Five professionals from IMWell Health recognized for excellence by NCQA

Fort Smith, Arkansas, April 22, 2014 – IMWell Health is pleased to announce that five of its health care professionals have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Diabetes Recognition Program.

NCQA-JPG2Cited for excellence in the care of those with diabetes are:

  • Catherine Womack, MD
  • Rodney McDonald, MD
  • Terri Lewelling, MD
  • Amanda Thomas, MD
  • Erin Holleman, Advance Nurse Practitioner

The professionals recognized serve patients in Fayetteville, Fort Smith and Hot Springs, Arkansas and in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

“IMWell Health recognizes the growing impact of Diabetes in our communities,” said Cathy Womack, MD, Chief Medical Officer of IMWell Health. “We are committed to a higher standard of care signified by our desire to pursue NCQA recognition. We believe in a collaborative approach with patients in diabetes management to ensure compliance with care which improves clinical outcomes.”

“This recognition from NCQA is a significant achievement for these individual professionals, as well as for IMWell Health on the whole,” said Dan Parker, CEO of IMWell Health. “It shows a pattern of excellence that is essential to our culture, and is crucial to the many organizations who have chosen to trust us with the care of their members and employees.”

The president of NCQA emphasized the significance of the recognition.

“For a person with diabetes, the right clinician can make the difference between living with diabetes as opposed to suffering from diabetes,” said Margaret E. O’Kane, President, NationalCommittee for Quality Assurance. “By earning recognition, these professionals from IMWellHealth haves demonstrated that they provide effective, evidence-based care to their patients withdiabetes.”

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information through the Web and the mediain order to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.