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Baton Rouge General physicians, clinics again honored for quality patient care

Baton Rouge, La. – Physicians with Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) were again named top performers in the state by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA). The organization also recently recognized physicians and clinics for excellence in patient satisfaction and overall care.

First, BCBSLA recognized 43 doctors in the Baton Rouge area as Quality Blue Top Performers based on their treatment of patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease and heart disease. Forty percent of the 43 Louisiana physicians who were named top performers were Baton Rouge General Physicians.

“These awards reflect the BRGP team’s dedication to preserving and restoring the health of every patient we care for,” said Jeremy Rogers, BRGP’s Chief Operating Officer. “From office managers to physicians, this team works together to offer each patient the best experience possible.”

Dr. Michael Yorek, Family Medicine practitioner with Baton Rouge Family Medical Center, was one of only five doctors in the state and two in Baton Rouge who was ranked as a high performer in all four of the targeted conditions.

The 17 BRGP doctors named as Quality Blue Top Performers by BCBSLA are:

  • Dr. Donnie Batie; BRGP – Family/Internal Medicine (Primary Care Group) – Hypertension
  • Dr. Timothy Bella; BRGP – Bella Family Medical – Hypertension
  • Dr. Shavaun Cotton; Baton Rouge Family Medical Center – Hypertension, Diabetes
  • Dr. Henry Dixon; BRGP – Medical Associates of Baton Rouge – Hypertension
  • Dr. Brad Gaspard; Baton Rouge Family Medical Center – Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Care
  • Dr. Stacy Jones; BRGP – Family/Internal Medicine – Hypertension
  • Dr. April McCulloh; BRGP – Family Medicine (Denham Springs) – Hypertension
  • Dr. Stephen McCulloh; BRGP – Family Medicine (Livingston) – Hypertension
  • Dr. Tarisha Mixon; BRGP – Medical Associates of Baton Rouge – Hypertension
  • Dr. Lauren Moore; BRGP – Family Medicine (Livingston) – Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease
  • Dr. Vincent Nguyen; BRGP – Family Medicine (Prairieville) – Hypertension, Vascular Disease
  • Dr. Philip Padgett; BRGP – Family Medicine (Port Allen) – Hypertension
  • Dr. Desi Valentine; BRGP – Family/Sports Medicine – Hypertension
  • Dr. Vasanthi Vinayagam; BRGP – Family/Internal Medicine (Primary Care Clinic) – Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Dr. Darakhshan Wahid; BRGP – Family/Internal Medicine (Primary Care Clinic) – Hypertension
  • Dr. Robert Wood; Baton Rouge Family Medical Center – Hypertension, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Dr. Michael Yorek; Baton Rouge Family Medical Center – Hypertension, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, Vascular Disease

Baton Rouge General Physicians also recognized clinics and staff members at its annual banquet for medical excellence last Friday. BRGP Family Medicine (Livingston) was honored for Overall Patient Satisfaction. Baton Rouge Family Medical Center was awarded Overall Quality Care Excellence.

BRGP Director of Clinical Quality Shelly Martinez was named Employee of the Year, BRGP Family Medicine (Denham Springs) was recognized for Most Improved Patient Satisfaction, and BRGP – Family/Internal Medicine (Primary Care Group) received Most Improved Quality Care Excellence.

To make an appointment with a Baton Rouge General Physician or to find a doctor, call 225-763-4500 or visit BRGPhysicians.com.

About Baton Rouge General Physicians
Baton Rouge General Physicians consists of more than 60 physicians and 20 practices, owned and operated under General Health System. Baton Rouge General Physicians offers individuals and families throughout the Capital Area top-quality healthcare in convenient locations from Livingston to Brusly. For more information, visit BRGPhysicians.com.

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