Dr. Naresh Menezes & Dr. Lakshmi Menezes Achieve Level 3 Recognition Status for Patient-Centered Medical Home

May 09, 2017

Access Health Care Physicians® is proud to announce that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has stated that Naresh Menezes, MD, and Lakshmi Menezes, MD, have achieved NCQA Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participative relationships.

The office of Dr. Naresh Menezes and Lakshmi Menezes is located at 10494 Northcliffe Boulevard, Spring Hill, FL 34608. Call 352-686-3991 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Naresh Menezes is board certified in internal medicine and received his medical degree from St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India, in 1989. He served as a resident physician in the intensive care unit at Holy Spirit Hospital in Bombay, India, 1991 – 1992. In 1992 Dr. Menezes began his internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He completed his fellowship in infectious disease at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. Dr. Menezes is also involved in public healthcare and has been affiliated with the HIV clinic at the Hernando County Health Department since 2005.

Dr. Lakshmi Menezes is board certified in internal medicine and is an affiliate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She began her medical education in 1986 at Kilpauk Medical College of Medicine & Surgery at the University of Madras in Madras, India. She was awarded the gold medal for proficiency in social and preventive medicine in 1992. In 1993 Dr. Menezes began her internal medicine internship and residency at St. Luke/Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and between 1998 and 2002 she was Medical Director at Coplin Memorial Health Center in Elizabeth, West Virginia. Dr. Menezes’ clinical services include preventive and periodic healthcare diagnosis and treatment of most chronic medical and subacute illnesses, minor surgical procedures, interpretation of EKGs and blood tests.

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs and can improve patient and provider-reported experiences of care.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Drs. Menezes has the tools, systems, and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Dr. Naresh and Lakshmi Menezes demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

Attached photo: The office staff and physicians of the practice of Drs. Naresh and Lakshmi Menezes pose with their recognition. Front row left to right: Luz Santana (Medical Assistant), Arlene Scala (Admin Assistant), Stephanie Giddions (Team Lead), Dr. Lakshmi Menezes, Mary Ferguson, ARNP. Back row left to right: Daren Delcampo (Medical Assistant), Dr. Naresh Menezes, Jessi-Lynn Jones (Admin Assistant), Jessica Lyons (Admin Assistant), Rosa Adele (Admin Assistant)

About Access Health Care Physicians, LLC: Access Health Care Physicians, LLC is a multi-service medical practice consisting of over 175 healthcare providers and over 915 employees at more than 110 locations throughout Florida. Our healthcare professionals provide a wide range of services not only in our offices but within patients’ homes. Yes, we make house calls.

Our medical services include:

  • Comprehensive Diabetes Care Clinic
  • Blood Draws
  • Holter Monitor
  • Physical Therapy and Rehab
  • Vascular Study
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Echocardiogram/EKG
  • Carotid Doppler
  • Venous Doppler
  • Arterial Doppler
  • Ultrasound
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Anodyne Treatment
  • Treatment of injuries resulting from automobile accidents including soft tissue injuries

Access Health Care Physicians, LLC main office is located at 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Florida 34606. For more information call 352-688-8116 or go to www.accesshealthcarellc.net

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