TLC’s Center for Pediatrics designated a Patient-Centered Medical Home

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., is pleased to announce its Center for Pediatrics location in Gainesville has been certified as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home Program by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

The Center for Pediatrics is the first pediatrics practice in Northeast Georgia to achieve this level of recognition.

A patient-centered medical home is a comprehensive approach to providing quality primary care. The Center for Pediatrics at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., works in partnership with each child and his or her family to ensure all medical needs are met. Through this partnership, the pediatric team will help the patient and his or her family access and understand specialty care and other educational/community services.

Obtaining this level of recognition means a practice has demonstrated that it meets required standards including utilization of evidence-based criteria, patient-centered care and information technology in the delivery of care to patients.

In a set of standards that describe clear and specific criteria, the NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home program requires that practices organize care around patients, coordinate care through multi-disciplinary teams and monitor outcomes over time. The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. Care is facilitated by registries, information technology and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

“The Center for Pediatrics is proud to provide accessible, comprehensive family-centered care to each child we treat,” said Eugene Cindea, M.D., chairman of the pediatrics department at The Longstreet Clinic.

In addition to Gainesville, the Center for Pediatrics’ 14 physicians and 11 mid-level providers treat patients at four other convenient Northeast Georgia locations in Baldwin, Braselton, Buford Oakwood. Those locations are currently undergoing the PCMH certification process.

Since its formation in 1995, The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., (TLC) has been committed to innovation and driving improvement in health care. By embracing compassionate, evidence-based quality standards of care, the Clinic consistently receives recognition from national organizations that measure and certify practices in key areas of performance.

“As the delivery of medical care continues to evolve, our commitment to providing the highest level of patient care hasn’t wavered,” said Mimi Collins, CEO of The Longstreet Clinic. “We are pleased that we continue to be leaders when it comes to adopting the best practices in the industry that improve the quality of care, patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.”

In addition to the Center for Pediatrics PCMH certification, TLC’s adult medicine practices hold certification by the NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program and Heart/Stroke Recognition Program, and its Oakwood Family Medicine practice is also designated a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home.

The Longstreet Clinic is an independent multi-specialty medical group owned and managed by physicians. Since 1995, TLC has grown to include nearly 150 providers in some 16 specialties. TLC is ranked by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as the seventh largest physician group practice in Metro Atlanta, and as the third largest independent group practice. With its main campus located in Gainesville, TLC physicians also see patients at offices in Oakwood, Buford, Braselton, Dacula, Duluth, Dahlonega, Baldwin and Toccoa. For more information, call (770) 718-1122 or explore our website.

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