Leland Phipps, MD, Recognized for Quality Diabetes Care

Leland Phipps, MD, Recognized for Quality Diabetes Care


For the fifth consecutive time, Leland Phipps, MD, medical director of the Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center Diabetes Education department, has received national recognition for providing quality diabetes care to his patients.

The announcement was made by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a nationally recognized organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality.

NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) is a voluntary program that recognizes clinicians who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to their diabetic patients. The program has 11 measures that cover areas such a blood pressure control, eye examinations, and HbA1c control, a lab test that shows the average level of blood sugar over the previous three months. Other measures include nephropathy assessment for kidney disease or damage, and smoking/tobacco use and cessation advice or treatment.

According to NCQA: “Those who achieve DRP Recognition show their peers, patients, and others in the diabetes community that they are part of an elite group that is publicly recognized for their skill in providing the highest-level diabetes care.”

Dr. Phipps is one of two physicians at PCH/FMC to hold national recognition for providing quality diabetes care. Reid Sutton, MD, also is a recognized diabetes provider.

The PCH/FMC Diabetes Education Program continues to receive recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for its effective and high-quality diabetes self-management of education and treatment. For more information about the program, call Leighsa Cornwell, RN, at 217-465-2606, Ext. 228.

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