94 Texas Physician Practices Honored

94 Texas Physician Practices Honored for Progress in Patient Care Strategies

TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award recognizes effective care management and preventive health services

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Emilie Fennell
Director, Communications and External Relations

Rachel Jordan-Shuss
Communications Specialist
TMF Health Quality Institute

Austin, Texas – Oct. 25, 2017 – More than 90 physician practices throughout Texas have received a 2017 TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award for improving patient outcomes while applying innovative strategies to advance quality health care.

Presented by TMF Health Quality Institute, Texas Medical Association and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, the award recognizes physician practices that have exemplary performance on nationally tracked measures for preventive care and chronic care management and effectively use technology and data systems to deliver high-quality care.

“These physician practices are setting standards for providing care that is effective, reliable and patient-focused,” said Steven L. Gates, DO, FACOI, chair of the TMF board of trustees. “Their leadership in process improvement is helping to transform health care and creating better outcomes for their patients.”

Award recipients demonstrate improvements in key clinical areas, such as hypertension control, influenza immunization, diabetes management and cancer screenings. They also actively incorporate health information technology and strategies to promote patient engagement and improve the patient experience.

The award criteria align with goals established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to create more efficient, patient-centered health care systems while promoting the prevention of chronic disease.

“Quality improvement can be challenging and exciting, especially when it involves new technologies and processes,” said Ghassan F. Salman, MD, MBA, MPH, FACP, chair of the Texas Medical Association Council on Health Care Quality. “These physician leaders are taking steps that will lead to better quality care for all.”

To be considered for the award, practices submitted an online application demonstrating their performance on quality measures and their participation in nationwide initiatives to prevent and treat chronic disease. Applicants were evaluated for outcomes and activities in calendar year 2016.

“We value the work these providers are doing to bring quality, coordinated care to patients,” said Steve Bander, DO, president of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association board of trustees. “Their dedication and commitment is making our Texas communities healthier.”

About the TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award
TMF Health Quality Institute, Texas Medical Association and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association collaborated to introduce the TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award Program in 2012 to recognize high-performing physician practices committed to improving clinical measures. TMF has since expanded the program to include practices in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico, and has partnered with the respective medical associations in these states and territory to recognize physician practices. These partners include the Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians and Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association, Oklahoma State Medical Association and Oklahoma Osteopathic Association and the Puerto Rico Medical Association.

Any physician practice in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico or Texas with one or more licensed physicians providing care for Medicare patients is eligible to participate in the TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award program. The data reporting period for the next award program begins January 2018 and continues through December 2018. TMF will accept online applications demonstrating clinical measures from this time period in the spring of 2019.

The 94 honored Texas physician practices are listed below. For more information, visit

Abigail Rios Barrera, MD, PA dba Total Family Health Care, San Antonio
Abreu Adult Clinic, Mission
Carlos Campos, MD, PA, New Braunfels
Carrie Burns, MD, Baytown
Donna Medical Clinic, PA, Donna
Family Health Center of Mission, Mission
Hill Country Medical Associates, New Braunfels
Lone Star Circle of Care, Georgetown
Marcos Medical Care, San Antonio
Medical Center Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of Houston, PLLC, Houston
Memorial Hermann – Physicians at Sugar Creek, Sugar Land
North Texas Kidney Disease Associates, Lewisville
Rio Grande Medicine, Harlingen
Stephanie H Garcia, MD, PA, Harlingen
Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists, Dallas

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Cinco Ranch, Katy
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Clear Lake, 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 – 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 – Sienna Plantation, Missouri City
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, Houston
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – St. Luke’s Medical Tower, Houston
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Summer Creek (Humble), Humble
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Tanglewood, Houston
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – The Vintage, Houston
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – The Woodlands, The Woodlands

Southeast Texas Medical Associates (SETMA)
SETMA I, Beaumont
SETMA II, Beaumont
SETMA Lumberton, Lumberton
SETMA Mark Wilson Clinic, Beaumont
SETMA Nederland/Port Arthur, Nederland
SETMA Orange, Orange

Texas Health Resources
AIM for Wellness, Plano
AIM for Wellness Mid-Cities, Bedford
Arlington Internal Medicine Group, Arlington
Arlington Medical Clinic, Arlington
Ashford Family Medicine, Denton
Barbara A Birdwell, MD, Fort Worth
Benchmark Family Medicine, Rowlett
Carrollton Family Physicians, Carrollton
Central Fort Worth Adult Medicine, Fort Worth
Cityview Family Physicians, Fort Worth
Cornerstone Family & Sports Medicine, Keller
Dallas Adult Medicine, Dallas
Dallas Specialty Center-Adult Medicine, Dallas
David M Beyer, DO, Fort Worth
Denton Internal Medicine Associates, Denton
Dhingra Internal Medicine, Euless
Eastlake Primary Care, Dallas
Family Centered Medical Group, Fort Worth
Family Medical Center of Southwest, Fort Worth
First Family Care, Keller
Flower Mound Health Associates, Flower Mound
Grapevine Family Physicians, Grapevine
Harbor Heights Family Medicine, Rockwall
HealthFirst-Internal Medicine, Azle
HealthFirst-Internal Medicine-Morrison, Azle
Highland Family Medical Center, Lewisville
Inova Richardson, Richardson
Internal Medicine of Denton, Denton
John Obbink, Jr, MD, PA, Fort Worth
Jose Burbano, MD and Associates, Carrollton
Judy Yates, MD, Denton
Kevin McKinney, MD Family Practice, Denton
Lake Cities Medical Center, Hickory Creek
Lakecrest Medical, Rowlett
Lakeside Family and Sports Medicine, Mabank
Launey Medical & Surgical Group, Dallas
Leading Edge Medicine, Grapevine
Lifetime Family Medicine, Flower Mound
Linda I Parker, MD, Allen
Main Street Family Physicians Frisco, Frisco
Mayfield Family Healthcare, Keller
McKinney Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine, McKinney
Medicine Associates of Kaufman, Kaufman
Medicine Associates of North Texas, Bedford
Metro Medical, Arlington
Plano Adult Medicine Group, Plano
Preston Hollow Internal Medicine, Dallas
Primary Care and Internal Medicine of Frisco, Frisco
R K Stahlman II, DO, Mesquite
Talbot Family Medicine, Denton
Texas Health Adult and Senior Care, Dallas
Texas Internal Medicine Associates, Dallas
Texas Star Adult Medicine, Bedford
West Plano Internal Medicine, Plano
White Rock Adult Medicine Associates, Dallas

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 50,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. The TMA Council on Health Care Quality establishes policy on the topics of quality improvement, patient safety, performance-based measurement and value-based payment models.

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.