Quality Blue Primary Care Top Performers 2018-19

At the 2018 Quality Blue Primary Care (QBPC) Statewide Collaborative on Nov. 1, 2018, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana recognized doctors and clinics in the program with the highest scores on the program’s clinical quality measurements for the program’s four targeted chronic conditions – diabetes, hypertension, vascular disease and chronic kidney disease.

Top-Performing Clinics

For the third year in a row, The Family Doctors (Shreveport) won the 2018 Highest Overall Performance award, achieving the highest average score throughout the program year on the four healthcare quality measures and three efficiency measures that track how well a practice is reducing the use of unnecessary services.

Four clinics in the Greater New Orleans area earned the highest scores for the 2018 program year on Quality Blue’s clinical quality measures for improving the health of their patients who have the four targeted chronic conditions:

  • Highest Achievement in Diabetes Care: East Jefferson – Lakeview, Dr. Lindsay Ford (New Orleans)
  • Highest Achievement in Hypertension Care: East Jefferson Primary Care, Dr. Nicole Giambrone (Metairie)
  • Highest Achievement in Vascular Care: LCMC Touro: Louapre, Kokemor, Sarrat & Braedt (New Orleans)
  • Highest Achievement in Kidney Care: East Jefferson Primary Care, Dr. Nicole Giambrone (Metairie)

Top-Performing Physicians

Blue Cross also recognized primary care doctors from around the state for achieving top scores on the clinical quality measures for treating their patients with the four targeted chronic conditions.
Three physicians earned Top Performer honors in all four chronic suites:

  • Dr. Nicole Giambrone (East Jefferson Primary Care)
  • Dr. John Kokemor (LCMC Touro: Louapre, Kokemor, Sarrat & Braedt)
  • Dr. Gerald Mouton (GSQN Southwest LA)
All 2018-19 Top Performers are listed below by region and clinic, with the chronic condition(s) for which they are recognized for optimal care beside their names:
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  1. Michael Hayward (Hypertension)
  2. Charles Morgan (Hypertension)

Bossier Family Medicine

  1. Michael Angelo (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  2. Patrick Deere (Hypertension)
  3. William Maranto (Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Disease)
  4. Robert Saucier (Hypertension)
  5. Ashley Sommerhalder (Hypertension)
  6. Joseph Tynes (Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Disease)

Green Clinic

  1. Terry Gardner (Hypertension)
  2. Holly Kidd (Hypertension)
  3. Kenneth Metoyer (Hypertension)

Highland Clinic – Shreveport

  1. Roan Flenniken (Hypertension)
  2. Paul Rushing (Hypertension)

Kerry L. Anders, M.D.

  1. Kerry Anders (Hypertension)

Ochsner Health Network - Christus Physicians Group

  1. Jode Burgin (Hypertension)
  2. Lori Gallaher (Hypertension)
  3. Nadia Gomes (Hypertension)
  4. Joanna Holton (Hypertension)
  5. Susan Kemp (Hypertension)
  6. Peter Milder (Hypertension)
  7. Donna Wyatt (Hypertension, Diabetes)

Shreveport Internal Medicine

  1. Mark Brown (Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Disease)
  2. Richard Haynie (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  3. Craig Miller (Hypertension)
  4. Eric Smith (Hypertension, Diabetes)

St. Francis Physicians

  1. Clyde Elliott (Hypertension)
  2. Ronald Hubbard (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  3. Darshan Patel (Hypertension, Kidney Disease)

The Family Doctors – Shreveport

  1. Marion Cash (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  2. Mary Eskander (Hypertension)
  3. Ross Hamic (Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease)
  4. Ellie Hudnall (Hypertension)
  5. Katie Kerr (Hypertension)
  6. Ann Landry (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  7. Timothy Mathis (Hypertension)
  8. Sherin Mercer (Hypertension)
  9. Charles Patton (Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease)

West Monroe Family Clinic

  1. Tommy Banks (Hypertension)
  2. Erin Breard (Hypertension)
  3. Mark Dollar (Hypertension)
  4. Joe Henry (Hypertension)
  5. Steven McMahan (Hypertension, Diabetes)

