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BRG Physicians Recognized as Top Performers by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. – Nineteen Baton Rouge General Physicians were recognized as Top Performers by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana for the treatment of four chronic conditions - diabetes, hypertension, vascular disease and kidney disease.

At the 2018 Quality Blue Primary Care Statewide Collaborative, BCBSLA recognized nearly 500 primary care doctors from around the state who earned top scores on the program’s clinical quality measurements for the four targeted conditions.

The Baton Rouge General Physicians recognized are:

  • Donnie Batie (Hypertension)
  • Timothy Bella (Hypertension, Kidney Disease)
  • Shavaun Cotton (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  • Henry Dixon (Hypertension)
  • Kristen Ducote (Hypertension)
  • Brad Gaspard (Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Disease)
  • Stacy Jones (Hypertension)
  • April McCulloh (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  • Stephen McCulloh (Hypertension)
  • Tarisha Mixon (Hypertension)
  • Lauren Moore (Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Disease)
  • Vincent Nguyen (Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease)
  • Philip Padgett (Hypertension)
  • Desi Valentine (Hypertension)
  • Vasanthi Vinayagam (Hypertension)
  • Darakhshan Wahid (Hypertension)
  • Amanda Watts (Hypertension)
  • Robert Wood (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  • Michael Yorek (Hypertension, Diabetes)

For more information on the Quality Blue Primary Care program, visit, or click here to see the full 2018-19 Top Performers list.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.