MDwise recognizes Indiana medical professionals for outstanding quality and service

INDIANAPOLIS – MDwise, Indiana’s only nonprofit health insurance company focused on serving uninsured and underserved Hoosiers, recently honored 18 medical professionals and provider offices with Star Performer Awards. The professionals received this recognition for going above and beyond to provide high levels of quality and service to patients.
· ABC Pediatrics, PC – 6750 Calumet Avenue in Hammond
· Adel Bichir, M.D. – 1914 W. Street in New Albany
· Michael Engle, M.D. – 817 Trail Ridge in Albion
· Eskenazi Health Center Pecar, 6940 Michigan Road in Indianapolis
· Family Medicine Center – 611 E. Douglas Road in Mishawaka
· Foundations Family Medicine – 25 W. Main Street in Austin
· Franciscan St. Margaret Hammond Family Services – 5530 Hohman Avenue in Hammond
· Gandhi Medical Center PC – 2727 Highway Avenue in Highland
· Indiana Health Center (IHC) Kokomo – 3118 S. Lafountain in Kokomo
· IU Methodist Family Medicine Center – 1520 Senate Avenue in Indianapolis
· Midwest Child and Adolescent Specialty Group, P.C. – 1310 E. Davis Drive in Terre Haute
· Noel Primary Care – 649 S. Buffalo Street in Warsaw
· Trudy Perry, RT, St. Vincent Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center – 8414 Naab Road in Indianapolis
· Nasir Shamsi, M.D. – 6933 Kennedy Avenue in Hammond
· Joanne Smith, M.D., St.Vincent Medical Group – 310 Medical Drive in Carmel
· St.Vincent Dunn Hospital – 2415 Mitchell Road in Bedford
· Wayne County Health Department Nursing Division – 203 E. Main Street in Richmond
“These offices and individuals are a wonderful representation of the quality service our providers give their communities and we are proud to have a partnership with her,” said Caroline Carney Doebbeling, chief medical officer of MDwise. “The Star Performer Award allows us to recognize the providers in our network who go above and beyond to provide a high level of service to our members.”
MDwise sought out specific criteria when selecting the Star Performer honorees, including achieving measures of clinical performance, best practice implementation, patient outreach and compassion. Also important was having a shared passion for quality throughout the office.
To further recognize the hard work of these individuals, MDwise has launched web pages that feature interviews with staff from each honored office. To read those interviews, visit

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About MDwise

MDwise is a provider-sponsored nonprofit health maintenance organization offering health care benefits to more than 407,000 Medicaid and Medicare members. Since 1994 MDwise has provided access to compassionate, high-quality, coordinated health care and education to Medicaid members in communities throughout Indiana. Ninety-seven percent of MDwise members surveyed would recommend MDwise to family and friends.

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