IU Health La Porte Physician receives national honor for excellence in diabetic care
An IU Health La Porte Release
La Porte, IN–The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association announced Joseph Arulandu, MD, received honors from the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program for providing expert care to patients with diabetes.
Dr. Arulandu has received this three-year status consecutively since 2006. He is the only physician in La Porte and Porter counties to have received this honor.
The program was designed to improve the quality of care patients with diabetes receive by recognizing physicians who deliver quality diabetes care, and by motivating other physicians to document and improve delivery of diabetes care. To receive the honor, Dr. Arulandu submitted data demonstrating he meets the program’s key diabetes care measures, including: eye exams, blood pressure tests, nutrition therapy and patient satisfaction, among others. These measures, according to NCQA, ensure people with diabetes receive quality care and are less likely to suffer complications such as heart attacks, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputations.
Dr. Arulandu is board certified in internal medicine and lipidology. He welcomes patients at Indiana University Health La Porte Physicians Primary Care at Johnson Road Internal Medicine, 7002 W. Johnson Rd. in La Porte. To schedule an appointment, call 219.325.0604 or 219.874.3700.