HMH Physician Group: Primary Care chosen to participate in Kentucky Diabetes Learning Collaborative

The HMH Physician Group: Primary Care practice was chosen to participate in the Kentucky Diabetes Learning Collaborative (DLC) funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The practice was chosen by UK Healthcare’s Regional Extension Center, the Kentucky Department of Public Health and the Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The HMH Physician Group: Primary Care office was one of 10 practices chosen for the collaboration. The project will begin in May of 2021.

The goal of the Diabetes Learning Collaborative is to assist healthcare organizations improve health outcomes in people with diabetes, by adopting established care practices and structures. Targeted clinical goals for patients will include improvement in glycemic and blood pressure control. Other areas targeted will be Diabetes Self-management Education and Support (DSMES) referrals, the establishment of bi-directional referral processes with DSMES providers, and other evidence-based care practices. The structure for this collaborative learning will be based on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Breakthrough Series.

“We are very excited that the HMH Physician Group: Primary Care practice has been selected to participate in an innovative collaboration for patients with diabetes. Their selection speaks to the important role these providers have in the care of our community, and to the level of expertise that they have consistently demonstrated,” said Dr. Stephen Toadvine, CEO of Harrison Memorial Hospital.   “Diabetes is a major public health challenge.  Our participation in this new grant funded by the CDC should be a real benefit to HMH and to our patients.”

The HMH Physician Group: Primary Care office is located at 439 East Pleasant Street in Cynthiana, KY. Providers in the office include Dr. Shane Gainey, HMH Family Medicine physician; Dr. Steve Neus, HMH Family Medicine physician; Daniel Klaber, HMH Primary Care Nurse Practitioner; Dixie Stone, HMH Primary Care Physician Assistant; and Eugonda Fryman, HMH Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Fryman is also a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. A Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in diabetes prevention, prediabetes, and diabetes management.

The HMH Physician Group: Primary Care is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, please call (859) 234-4494.