AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2014) - TMF Health Quality Institute, Texas Medical Association and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association announced today that 291 physician practices statewide received a Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award for effectively using health information technology to educate and provide exceptional preventative services to patients.

The three organizations collaborated to develop the award in 2012 to recognize high performing practices committed to improving clinical measures including controlling high blood pressure, tobacco screening and cessation, influenza immunization and cancer screenings, among others. This award also recognizes practices using health information technology to drive high-quality preventive services, which has been designated a priority for U.S. health care by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Investments in quality at the doctor's office are critical. The majority of health care in the United States is provided by physicians in the outpatient setting. For every eight individuals who are hospitalized, 217 go to a doctor's office, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

"TMF is proud to recognize these physician practices for the work they are doing to promote quality health care," said David C. Fleeger, MD and chair of the TMF board of trustees. "Quality improvement is a time-consuming process, especially when it involves adopting new technology, and we thank these physician practices for their commitment to improving care for their patients."

The award is based on four components: top performance on nationally recognized clinical outcome measures, regular use of population care management methods (such as early detection and disease management), participation in data reporting quality initiatives, and implementation of tools and processes to promote patient engagement and improve the patient's experience.

"These 291 physician practices are to be congratulated for their hard work to improve patient care," said Austin King, MD and President of Texas Medical Association. "TMA has actively collaborated with TMF on both the announcement and promotion of the first Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award. Recognizing physicians for their leadership in improving physician performance is a major goal for TMA's Council on Health Quality, and we applaud TMF for this important effort."

Physician practices applied to participate in the non-competitive program. Practices were required to demonstrate how they provided exemplary care and used health information technology in calendar year 2014.

"The Texas Osteopathic Medical Association commends every provider who received this prestigious award," said John L. Wright, DO and president of Texas Osteopathic Medical Association. "Receipt of the award reflects a total commitment to quality of care provided to the citizens of Texas, while recognizing the practitioners' willingness to integrate the latest technology in that effort. Only through continued improvement in our processes will we all achieve provision of the best care in the nation."

For more information and to view the full list of the 291 honored physician practices, visit

Barbara Birdwell, MD, PA, Fort Worth
Bellaire Doctors Clinic, Houston
Carlos Campos, MD, PA, New Braunfels
Center for Family Medicine, Sherman
David Brehm, MD, PA, Dallas
Dorothy Cohen Serna, MD, PA, Cypress
Family Physicians of Katy, Katy
Georgetown Medical Clinic, Georgetown
Greenville Healthcare Associates, Greenville
Gulf Coast Gastroenterology, PA, Lake Jackson
Gulfside Medical Clinic of Texas, PA, Rockport
Heart Center of North Texas, Fort Worth
Impact Urgent Care, San Antonio
Jeffrey A. George, MD, McKinney
Lakeland Medical Associates, Athens
Legend Internal Medicine, Urgent Care & Diagnostics, PA, Fort Worth
Lone Star Circle of Care, Georgetown
Margolin and Keinarth, MD, PA, Austin
Mark J. Cossentino, MD, PA, El Paso
Medical Colleagues of Texas, LLP, Katy
Mesquite Regional Internal Medicine, PA, Mesquite
Midland Women's Clinic, Midland
Physicians at Sugar Creek, Sugar Land
Premila Johnson, MD, LP, Midland
Rio Grande Medicine, Inc., Harlingen
Shannon DeShazo, MD, McKinney
South Alamo Medical Group, San Antonio
Southeast Texas Medical Associates, LLP (SETMA), Beaumont
Texas Gulf Coast Medical Group, Webster
Texas Heart Center, Baytown
Timothy J. Brinkman, MD, McKinney
Valley Medicine Associates, Harlingen
Vernon Clinic, Vernon

