DENVER, COLORADO, JUNE 4, 2015 – The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to the New West Physicians’ Diabetes and Nutrition Center program: The program was originally recognized in May of this year. ADA believes that this program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.
The Association’s Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. These Standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and were revised by the diabetes community in 1994, 2000, 2007 and 2012.
Programs apply for Recognition voluntarily. Programs that achieve Recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management. “The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of services they provide, comments Ken Cohen, MD, FACP, and Chief Medical Officer of New West Physicians. “And, of course, it assures the consumer that he or she will likely receive high-quality service.” Education Recognition status is verified by an official certificate from ADA and awarded for four years.
According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population in the United States who have diabetes. While an estimated 21 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 8.1 million people are not aware that they have this disease. Overall, the risk for death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people of similar age but without diabetes.
New West Physicians achieves excellent results by caring for patients utilizing its Four Pillars of Care – Comprehensive Primary Care, Diabetes and Nutrition Center, Hospital Care provided by a hospitalist to ensure continuity, and Centralized Population Health Management (registry, quarterly reporting, medication adherence, prescription decision making). The results are as follows:
122/74 mm Hg
<130/80 mm Hg
Patients w/ retinal screen w/in 12 mos.
Quality Compass 75th percentile = 62%
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading non-profit health organization supporting diabetes research, advocacy and information for health professionals, patients and the public. Founded in 1940, the Association has an area office in every state and conducts programs in communities nationwide.
About New West Physicians
New West Physicians is one of the largest, privately owned physician groups in Colorado and has grown to 17 offices located throughout the Denver Metro area. All eleven Family Practice and five Internal Medicine offices of New West Physicians are Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certified Level 3 and all eligible providers are National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized for Heart/Stroke and Diabetes. In 2013, New West Physicians received the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Best Practice of the Year Award by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. The highly-qualified group of board certified family practice and internal medicine physicians, hospitalists, cardiologist, gastroenterologist, psychiatrist, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are committed to providing excellent service to every patient…every time. To learn more, visit www.nwphysicians.com