Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska has recognized its top network primary care physicians from across the state.
“These physicians are providing the best care for our members, particularly those with chronic conditions, in a very complicated and fragmented health care system,” said Steve Martin, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.
The 23 physicians received the honor based on a Value Index Score (VIS) which measures the quality and value of several factors including educating, immunizing and screening for disease prevention, preventing further complications, ensuring appropriate care and support for patients, and efficiently using medications and ancillary resources such as radiology and lab tests.
“I am honored to receive the award and appreciate being recognized for providing quality care to my patients,” said Dr. Ruby Northrup of Northrup and Associates. “I have always appreciated the relationship Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska has with independent physicians to achieve quality care at affordable prices for patients.”
Studies have shown the stronger a patient’s ties to his or her primary care physician, the better the quality of care the patient receives, and the more efficiently care is delivered.
The physicians awarded are:
Isaac Berg – Internal Medical Associates, Grand Island
Vincent Bjorling – Regional West Physicians Clinic, Scottsbluff
Donald Burge – Donald E. Burge Md., Lincoln
Kelly Collins – The Family Doc, Bellevue
Heather Dews – Lincoln Pediatric Group, Lincoln
Mary Drey – Capital Medical Clinic, Lincoln
Michael Donner – Internal Medical Associates, Grand Island
Stephanie Erickson – Alegent Creighton, Omaha
Michael Feely – Westroads Medical Group, Omaha
James Fosnaugh – Wedgewood Legacy/Medical, Lincoln
Kristen Fulton – Alegent Creighton, Omaha
Barbara Gutshall - Avera Saint Anthony’s Hospital, O’Neill
Dorothea Jacobsen – Lincoln family Medical Group. Lincoln
Kerry McDonald – Alegent Creighton, Omaha
Devin Nickol – UNMC Physicians, Omaha
Ruby Northrup – Northrup & Associates, Lincoln
Michelle Petersen –Capital City Pediatrics, Lincoln
Gregory Precht – Saunders Medical Clinic, Ashland
Sandhya Saxena –Health Care for the Family, Omaha
Michael Schooff – Alegent Creighton, Omaha
Fredrick Schwartz –Alegent Creighton, Omaha
Steven Williams – Physicians Clinic, Omaha
Kristee Zoloty – Alegent Creighton. Omaha