MeritCare Providers Receive Diabetes Care Award

Thirty providers from MeritCare Medical Group received the North Dakota Diabetes Care Provider Achievement Award. Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, the award recognizes providers who have demonstrated excellent in managing their diabetes patients'care; 172 providers from throughout North Dakota received the award.

Thirty providers from MeritCare Medical Group received the North Dakota Diabetes Care Provider Achievement Award. Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, the award recognizes providers who have demonstrated excellent in managing their diabetes patients' care; 172 providers from
throughout North Dakota received the award.

Gold Award: Providers with four or more patients with diabetes and who met five of the five achievement goals in 2005 received the Gold award. They are: Robert Campbell, M.D., Moorhead; Heidi Twedt, M.D., Moorhead; Terry Peterson, P.A.-C., North Fargo; Mary Jo Lewis, M.D., Southpointe; Patrick Emery, M.D., Wahpeton; Suzanne Deschamps, M.D., Island Park; Gary Kennedy, M.D., Island Park; Janelle Sanda, M.D., Broadway.

Silver Award: Providers with four or more patients with diabetes and who met four of the five achievement goals in 2005 received the Silver award. They are: David Baumgardner, M.D., Southpointe; Sheryll Clapp, F.N.P.-C., Southpointe; Steven Clemenson, M.D., Broadway; Bruce Dahl, M.D., West Fargo; Steven Glunberg, M.D., North Fargo; Katherine Hall, M.D., Broadway; James Halvorson, M.D., Wahpeton; Erik Holten, M.D., Broadway; John Ladwig, M.D., Moorhead; Donald Martindale, M.D., Moorhead; James Mehus, M.D., Mayville; Garry Mislan, M.D., Wahpeton; Corey Nyhus, M.D., Perham; Bhanu Odedra-Mistry, M.D., Southpointe; Jeremiah Penn, M.D., Mayville; Janell Powell, M.D., Detroit Lakes; Christina Rostad, M.D., Southpointe; Debra Schell, M.D., Southpointe; Jeanne Unterseher, F.N.P.-C,, Mayville; Robert Wells, M.D., Jamestown; Ronald Wiisanen, M.D., Island Park.