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 2023 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.


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


East Tennessee:


Dannie W. Glover, MD McMinnville
Sherri L. Walker, MD Winchester
Christopher P. Dill, MD Cookeville
Stacey B. Carlton, MD Crossville
Michael A. Tan, MD Morristown


Middle Tennessee:


Peter A. DiCorleto, MD Murfreesboro
Marthe-Sophie Laqueux, MD Mount Juliet
Wayne Murphy, MD Murfreesboro
Bernard Pare, MD Mount Juliet
Paul Perryman, MD Columbia
Heather D. Rowe, MD Nashville
Homer L. Staley, MD Lawrenceburg


Northeast Tennessee:


Jonathan S. Bremer, MD Elizabethton



Several group practices received a 4.5 Star rating.


East Tennessee:


Cumberland Family Care PC Sparta
Mountain Peoples Health Council Huntsville
Seasons Family Medicine PLLC Cookeville
Synergy Medical Associates PLLC Crossville


Middle Tennessee:


HH Physician Care Fayetteville Medical Associates Fayetteville
Chris Marasco MD PC Shelbyville
Christian Family Medicine Shelbyville
Clarksville Internal Medicine PC Clarksville
Gary Schwartz MD Smyrna
Hilcrest Clinic PC Erin
Pinnacle Medical Group Nashville
Premier Medical Group PC Clarksville
Sulkowski Family Medicine Murfreesboro


Northeast Tennessee:


State of Franklin Healthcare Associates PLLC Johnson City
Family Physicians of Greeneville PC Greeneville
James Lee Davenport Elizabethton


West Tennessee:


Jackson Clinic PA Jackson


“In Medicare Advantage, we partner with outstanding practitioners who strive to obtain the best healthcare outcomes for their patients, our members.  It is a privilege to work collaboratively with these healthcare champions as they positively advocate for healthier communities in Tennessee,” 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’s mission is to provide peace of mind through better health. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on serving more than 3.4 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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