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Aurora physician in Marinette County receives NCQA diabetes recognition

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Marinette, Wis. – Internal Medicine Physician Srinivas Panja, M.D., of Aurora Health Care’s Marinette Menominee Clinic, received recognition from the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program for providing quality care to diabetic patients.

This recognition program is conducted by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association.

To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, these physicians have submitted data that demonstrates their performance meets the program's key diabetes care measures, including careful control of patients’ blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, while giving regular diabetic eye and feet exams. 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.

There are 166 Aurora physicians who have received this recognition. Aurora is a national leader in the number of physicians who have achieved this level of diabetic care recognition.

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. It accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations.

To make an appointment with Dr. Panja, call 715-735-4602.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Krissy Lillie
Phone: 920-496-6365

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