Willis Knighton Physician Network

  1. Pierre Blanchard (Hypertension)
  2. Russell Shane Carr (Hypertension)
  3. Mary Crow (Hypertension)
  4. Randy Del Mundo (Hypertension)
  5. Larry Flake (Hypertension)
  6. Scott Harrington (Hypertension)
  7. Robert Hernandez (Hypertension)
  8. James Jackson (Hypertension)
  9. Huan Le (Hypertension)
  10. Dianna Lim (Hypertension)
  11. Kennedy Lim (Hypertension)
  12. Jason Milligan (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  13. Daniel Moller (Hypertension)
  14. Wendy Moses (Hypertension)
  15. Lillian Nelson (Diabetes)
  16. Timothy Nicholls (Hypertension)
  17. April Palmer (Hypertension)
  18. Susan Seiler-Smith (Hypertension)
  19. Susan Michelle Self (Hypertension)
  20. James Thompson (Hypertension)
  21. Ariel Ton (Diabetes)
  22. Karen Walker (Hypertension)
  23. Clint Wilson (Hypertension, Kidney Disease)
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Baton Rouge Clinic

  1. I. Joseph Albergamo (Hypertension)
  2. Frank Alvarez III (Hypertension)
  3. Christina Austin (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  4. Kevin Babin (Hypertension)
  5. Allison Barbin (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  6. Ashley Bordelon (Hypertension)
  7. Harold Brandt (Hypertension)
  8. Zackary Bruce (Hypertension)
  9. Casey Carlisle (Hypertension)
  10. Richard Cooley (Hypertension)
  11. Jewell Crockett (Hypertension)
  12. Donald Doucet (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  13. Kristen Ducote (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  14. Lara Falcon (Hypertension)
  15. Codey Fontenot (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  16. David Wayne Fontenot (Hypertension)
  17. Jennifer Greeson (Hypertension)
  18. Rachel Gruner (Hypertension)
  19. Maureen Jones (Hypertension)
  20. Roy Kadair (Hypertension)
  21. Jeffrey Kahn (Hypertension)
  22. Adrian Landry (Hypertension)
  23. Joseph Larriviere (Hypertension)
  24. T. Richard Lieux (Hypertension)
  25. Wesley Penn (Hypertension)
  26. Michael Rolfsen (Hypertension)
  27. Kristen Talbot (Hypertension)
  28. Rebecca Treuil (Hypertension)
  29. Vincent Tumminello (Hypertension)
  30. Edmund Vinci (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  31. Eric Waguespack (Hypertension)
  32. J. David West (Hypertension)

Baton Rouge General Physicians

  1. Donnie Batie (Hypertension)
  2. Timothy Bella (Hypertension, Kidney Disease)
  3. Shavaun Cotton (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  4. Henry Dixon (Hypertension)
  5. Brad Gaspard (Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Disease)
  6. Stacy Jones (Hypertension)
  7. April McCulloh (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  8. Stephen McCulloh (Hypertension)
  9. Tarisha Mixon (Hypertension)
  10. Lauren Moore (Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Disease)
  11. Vincent Nguyen (Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease)
  12. Philip Padgett (Hypertension)
  13. Desi Valentine (Hypertension)
  14. Vasanthi Vinayagam (Hypertension,
  15. Darakhshan Wahid (Hypertension)
  16. Amanda Watts (Hypertension)
  17. Robert Wood (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  18. Michael Yorek (Hypertension, Diabetes)

Ochsner – Baton Rouge

  1. Derek Anderson (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  2. Chad Braden (Hypertension)
  3. Jeryl Breaux (Hypertension)
  4. Tiffany Davis (Hypertension)
  5. Timothy Duke (Hypertension)
  6. Timothy Durel (Hypertension)
  7. Frank Guidry (Hypertension)
  8. Angela Harris (Hypertension)
  9. Keith Holmes (Hypertension)
  10. Susan McNamara (Hypertension)
  11. Larry Montgomery (Hypertension)
  12. Kristin Morvant (Hypertension)
  13. Shilpa Reddy (Hypertension)
  14. Edward Sledge Jr. (Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease)

Ochsner -- Denham Springs

  1. Daniela Cardoza (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  2. Arif Qureshi (Hypertension)
  3. Brian Schulte (Hypertension)
  4. Cheree Wheeler-Duke (Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Disease)

Ochsner Medical Complex – Iberville

  1. Jason Schrock (Hypertension)

Ochsner -- Prairieville

  1. William Baird (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  2. Kodi Crisp Coleman (Hypertension)
  3. Melissa Love (Hypertension)

