GREENEVILLE, TN – Dr. Deborah Deoss, an internal medicine physician with Takoma Medical Associates, has been recognized for providing superior care of diabetics.
Deoss recently earned recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association for providing superior care to her patients with diabetes.
To receive recognition, Deoss submitted data that meets the program’s key diabetes care measures, including eye exams, blood pressure, blood sugar control, cholesterol levels and smoking cessation. According to the NCQA and the ADA, diabetics who receive this level of care are less likely to suffer complications such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputation.
“My passion is working with diabetics, and preventing the devastating effects it can have on the body,” Deoss said. “I can make a big difference in the quality of their life. Proper medical care can impact everything in their life, preventing blindness and even dialysis.”
Deoss also believes in treating the “whole person,” not just whatever ailment patients currently have. “I became a doctor because I like making people feel better,” she said. “I do that by being thorough and checking everything. By looking beyond the patient’s current problem, I can help prevent future problems and help them lead healthier lives.”
Deoss received her doctor of osteopathic medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency and internship in internal medicine was completed at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. She is board certified in internal medicine.
Previously, she worked as a staff internist for Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital in Fort Polk, La.
At Takoma, Deoss is affiliated with the practice of Dr. Robert Locklear, and family nurse practitioners Joyce Wright, Marsha Montemarano and Margeaux Clements.
To schedule an appointment with Deoss, please call 278-1800. Her office is located on the second floor of the Takoma Medical Office Building, located at the corner of East Vann Road and Takoma Avenue in Greeneville, beside Takoma Adventist Hospital.