brandy Robinson

Methodist Family Health Center – Cedar Hill East

  • Brian Jones
  • Jaclyn Ganacias
  • Shyama Gandhi

Methodist Family Health Center – Midlothian

  • Donna Shannon
  • Mary Welp
  • Jeff McDaniel

Methodist Family Health Center – Mansfield

  • Darin Charles
  • John Thurmond
  • Nancy Georgekutty
  • Amber Hyde

Methodist Charlton Medical Group

  • Jennifer Bang
  • Jill Waggoner
  • Robert Suter

Methodist Uptown Medical Group

  • Patricia Allamon
  • Callie Hollenshead

Methodist Family Health Center – Kessler Park

  • Darrell Thigpen
  • Laquita Shepard

Methodist Family Health Center – S. Arlington

  • Lauri Ballard
  • Melissa Gerdes