Our Lady of the Lake Physicians

  1. Lauren Barfield (Hypertension)
  2. Leo Blaize (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  3. Miguel Culasso (Hypertension)
  4. J. Renee Daigle (Hypertension)
  5. Herschel Dean (Hypertension)
  6. Robert Dean (Hypertension)
  7. Michael Green (Hypertension)
  8. Brian Gremillion (Hypertension)
  9. Charles Halliburton (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  10. Brian Higgins (Hypertension)
  11. Myles Jaynes (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  12. Jeri Johnson (Hypertension)
  13. Brian LeBlanc (Hypertension)
  14. Carl McLemore (Hypertension)
  15. Bradley Meek (Hypertension)
  16. Louis Montelaro (Hypertension, Kidney Disease)
  17. Katherine Pearce (Hypertension)
  18. Paul Rachal (Hypertension)
  19. Michele Salassi (Hypertension)
  20. Carol Smothers-Swift (Hypertension)
  21. Durwin Walker (Hypertension)
  22. Matthew Walker (Hypertension)

St. Elizabeth Physicians

  1. Paul Aguillard (Hypertension)
  2. Michael Bodin (Hypertension)
  3. James D’Antoni (Hypertension)
  4. Brandi Fontenot (Hypertension)
  5. John Fraiche (Hypertension)
  6. Shawn Hall (Hypertension)
  7. Michel Hirsch (Hypertension)
  8. Brian Lindenmayer (Hypertension)
  9. Thomas Perkins (Hypertension)
  10. Jean Saunders (Hypertension)
  11. Glenn Schexnayder (Hypertension)
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GSQN – East Jefferson Chapter

  1. Frederick Dantagnan (Hypertension)
  2. Lindsay Ford (Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Disease)
  3. Nicole Giambrone (Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease, Kidney Disease)
  4. Jessica Gilbert (Hypertension)
  5. Michael Hulin (Hypertension)
  6. David Klibert (Hypertension)
  7. Brian Naccari (Hypertension, Vascular Disease, Kidney Disease)
  8. Robert Pollock (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  9. Kevin Russ (Hypertension)
  10. Lenito Sinay (Hypertension)
  11. David St. Germain (Hypertension)
  12. Ka-Yan Tong (Hypertension)

Haydel Family Practice

  1. Richard Haydel (Hypertension)
  2. Scott Haydel (Hypertension)
  3. Matthew Watkins (Hypertension)

LCMC – Touro Chapter

  1. Jennifer Bertsch (Hypertension)
  2. Bonnie Boyd (Hypertension)
  3. Gary Braedt (Hypertension)
  4. John Kokemor (Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease, Kidney Disease)
  5. Christopher Lege (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  6. Rene Louapre III (Hypertension)
  7. Meredith Maxwell (Hypertension)
  8. Stephanie Sarrat (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)

LCMC – West Jefferson Chapter

  1. Lakisha Bastian (Hypertension)
  2. Cherie Drez-Bragg (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  3. Joseph Imseis (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  4. Patricia Jackson (Hypertension)
  5. Daniel Lucio (Hypertension)
  6. Evelyn Magsino Bacuta (Hypertension)
  7. William Newman (Hypertension)
  8. Christopher Richards (Hypertension)
  9. Sandra Spedale (Hypertension)
  10. James Theis (Hypertension)

North Oaks Physician Group

  1. Brandi Basso (Hypertension)
  2. Gayle Beyl (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  3. Charles Ducombs (Hypertension)
  4. Joseph Heneghan (Hypertension)
  5. William Plunkett (Hypertension)
  6. Herbert Robinson (Hypertension)
  7. Felix Torres (Hypertension)
  8. Susan Zacharia (Hypertension)

Northlake Medicine and Wellness Center

  1. Tania Levi (Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease)

Northshore Family Medical Center

  1. Michael Casey (Hypertension)

Ochsner Abita Springs

  1. Beth Evans (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  2. James Fitzpatrick (Hypertension, Vascular Care)
  3. Richelle Schiro (Hypertension)

Ochsner Algiers

  1. Wanda Robinson (Hypertension)

Ochsner Baptist Internal Medicine

  1. Karen Blessey (Hypertension)
  2. David Brown (Hypertension)
  3. Samuel Danna (Hypertension)
  4. Patricia Gendusa (Hypertension)
  5. Kristina Raveendran (Hypertension)

Ochsner Belle Chasse

  1. Nadja Jones (Hypertension)
  2. Jake Rodi (Hypertension)

Ochsner -- Covington

  1. Gurpal Benning (Hypertension)
  2. Troy Davis (Hypertension)
  3. William Ellerbe (Hypertension)
  4. Kevin Plaisance (Hypertension, Kidney Disease)
  5. Mary Smith (Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease)

