General Physician, PC is pleased to announce that it has earned accreditation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

Diabetes is now considered a pandemic with more than 30 million people in the United States believed to have the disease.

Kelly Cardamone, MS, RD, CDE, CDN who is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, spearheaded the development of the yearlong program. She will serve as General Physician’s program and quality coordinator.

“Achieving this accreditation raises the bar of our diabetes education program, and it is one more way we can provide comprehensive care to our patients,” Cardamone said.

The General Physician program offers individual and group diabetes education, filling a major gap in the diabetic community. Each participant will meet for an individual session and attend four group classes. Classes incorporate individualized goal setting and hands-on training to help participants better manage their diabetes.

Diabetes management comes with a different and complex set of challenges for the patient and the provider. This program is a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to diabetes management that involves our Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs), Physicians, Providers, Registered Dietitians and Clinical Pharmacists.

“This accreditation is significant for our organization as we continue to grow our nutrition services program,” General Physician’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Charles said. “It will allow us to maximize our efforts in these areas to enhance the patient experience and offer additional options for patients to play an active role in their health.”

About General Physician, PC

General Physician, PC is a collective of Western New York’s finest and most well-respected physicians and healthcare practitioners. Our mission is to develop an integrated network of the area’s top practitioners to provide our patients with the highest level of coordinated care across a wide range of modalities and areas of medicine.

As a leading medical group serving Western New York and Northern PA we have compiled top physicians in a variety of practice areas, including: breast care, cancer care, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, neurosurgery, orthopedics, pain management, primary care, pulmonary services, surgical services, urogynecology and women’s health services. In addition, our clinical support services include pharmacy and nutritional services. The highly skilled specialists and providers at General Physician, PC work together to ensure seamless, integrated, high quality healthcare coverage for our patients. To learn more, visit