The Southcoast Physicians Primary Care Group here at Truesdale earned top ratings in a special Consumer Reports health issue. The practice received the highest scores in each category that Consumer Reports considered:
- Cervical cancer screening
- Colon cancer screening
- Heart care (which includes appropriate prescriptions and follow-up care)
The magazine examined the 339 primary care practices (not individual doctors) in Massachusetts that are affiliated with the state’s five largest commercial health insurance plans (representing more than 90 percent of MA primary care physicians). The rating places the Truesdale Health-based group in the top 20 percent of primary care practices.
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