Ochsner Family Medicine Clinic (Raceland)

  1. Andre Duplantis (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  2. Megan Hartman (Hypertension)
  3. Jack Heidenreich (Hypertension)
  4. Michael Marcello (Hypertension)
  5. Mohammed Nawaz (Hypertension)

Ochsner Health Center (Destrehan)

  1. Deanna Elsea (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  2. Monica Williams (Hypertension)

Ochsner Health Center (LaPlace)

  1. Colin Bailey (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)

Ochsner Health Center (St. Bernard)

  1. John Thien (Hypertension)

Ochsner Jefferson Place

  1. Janet Cook (Hypertension)
  2. Christopher Guarisco (Hypertension)
  3. Karen Muratore (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)

Ochsner – Lakeview

  1. Leandro Area (Hypertension)
  2. Tara Berner (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  3. Sarah Holt (Hypertension)

Ochsner LaPalco

  1. Craig Ehrensing (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  2. Whitney Hardy (Hypertension)
  3. Oliver Mollere (Hypertension)
  4. Khoa Nguyen (Hypertension)
  5. Laura Nicosia (Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease)
  6. Dianna Phan (Hypertension)

Ochsner -- Mandeville

  1. Erin Conlin (Hypertension)
  2. Lauren Elder (Hypertension)
  3. Daniel Jens (Hypertension)
  4. Ronald Kluchin (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)

Ochsner Medical Center (Elmwood)

  1. Matthew McQueen (Hypertension)
  2. Joseph Miceli III (Hypertension, Kidney Disease)

Ochsner Medical Center (Kenner)

  1. Mirza Baig (Hypertension)
  2. Kiran Chava (Hypertension)
  3. Rafael Cortes Moran (Hypertension)
  4. Brandi Jones (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  5. Jayesh Madrecha (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  6. Mehul Sheth (Hypertension)
  7. Victoria Smith (Hypertension, Diabetes)

Ochsner Medical Center (Lockport)

  1. Sarah Knight (Hypertension)

Ochsner Metairie

  1. Michael Davis (Hypertension)
  2. Janine Ferrier (Hypertension)
  3. Dwight Green (Hypertension)
  4. Brian Helmstetter (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  5. Richard Imsais (Hypertension)
  6. Ryan Lee (Hypertension)
  7. Joellen Plunkett Kasparek (Hypertension)

Ochsner -- New Orleans

  1. Leslie Blake (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  2. Jennifer Braaten (Hypertension
  3. James Bragg, Jr. (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  4. Joseph Breault (Hypertension)
  5. Christie Degrange (Hypertension)
  6. Evan Dvorin (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  7. Nona Epstein (Hypertension)
  8. Sara Fernandez (Hypertension)
  9. Steven Granier (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  10. Robin Ivester (Hypertension)
  11. Kristin Johnson (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  12. Rebecca Jones (Hypertension)
  13. Lora Langefels (Hypertension)
  14. Gloria Leary (Hypertension)
  15. Jennifer May (Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease)
  16. Mary McCormick (Hypertension)
  17. Le Nguyen (Hypertension)
  18. Lisa Richards (Hypertension)
  19. James Stoll (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  20. James Tebbe Jr. (Hypertension)
  21. Mary Yu (Hypertension)

Ochsner Physician Partners

  1. Robin Dale (Hypertension)
  2. Chaillie Daniel (Hypertension)
  3. Timothy Lindsey (Hypertension)
  4. Clinton Sharp (Hypertension, Vascular Disease, Kidney Disease)
  5. Shibu Varughese (Hypertension)

Ochsner Physician Partners – Slidell Memorial Hospital Family Medicine

  1. Rory Duffour (Hypertension)
  2. Christy Graves (Hypertension)
  3. Linda McElveen (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  4. Christopher Miller (Hypertension)
  5. Sanjay Raina (Hypertension)

Ochsner – Slidell

  1. Raymond Baez (Hypertension)
  2. Amy Hammons (Hypertension)
  3. Julia Havlovic (Hypertension)
  4. Darrin Jackson (Hypertension)
  5. James Newcomb (Hypertension)
  6. Robert Taylor (Hypertension)

