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 2022 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
  • How effectively providers support compliance with specific medications used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol conditions


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.


Two individual providers across the state earned a 5 out of 5 Star rating:


East Tennessee:                                            

Stacey B. Carlton, MD Crossville


Northeast Tennessee:

Abigail Gass, MD Elizabethton


Several individual providers across the state earned a 4.5 out of 5 Star rating:


East Tennessee:

Kimberly S. Peaslee, MD Crossville
John R. Blake Jr, MD Knoxville
Kimberly A. Perry, FNP Winchester
James E. Deweese, PA Knoxville
Michael A. Tan, MD Morristown
Luisa T. Manestar, MD Crossville


Middle Tennessee:

Nancy A. Armetta, MD Waynesboro
Peter A. DiCorleto, MD Murfreesboro
Wayne Murphy, MD Murfreesboro
Heather D. Rowe, MD Nashville
Stephen M. Watson, MD Nashville

Northeast Tennessee:

Jonathan S. Bremer, MD Elizabethton


Several group practices received a 4.5 Star rating.


East Tennessee:

Access Medical Clinic Tennessee Gatlinburg
Cornerstone Family Medicine LLC Sparta
Grace Primary Care PC Huntsville
Mountain View Medical Woodbury
Seasons Family Medicine PLLC Cookeville
Sequatchie Valley Primary Care Jasper
Synergy Medical Associates PLLC Crossville
Vivian Family Medical Cookeville


Middle Tennessee:

HH Physician Care Fayetteville Medical Associates Fayetteville
Charles T Wolohon MD Murfreesboro
Clarksville Internal Medicine PC Clarksville
Gafford Family Medicine Fayetteville


Northeast Tennessee:

State of Franklin Healthcare Associates PLLC Johnson City
Family Physicians of Greeneville PC Greeneville
May Clinic PLLC Elizabethton


“High performing providers who focus on exceptional healthcare outcomes for their patients, our Medicare Advantage members, should be celebrated. We are honored to work alongside these healthcare champions and recognize their contributions for the betterment of our communities,” said Dr. Angeline Brunetto, 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 is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.4 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and has brought peace of mind to its members and local communities for more than 75 years. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s news center at


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