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Diabetes America Physicians Achieve Industry Recognition for Quality Patient Care
Date:11/7/2007

HOUSTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetes America, the premier network of diabetes care and management centers across the state of Texas, announced today that five of its physicians have been recognized by the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program (DPRP) for providing outstanding diabetes care to their patients. Dr. Wendy Hawkins M.D., Dr. Damon Weddington M.D., Dr. Alice Chiu M.D., Dr. Brian Tremaine M.D. and Dr. Eddie Tejeda M.D. were all honored in Houston today.

"The team at Diabetes America prides itself on providing the most comprehensive, valuable service to their patients," said Frank Basile, M.D., President and CEO of Diabetes America. "These doctors have continuously demonstrated their dedication to patient care, as well as their commitment to diabetes awareness and education. As such, we are delighted that they have achieved the recognition they deserve."

The Diabetes Physician Recognition Program (DPRP) helps people find those doctors who consistently treat patients according to the best available scientific evidence. It was developed in partnership with one of the nation's leading advocacy organizations, the American Diabetes Association and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

At the forefront of diabetes education, management and prevention, Diabetes America's mission is to help individuals adjust to living with diabetes and to promote wellness through a variety of personalized treatment and educational programs-from medical treatment to diabetes education, nutritional counseling, exercise and lifestyle instruction. For more information, visit http://www.DiabetesAmerica.com or call 1-866- MY DIABETES.

About Diabetes America

Founded in 2004, Diabetes America has established a reputation in communities across Texas as a comprehensive health center and management program for individuals with diabetes, providing them with a team of physicians, dietitians, and certified diabetes educators all under one roof. Diabetes America's personalized education and lifestyle support provide patients with lifelong guidance for managing their diabetes and gives them the tools and support they need to take charge of their lives. For more information, visit http://www.DiabetesAmerica.com.


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