Internal medicine physicians – who are commonly referred to as “internists” – provide comprehensive long-term care and are highly skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of adult diseases. While trained in the treatment of various illnesses that may effect the blood, heart, liver, kidneys, joints, digestive system and much more – internists are also focused on disease prevention and maintaining the overall wellness of patients.
Internists are also skilled in the management of patients who suffer from highly complex or long-term illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure – just to name a few. In addition to providing treatment for a wide variety of diseases, internists often play a significant role in teaching and medical research.
The Baton Rouge Clinic has received Recognition from the NCQA's Diabetes Recognition Program for providing quality care to patients with diabetes.
The Diabetes Recognition Program was designed to acknowledge clinicians who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to patients with diabetes. To receive recognition, the Clinic submitted data that demonstrates performance that meets the Program’s key diabetes care measures, including blood pressure, cholesterol and hemoglobin (HbA1c) controls, and eye examinations, 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.