Yanceyville, NC, September 2018 – Caswell Family Medical Center has achieved the highest level recognition with Blue Cross Blue Shield’s (BCBS) Blue Quality Physician Program (BQPP).
The BQPP offered by BCBS is an incentive program for independent primary care centers like CFMC that provide high-quality, low-cost, and patient-centered care for Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC members.
The important piece you may be missing
You’re living with Diabetes. You take every measure to keep it under control. You’re eating well, exercising, and you’re visiting your primary care provider (PCP) on a regular basis. So what more is there to make sure you’re staying as healthy as you can while living with this disease? The missing piece to this puzzle is something you may not have realized. Staying up-to-date with your vaccinations is a crucial part of staying healthy.
The Health Resources and Services Administration has provided health centers across the U.S. with awards called “Quality Improvement Awards”, or “QIA”. Caswell Family Medical Center is a recent recipient of a QIA in the amount of $21,000. Health centers like CFMC are recognized for being one of the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as making a significant quality improvement gain from our previous year.
Influenza, or “Flu” as it’s referred to, is a contagious respiratory illness affecting your respiratory system that is caused by Influenza viruses. It is typically spread through interactions with others who are infected. This includes coughing, sneezing, or even talking. You can pick up the virus by simply touching an object that an infected person has previously touched, or by inhaling the flu virus directly.
Naloxone helped save my husband’s life!
Being around the medical field for most of my adult life, I have seen the effects that opioids and other drugs can have on people. More and more stories are being shared in the media recently, like the recent overdose of pop star Demi Lovato. I’ve seen my share of overdoses as well, but I never thought it would hit so close to home as it did recently.