New ratings published in the May issue of Consumer Reports magazine give consumers in the greater Detroit area a rare window into how their doctors compare. The ratings focus on how well doctors provide evidence-based care for patients with high cholesterol and diabetes, and how often doctors provide the right screening tests for colon cancer.

Known as The Doctor Project, the effort is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and was led in southeast Michigan by the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC), a multi-stakeholder collaborative dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in the region.

GDAHC worked with 13 physician organizations—large networks of physicians—to collect and report data on the quality of medical care they provide. This report is first of its kind in Michigan and remains the only report combining data from all major commercial health plans and the performance of more than 3000 primary care physicians.

The Doctor Project is further validation that IHA’s hard work, systems & technology, and focus on meeting the needs of patients with personalized high-quality services is making a substantial difference. To read the full article, please click the Consumer Reports link

US 23 in both directions at 8 Mile Road is now open, 8 Mile Road remains closed over the freeway.

Originally posted 3/10/2016
Please be aware that northbound US 23 at 8 Mile Rd. in Whitmore Lake remains closed following an earlier accident involving a semi-truck. In addition, the bridge over US 23 will remain closed for repairs as well.

We urge you to seek alternate routes and check Mlive for any updates. MDOT does not have an estimate of when the road will reopen.

Please join us in welcoming Lisa A. Hammer, MD, IBCLC, to IHA Breastfeeding Medicine Specialists. Dr. Hammer is a board-certified pediatrician and a lactation consultant. She has experience in pediatrics, lactation and postpartum support, and provides comprehensive breastfeeding consultations, addressing needs of both mothers and babies. She begins welcoming patients on Monday, March 21. Please contact your primary care physician or OB/GYN if you need a referral.