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Memorial Doctors Named Top Performers

Eight Lake Charles Memorial primary care doctors were recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, along with the World Hypertension League, who have 70 percent or more of their patients at goal for health quality measures to treat hypertension.

Blue Cross also recognized five Memorial physicians for meeting the program’s health goals tied to diabetes, vascular disease and chronic kidney disease. Physicians recognized in these categories are in thetop 10 percent of doctors in Louisiana.

Below are their names and the areas of medicine for which they were recognized.

Bryan Barootes, MD -- Hypertension, Diabetes
Louise Becnel, MD -- Hypertension, Diabetes
Brian Clements, MD -- Hypertension, Vascular Disease
Edward Hebert, MD -- Hypertension, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease
William Hebert, MD -- Hypertension, Diabetes, Vascular Disease
Mark Lafuria, MD -- Hypertension
Jason Langhofer, DO -- Hypertension
Micah Leleux, MD -- Hypertension

These physicians are part of Quality Blue Primary Care, Blue Cross’ program for patient-focused care that leads to better health results for customers. In this program, Blue Cross securely shares information based on its claims data with enrolled providers, so they can better understand their patients’ health histories and address their needs.

The Quality Blue program ties providers’ payment to performance, with financial incentives based on how well they help their Blue Cross patients obtain coordinated care, health coaching and more preventive treatment while working with them toward better outcomes.