Ochsner – St. Charles Parish Hospital Physicians

  1. Tlaloc Alferez (Hypertension)

Ochsner - STQN

  1. Charles Baier (Hypertension)
  2. Libeau Berthelot (Hypertension)
  3. Robert Brinkman II (Hypertension)
  4. Christopher Foret (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  5. Shannon Haas (Hypertension)
  6. Mark James (Hypertension)
  7. Glen Kesler (Hypertension)
  8. Nathalie Mascherpa-Kerkow (Hypertension)
  9. Ralph Millet Jr. (Hypertension)

Ochsner Tangipahoa

  1. Michael Dunn (Hypertension)
  2. Ted Hudspeth (Hypertension)
  3. Gerald Sparks (Hypertension)

Tulane University Medical Group

  1. Terry Cummings (Hypertension)
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Bryan A. LeBean Sr.

  1. Bryan LeBean Sr. (Hypertension)

Cenla Family Medicine Associates

  1. Michael Buck (Hypertension)
  2. Darrell Hutson (Hypertension)
  3. Michael Screpetis (Hypertension)

Cypress Clinic Management

  1. Kenneth Thomas (Hypertension, Diabetes)

Darrin Menard, M.D.

  1. Darrin D. Menard (Hypertension)

Family Care Center of Southwest LA

  1. Jody George (Hypertension)

Family Clinic, Inc. (Opelousas)

  1. Michael Basile (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  2. Laura Braham (Hypertension)
  3. Kevin Guillory (Hypertension)
  4. Latonya Kelly (Hypertension)

Family Medicine Clinic of New Iberia

  1. George Cousin (Hypertension)
  2. Jose Mata (Hypertension, Kidney Disease)

Hamilton Medical Group

  1. Francine Manuel (Hypertension)

GSQN – Southwest Louisiana

  1. Bryan Barootes (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  2. Louise Becnel (Hypertension)
  3. Craig Broussard (Hypertension)
  4. Brian Clements (Hypertension)
  5. Brian Gamborg (Hypertension)
  6. Stewart Greathouse (Hypertension)
  7. Ashley Greenman (Hypertension)
  8. Edward Hebert (Hypertension)
  9. William Hebert (Hypertension)
  10. Susan Ieyoub (Hypertension)
  11. Percival Kane (Hypertension)
  12. Mark Lafuria (Hypertension)
  13. Jason Langhofer (Hypertension, Kidney Disease)
  14. Alan Lebato (Hypertension)
  15. Micah Leleux (Hypertension)
  16. Ronal Lewis (Hypertension)
  17. Gerald Mouton (Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease, Kidney Disease)
  18. Tuananh Pham (Diabetes)
  19. Cristian Romero (Diabetes)
  20. Michael Seep (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)

Imperial Health

  1. Yoko Broussard (Hypertension)
  2. John Digiglia (Hypertension)
  3. Benjamin Fontenot (Hypertension, Vascular Disease)
  4. Andres Guillermo (Hypertension)
  5. Thomas LeBeau (Hypertension)
  6. Jason Morris (Hypertension)
  7. Keane O’Neal (Hypertension)
  8. Arthur Primeaux (Hypertension)
  9. Melissa Rasberry (Hypertension)
  10. Steve Springer (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  11. Brian Wilder (Hypertension)

Lafayette Internal Medicine Clinic, LLC

  1. Bradley Dowden (Hypertension)
  2. Britni Hebert (Hypertension)
  3. Melanie Mier (Hypertension)
  4. Gregory Riggs (Hypertension, Diabetes)

Lahasky Medical Clinic

  1. Ronald Lahasky (Hypertension)

Lechtenberg and Foret, LLC

  1. Ryan Foret (Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease)
  2. Keith Lechtenberg (Hypertension, Vascular Disease, Kidney Disease)

Ochsner Health Network – Lafayette General Hospital Physicians

  1. Michael Alexander (Hypertension)
  2. Debra Durham (Hypertension)
  3. Milton Jolivette (Hypertension)
  4. Fallon McManus (Hypertension)
  5. Juan Perez-Ruiz (Hypertension)
  6. Cassandra Pillette (Hypertension, Diabetes)
  7. Leslie Sizemore (Hypertension)
  8. Angela Snow (Hypertension)
  9. Michelle Taylor (Hypertension)
  10. Thomas Voitier (Hypertension)

Our Lady of Lourdes Physicians

  1. Kelly Cahill (Hypertension)
  2. Gene Callais, Jr. (Hypertension)
  3. Christopher Foti (Hypertension)
  4. Ashley Guy (Hypertension)
  5. James Mwatibo (Hypertension)
  6. Kenneth Spiller (Hypertension)
  7. Kathryn Strother (Hypertension)