IU Health La Porte Physician receives national honor for excellence in diabetic care

2013-03-08T19:58:00Z 2013-03-08T20:53:07Z IU Health La Porte Physician receives national honor for excellence in diabetic careContributed by Neil Mangus nwitimes.com
March 08, 2013 7:58 pm  • 

LAPORTE | The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association announced Joseph Arulandu, MD, received honors from the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program for providing expert care to patients with diabetes.

Dr. Arulandu has received this three-year status consecutively since 2006. He is the only physician in La Porte and Porter counties to have received this honor.

The program was designed to improve the quality of care patients with diabetes receive by recognizing physicians who deliver quality diabetes care, and by motivating other physicians to document and improve delivery of diabetes care. To receive the honor, Dr. Arulandu submitted data demonstrating he meets the program’s key diabetes care measures, including: eye exams, blood pressure tests, nutrition therapy and patient satisfaction, among others. These measures, according to NCQA, ensure people with diabetes receive quality care and are less likely to suffer complications such as heart attacks, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputations.

Dr. Arulandu is board certified in internal medicine and lipidology. He welcomes patients at Indiana University Health La Porte Physicians Primary Care at Johnson Road Internal Medicine, 7002 W. Johnson Rd. in La Porte. To schedule an appointment, call 219.325.0604 or 219.874.3700.

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Indiana University Health La Porte Physicians is a network of doctors providing services in office locations throughout

La Porte, Marshall, Porter, Starke and St. Joseph counties. IU Health La Porte Physicians specialties include: after hours care, cardiology, digestive care, ENT, internal medicine, neurosciences, occupational services, orthopedics, pain management, pediatrics, physical medicine/rehabilitation, primary care, surgical services, women’s care, urgent care and more. To learn more, visit iuhealth.org/laporte.

Indiana University Health Physicians brings together Indiana University School of Medicine faculty physicians, IU Health-affiliated physicians and private practice physicians to form the fastest-growing, most complete, multi-specialty practice group in Indiana. This unique partnership gives our highly skilled doctors access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Discover the strength at iuhealth.org/physicians.

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

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