A N e w s l e t t e r f o r P h y s i c i a n s Spring 2011
Giving you
compassionate care
Regional Psychiatry welcomes board-certified psychiatrist, Sunil K. Bhatia, M.D. The practice
will expand services and offer outpatient appointments for patients age 18 and older. Dr. Bhatia
attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College in Delhi, India and completed his
residency in psychiatry at Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. He looks forward to serving
the community and bringing awareness to mental health issues.
Dr. Bhatia is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, please call 864-560-7517.
Regional Psychiatry
391 Serpentine Drive, Suite 400
Spartanburg, SC 29303
To make an appointment, please call 864-560-7517.
Physician Perspective
RHP is pleased to announce the following new physician members to the organization:
Shawn A. Birchenough, M.D., Plastic Surgery, Magnolia Center for Plastic Surgery and Magnolia Plastic Surgery at Pelham
Scott Klosterman, D.O., Family Medicine, Center for Family Medicine, Family Medicine Faculty Associates
Elton Travis Smith, Jr., M.D.,
Pathology and Hematology, Carolinas Pathology Group, PA and Celligent Diagnostics, LLC
Performance Perspective
The RHP Medical Management Committee approved the following new, revised and retired physician quality indicators for the
Performance Management Program.
Revised Quality Indicators: Diabetes and endocrinology
• Comprehensive diabetes care
Retired Quality Indicators: Diabetes and endocrinology
• Diabetics receiving hypertension monitoring and treatment during the initial assessment, and then routinely as part of 1 0 1 E A S T W O O D S T R E E T S P A R T A N B U R G , S C 2 9 3 0 3 8 6 4 - 5 6 0 - 6 0 8 3 Retired Quality Indicators: Pediatrics only
If you have any questions regarding these indicators, please feel free to contact Nancy Hammack, RN, Performance Measures Coordinator at (864) 560-6356.
Pharmacotherapy Perspective: Patent Expirations
Please note the following brand name prescription medications that are now in generic form. Please utilize this information to
maximize prescription savings for your patients by signing the “Substitution Permitted” line on prescriptions. This will allow the
pharmacist to dispense the generic product when available. Kelvin Martin R.Ph., Manager Outpatient Pharmacy Services for SRHS.
Data provided by McKesson.

Recently Launched Generics
Generics Pipeline Data provided by McKesson
Brand Name
Brand Sales
Generic Name
Launch Date
Amlodipine besylate and benazepril hydrochloride Provider Perspective
The Contract Committee approved a new contract with America’s 1st Choice effective May 1, 2011. This plan offers Medicare
Advantage PPO and PFFS plans and the contract covers both plan types.
If you have any comments please contact Cynthia Forcade, Director of Contracting at (864) 560-6317
Patient’s Perspective
Congratulations to the practices below who scored in the top 10 percent of AHA Region 4 in patient satisfaction for the first
quarter of 2011!
Sylvia Tarazi, M.D. General and Vascular Surgery Website News
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specialty quality indicators and much more at



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