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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which your body is unable to maintain a normal blood sugar (glucose) level.

  • Awards

    9 Awards

  • NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program
  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice Award
  • Bridges to Excellence: Cardiac Care Recognition Program Bridges to Excellence: Cardiac Care Recognition Program
  • NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award On-Time Doctor Award
  • Bridges to Excellence: Diabetes Care Recognition Program Bridges to Excellence: Diabetes Care Recognition Program
  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • First Health
  • BCBS North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare

Doctors in Burke Primary Care

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  • Nearby Doctors

    There are no Doctors within 50 miles of Morganton, NC that specialze in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Adolescent Medicine

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Ratings & Comments

88 ratings with 23 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Burke Primary Care when asked is excellent. Burke Primary Care has been reviewed by 88 patients. The rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Burke Primary Care as provided by patient reviews is 14 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Location

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103 Medical Heights Dr
Morganton, NC 28655

Specialties

5 specialties

  • Sports Medicine

    A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
    These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
    It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.

  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Adolescent Medicine

    Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

Doctors in Burke Primary Care

  • Dr. Martin T Gessner MD

    Internal Medicine

    Morganton, NC

    5.0
    (6)
  • Dr. Deborah H Waechter MD

    Family Medicine

    Morganton, NC

    5.0
    (1)
  • Dr. Stephen K Smith MD

    Family Medicine

    Morganton, NC

    4.7
    (5)
  • Dr. Timothy M Robinson MD

    Family Medicine

    Morganton, NC

    4.7
    (11)
  • Dr. Deborah H Davis MD

    Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine

    Morganton, NC

    4.6
    (12)
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of North Carolina
  • Medical College Of Georgia
  • West Virginia School Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Medical College Of Ga
  • Bowman Gray School Of Medicine
  • Ecu School Of Med
  • Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center
  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
  • Med Univ Sc
  • The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at Burke Primary Care. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Adolescent Medicine near Burke Primary Care Morganton, NC.

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

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