BlueCross Medicare Advantage Quality Program Recognizes Primary Care Physicians for Superior Patient Care Outcomes

Tennessee doctors celebrated for cost-effective, quality care

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s Medicare Advantage 2018 Quality+ Partnerships Program acknowledged primary care physicians across the state for helping their patients achieve exceptional care outcomes.

The program conducts an annual review of providers’ quality improvement efforts, recognizing those who increase their performance in specific care quality metrics over time.1

These health benchmarks measure many factors, including:

  • How often providers offer preventive treatment
  • How well patients follow their providers’ plans of care for managing chronic diseases
  • Whether or not providers offer treatment support in specific areas where a strong focus could lead to improvements in patient health

The most recent Medicare Advantage Star quality data shows that many providers deliver superior outcomes for BlueCross Medicare Advantage plan members when it comes to timely treatments and appropriate preventive care.

The following individual providers earned a 5 out of 5 Star rating:                                          

James L. Davenport, MD Elizabethton
David W. Johnson, MD Clarksville
Paul E. Perryman, MD Columbia

Additionally, many individual providers across the state earned a 4.5 out of 5 Star rating:

East Tennessee:

Casandra L. Cansler, MD Soddy Daisy
Chad A. Griffin, MD Sparta
Debora C. Daniel, MD Dunlap
Hak S. Seo, MD Dayton
Harold A. Chertok, DO Cookeville
Katherine R. Hall, MD Athens
Kenneth D. Beaty, MD Livingston
Larry M. Mason, MD Byrdstown
Pamela J. Sanders, MD Cookeville
Paul G. Smith Jr, DO Cleveland
Pierre K. Berry, DO Crossville
Thomas A. Jenkins, MD Cookeville
Thomas F. Boduch, MD Cookeville
Vickie S. Moore, MD Gatlinburg


Middle Tennessee:

Bernard T. Sy, MD Lebanon
Bridget O. George, FNP Manchester
Chris Marasco MD PC Shelbyville
George W. Robertson II, MD Lebanon
Katherine W. Jones, MD Mount Juliet
Lori A. Ray, MD Pleasant View
Marcus W. Lee, MD Tullahoma
Michael A. MacQuarrie, MD Nashville
Richard C. Cole, MD Tullahoma

Northeast Tennessee:

Michael E. Jewett, MD Jonesborough
Michelle L. Davenport, MD Elizabethton
Scott E. May, MD Elizabethton
Vivian M. Clark, MD Elizabethton


West Tennessee:

Jessica Stanfill, NP Scotts Hill
Michael W. Hinds, MD Martin
Paula H. Vassar, FNP BC Union City


Many group practices received a 4.5 Star rating.

East Tennessee:

Beacon Health Alliance Chattanooga
Chota Community Health Services Vonore
Duck Family Medicine Rutledge
Family Medical Clinic of Harrogate PC Harrogate
Galen Medical Group  PC Hixson
Gallian Medical PLLC Knoxville
McMinnville Medical Associates PLLC McMinnville
Memorial Health Partners Foundation Inc Chattanooga
Sequatchie Valley Primary Care Kimball


Middle Tennessee:

Heritage Medical Associates PC Nashville
HH Physician Care Fayetteville Medical Associates Fayetteville


Northeast Tennessee:

State of Franklin Healthcare Associates PLLC Johnson City
Mountain Region Family Medicine PC Kingsport

West Tennessee:

Jackson Clinic PA Jackson


“We welcome the opportunity to recognize high-performing providers in our Medicare Advantage network, along with many others who commit daily to giving their patients the best evidence-based care possible,” said Dr. J.B. Sobel, vice president and chief medical officer of senior products at BlueCross.

For a full list of Tennessee providers participating in the Quality+ Partnerships Program, visit

1.         Each recognized provider/group serves at least 25 BlueAdvantage PPOSM members.

About BlueCross®

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s mission is to provide peace of mind through better health. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused serving its more than 3.5 million members in Tennessee and across the country. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association (BCBSA). BCBSA is an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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