Baylor Community Care at Fort Worth, Fort Worth
Baylor Community Care at Garland, Garland
Baylor Community Care at Worth Street, Dallas
Baylor Dermatology Specialists of McKinney, McKinney
Baylor Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute, Dallas
Baylor Endocrinology Specialists of McKinney, McKinney
Baylor Family Health Center at Cityview, Fort Worth
Baylor Family Health Center at Mesquite, Mesquite
Baylor Family Health Center at Richardson, Richardson
Baylor Family Medical Center at Ellis County - Midlothian, Midlothian
Baylor Family Medical Center at Ellis County - Red Oak, Red Oak
Baylor Family Medical Center at Ellis County - Waxahachie, Waxahachie
Baylor Family Medical Center at Garland, Garland
Baylor Family Medical Center at Grapevine, Grapevine
Baylor Family Medical Center at North Garland, Garland
Baylor Family Medical Center at Rockwall, Heath
Baylor Family Medical Center at Terrell, Terrell
Baylor Family Medical Center of Southwest Fort Worth, Fort Worth
Baylor Family Medicine at Cedar Hill, Cedar Hill
Baylor Family Medicine at Coppell, Coppell
Baylor Family Medicine at Flower Mound, Flower Mound
Baylor Family Medicine at Fort Worth, Fort Worth
Baylor Family Medicine at Frankford and Josey, Carrollton
Baylor Family Medicine at Frisco, Frisco
Baylor Family Medicine at Garland, Garland
Baylor Family Medicine at Highland Village, Highland Village
Baylor Family Medicine at Keller, Keller
Baylor Family Medicine at Lake Ridge, Grand Prairie
Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney, McKinney
Baylor Family Medicine at Plano, Plano
Baylor Family Medicine at Prosper, Prosper
Baylor Family Medicine at Riverside, Grand Prairie
Baylor Family Medicine at Roanoke, Roanoke
Baylor Family Medicine at Southwest Fort Worth, Fort Worth
Baylor Family Medicine at Uptown, Dallas
Baylor Family Medicine at Weatherford, Weatherford
Baylor Family Medicine at Wylie, Wylie
Baylor Internal Medicine Associates at McKinney, McKinney
Baylor Occupational & Family Health Center at Texas Instruments, Dallas
Baylor Preferred Health at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas
CitySquare - Community Health Services, Dallas
Colleyville Family Medicine, Colleyville
Dallas Diagnostic Association - Park Cities, Dallas
Dallas Diagnostic Association - Plano, Plano
Internal Medicine Associates of Irving, Irving
Irving Community Clinic, Irving
Irving Coppell Internal Medicine, Irving
MedProvider, Dallas
North Texas Health Care Associates - Endocrinology, Irving
North Texas Health Care Associates - Family Medicine, Irving
North Texas Health Care Associates - Internal Medicine at Irving/Coppell, Irving
Orthopaedic Consultants of North Texas, Dallas
Signature Medicine, Dallas
Southlake Family Medicine, Southlake

Huguley Medical Associates
Dunn & Chadwick Family Medicine, Crowley
Huguley Center for Digestive and Liver Disorders, Burleson
Huguley Medical Associates - Family Practice, Burleson
Huguley Medical Associates - Internal Medicine, Burleson
Huguley Medical Associates, Chandra Chellappan, MD, OB-GYN, Burleson
Huguley Medical Associates, Sonia Bajaj, MD, Rheumatology, Burleson
Huguley Medical Associates, William M. Perryman, MD, OB-GYN, Burleson
Institute of Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders at Huguley, Burleson
Jason W. Neef, MD, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, Burleson
Moore Complete Obstetrics & Gynecology, Burleson
Surgical Specialists of Huguley, Burleson

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cinco Ranch, Katy
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Gemini, Webster
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cypress, Houston
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Downtown at The Shops, Houston
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center, Sugar Land
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Humble, Humble
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy, Katy
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Kingwood, Kingwood
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, Houston
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Meyerland Plaza, Houston
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Pasadena, Pasadena
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Pearland, Pearland
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, Houston
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Tanglewood, Houston
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage, Houston
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands, The Woodlands

