Mercy Physician Krohn Recognized for Quality Diabetes Care
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced that Dr. Jeffrey Krohn has received recognition from the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program for providing quality care to his patients with diabetes. Dr. Krohn works in the Kingsley Mercy Medical Clinic.
To receive such recognition, which is valid for three years, Dr. Krohn submitted data that demonstrates performance that meets the program’s key diabetes care measures. These measures include eye exams, foot exams, nephropathy assessment, lipid profiles, tobacco status and counseling referral, and blood pressure tests, among others. When people with diabetes receive quality care as outlined by these measures, they are less likely to suffer complications such as heart attacks, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputations.
“For a person with diabetes, the right physician can make the difference between living with diabetes as opposed to suffering from diabetes,” says Dr. Richard M. Bergenstal, M.D., President, Medicine and Science, American Diabetes Association. “Physicians like Dr. Krohn who earn recognition through the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program have an established track record of providing excellent diabetes care,” explained Dr. Bergenstal.
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood sugar to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. An estimated 16 million Americans have diabetes; it is the sixth-leading cause of death by disease in the U.S. and it has no cure.
Dr. Krohn may be reached at the Kingsley Mercy Medical Clinic at (712) 378-2921.
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