Dr. Barbara Gutshall
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has recognized its top network primary care physicians from across the state. And named among the list is Dr. Barbara Gutshall of Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill.
The 23 physicians received the honor based on a Value Index Score (VIS) which measures the quality and value of several factors including educating, immunizing and screening for disease prevention, preventing further complications, ensuring appropriate care and support for patients, and efficiently using medications and ancillary resources such as radiology and lab tests.
Studies have shown the stronger a patient’s ties to his or her primary care physician, the better the quality of care the patient receives, and the more efficiently care is delivered.