Texas Health Resources
AIM for Wellness, Plano
AIM Mid-Cities, Bedford
Aledo Family Medicine, Aledo
Anna Burke, MD, Denton
Arlington Internal Medicine Group, Arlington
Arlington Medical Clinic, Arlington
Arlington Premier Health Clinic, Arlington
Ashford Family Medicine, Denton
Benbrook Family Medicine, Fort Worth
Benchmark Family Medicine, Rowlett
Benchmark Family Medicine, Rockwall
Carrollton Family Medicine & Pediatrics, Carrollton
Central Ft. Worth Adult Medicine, Fort Worth
Cheryl A. Richards, DO, Rockwall
Cityview Family Physicians, Fort Worth
Cleburne Family Healthcare, Cleburne
Complete Family Clinic, Denton
Comprehensive Family Medical, Grapevine
Coppell Family Medical Center, Coppell
Cornerstone Family & Sports Medicine, Keller
Crescent Family Medicine, Allen
Dallas Adult Medicine, Dallas
Dallas Family Doctors, Dallas
Dallas Family Healthcare, Dallas
Dallas Specialty Center - Adult Medicine, Dallas
David L. Reeve, MD & Associates, Weatherford
David M. Beyer, DO, Fort Worth
Denton Family Medicine, Denton
Denton Internal Medicine Associates, Denton
Duncanville Family Medicine, Duncanville
E. Rick Via, MD, Family Practice, Benbrook
Eastlake Primary Care, Dallas
Family First Healthcare, McKinney
Family Healthcare of Rockwall, Rockwall
Family Medical Center of Southwest, Fort Worth
First Family Care, Keller
Flower Mound Family Care Center, Flower Mound
Flower Mound Health Associates, Flower Mound
Garry Guce, MD, Kaufman
Grapevine Family Physicians, Grapevine
Harbor Heights Family Medicine, Rockwall
HealthFirst Heritage Trace, Keller
HealthFirst-Fossil Creek Clinic, Fort Worth
HealthFirst-Green Oaks Clinic, Fort Worth
HealthFirst-Internal Medicine, Azle
Highlands Medical Group, Arlington
Hoffman Family Practice Associates, Burleson
Inova Mesquite, Mesquite
Inova Richardson, Richardson
Internal Medicine of Addison, Addison
Internal Medicine Specialists Dallas, Dallas
John Obbink, Jr, MD, PA, Fort Worth
Judy Yates, MD, Denton
Keller Family Healthcare, Keller
Kevin McKinney, MD - Family Practice, Denton
Lake Worth Family Medicine and Women's Health Center, Fort Worth
Lakeside Family and Sports Medicine, Mabank
Launey Medical & Surgical Group, Dallas
Leading Edge Medicine, Grapevine
Lewisville Family and Urgent Care, Lewisville
M. Allison Hendrickson, DO, North Richland Hills
Main Street Family Physicians Frisco, Frisco
Mansfield Family Clinic, Mansfield
Mayfield Family Healthcare, Keller
McKinney Internal Medicine & Sports Medicine, McKinney
Medical Associates at Willow Park, Aledo
Medicine Associates of Kaufman, Kaufman
Medicine Associates of North Texas, Bedford
Mid Cities-Bedford, Bedford
Pat A. Thomas, DO, PA, Granbury
Plano Adult Medicine Group, Plano
Plano Medical Center, Plano
Primary Care and Internal Medicine of Frisco, Frisco
R. K. Stahlman II, DO, Mesquite
Red Oak Family & Pediatric Clinic, Red Oak
Richard Townsend, MD, Richardson
Saginaw Family Medicine, Saginaw
Scott A. Simms, MD, Denton
Stonebridge Internal Medicine, McKinney
Sunnyvale Medical Group, Sunnyvale
Tarrant County Internal Medicine, Fort Worth
Texas Family Primary Care, Fort Worth
Texas Health Adult and Senior Care, Dallas
Texas Internal Medicine Associates, Dallas
Texas Star Adult Medicine, Bedford
TienaHealth Medical Group, Irving
Timothy McGuire, MD, Denton
Trinity Marsh Medical Clinic, Dallas
Vista Ridge Family Physicians, Lewisville
Wheatland Medical Associates, Dallas
White Rock Adult Medicine Associates, Dallas

USMD Alliance Obstetrics and Gynecology, Arlington
USMD Alliance Primary Care, Fort Worth
USMD Arlington Cancer Center Urology, Arlington
USMD Arlington Incontinence Center, Arlington
USMD Arlington Men's Health, Arlington
USMD Arlington North Endocrinology, Irving
USMD Arlington North Obstetrics and Gynecology, Irving
USMD Arlington North Primary Care, Irving
USMD Arlington North Rheumatology, Irving
USMD Arlington North Urology, Arlington
USMD Arlington South Cardiology, Arlington
USMD Arlington South Obstetrics and Gynecology, Arlington
USMD Arlington South Primary Care, Arlington
USMD Burleson Primary Care, Burleson
USMD Burleson Rheumatology, Burleson
USMD Carrollton Family Medicine, Carrollton
USMD Carrollton Internal Medicine, Carrollton
USMD Carrollton Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Carrollton
USMD Carrollton North Internal Medicine, Carrollton
USMD Carrollton Trinity Urology, Carrollton
USMD Cleburne Primary Care, Cleburne
USMD Cleburne Urology, Cleburne
USMD Cross Roads Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cross Roads
USMD Cross Roads Pediatrics, Cross Roads
USMD Cross Roads Primary Care, Cross Roads
USMD Dallas North Primary Care, Dallas
USMD Denton North Endocrinology, Denton
USMD Denton North Obstetrics and Gynecology, Denton
USMD Denton North Primary Care, Denton
USMD Denton North Rheumatology, Denton
USMD Denton Primary Care, Denton
USMD Denton South Obstetrics and Gynecology, Denton
USMD Denton Urology, Denton
USMD Desoto Urology, Desoto
USMD Flower Mound Endocrinology, Flower Mound
USMD Flower Mound Obstetrics and Gynecology, Flower Mound
USMD Flower Mound Primary Care, Flower Mound
USMD Fort Worth Clinic Endocrinology, Fort Worth
USMD Fort Worth Clinic Primary Care, Fort Worth
USMD Fort Worth Clinic Rheumatology, Fort Worth
USMD Fort Worth Hogan Center OB-GYN, Fort Worth
USMD Fort Worth Hogan Center Primary Care, Fort Worth
USMD Fort Worth Incontinence Urology, Fort Worth
USMD Fort Worth Pediatric Urology, Fort Worth
USMD Fort Worth Southwest Primary Care, Fort Worth
USMD Fort Worth Terrell Urology, Fort Worth
USMD Frisco Primary Care, Frisco
USMD Frisco Rheumatology, Frisco
USMD Granbury Urology, Granbury
USMD Grand Prairie Urology, Grand Prairie
USMD Grapevine Urology, Grapevine
USMD Harris Southwest Urology, Fort Worth
USMD HEB Urology, Fort Worth
USMD Huguley Urology, Arlington
USMD Irving Urology, Irving
USMD Lake Worth Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lake Worth
USMD Lake Worth Primary Care, Lake Worth
USMD Las Colinas Cardiology, Irving
USMD Las Colinas Endocrinology, Irving
USMD Las Colinas MacArthur OB-GYN, Irving
USMD Las Colinas MacArthur Pediatrics, Irving
USMD Las Colinas MacArthur Primary Care, Irving
USMD Las Colinas Neurology, Irving
USMD Las Colinas Primary Care, Irving
USMD Las Colinas Rheumatology, Irving
USMD Las Colinas Specialty Care, Irving
USMD Las Colinas Urology, Irving
USMD Mansfield Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mansfield
USMD Mansfield Pediatrics, Mansfield
USMD Mansfield Urology, Mansfield
USMD Medical City Urology, Dallas
USMD Mid-Cities OB-GYN, Bedford
USMD Mid-Cities Primary Care, Bedford
USMD North Richland Hills OB-GYN, North Richland Hills
USMD North Richland Hills Primary Care, North Richland Hills
USMD North Richland Hills Urology, North Richland Hills
USMD Plano North Primary Care, Plano
USMD Plano Urology, Plano
USMD Plano West Primary Care, Plano
USMD Saginaw Primary Care, Saginaw
USMD Saginaw Rheumatology, Saginaw
USMD Saginaw Urology, Saginaw
USMD South Internal Medicine & Pediatric, Arlington
USMD South Internal Medicine & Pediatric Primary Care, Arlington
USMD Waxahachie Urology, Waxahachie
USMD Weatherford Urology, Weatherford

About TMF
TMF Health Quality Institute focuses on improving lives by improving the quality of health care through contracts with federal, state and local governments, as well as private organizations. For more than 40 years, TMF has helped health care providers and practitioners in a variety of settings improve care for their patients.

About Texas Medical Association
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 120 component county medical societies around the state. TMA's key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

About Texas Osteopathic Medical Association
TOMA promotes health care excellence for the people of Texas through advancing the philosophy and principles of osteopathic medicine. The state medical society representing osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students, TOMA supports DOs in providing accessible, high quality health care for all Texas patients.

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TMF Health Quality Institute
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TMF Health Quality Institute
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