We are proud to announce The Joint Commission has recognized Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®.

As a leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States, the Joint Commission, in their 2014 annual report, has recognized our hospital for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance in the following areas:

  • heart attack
  • heart failure
  • pneumonia
  • surgical care

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is among only 36.9% of accredited hospitals to earn Joint Commission Top Performer status for 2013—a title which recognizes hospitals for taking steps to positively improve performance for patients with specific conditions.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

To become a 2013 Top Performer, our facility had to meet three high-performance standards that demonstrated an improvement in patient care within the last year including:

  • Achieving a cumulative performance of 95% or above, across all reported accountability measures
  • Attaining a performance of 95% or above, on each and every reported accountability measure when there were at least 30 denominator cases
  • Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95% or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95% or above.

“We understand what matters most to patients at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Jay Krishnaswamy, chief executive officer at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake. “Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is proud to be named a 2013 Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our team of physicians, staff and volunteers,” he said.

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit:

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake

9400 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX 75218



One of the things most people are truly thankful for is good health. But many people sabotage their own well-being by overeating and eating too much of the wrong things on Thanksgiving. On the one day a year that is dedicated to being thankful, we can feel our best by making a few small changes. This year, try a few of these suggestions to help you feel both healthy and blessed.

Eat before the meal.

While this sounds counterproductive, it is a good strategy to have your morning breakfast and then nibble on a fruit or veggie tray or some low-fat cheese and crackers to take the edge off your hunger. Then, when you get to the dinner table, you will make better choices.

Fresh is Best

Following the tradition of celebrating the fresh harvest, look for ways to incorporate fresh fruits and veggies into your dinner and appetizers. If you cook vegetables, quick steam them and leave them a little crunchy to retain the vitamins. Go easy on the seasonings and place salt and pepper on the table for individual tastes. Try substituting plain yogurt for sour cream in recipes or fat-free broth for gravy.

Fruited Water

A sparkling glass pitcher of ice water with fresh fruit slices in it will make a welcome complement to rich foods and will save the calories and artificial dyes found in punch.

Portion Control

Decide before the meal how much you will eat, and limit your portions accordingly. Use the give-and-take approach: if you love potatoes, take a slightly larger helping of them and then cut back on the dressing. Remember the law of diminishing returns: the first bite of something is the best and after that, your satisfaction with the food goes down. Another clever trick is to use smaller plates. Psychologically, you are satisfied with less.

Slow Down

Taking time to talk with family and friends during the meal will help you slow down. Start a new tradition of telling a favorite story or recounting a blessing to help the conversations flow.


Getting outside after the dishes are done is a great way to help you feel healthy. Take someone with you and go for a little walk to enjoy the fresh air. Consider playing some outdoor games with the kids to keep you busy, make special memories and burn a few calories.

Keep Your Perspective

Remember to watch yourself-talk if you overeat. Thanksgiving is just one day and you can find ways to exercise and to be careful about what you eat over the next few days to balance your overindulgence. If you shop on Black Friday, take some healthy snacks along so you won’t be tempted to buy fast food or unhealthy treats at the mall.

For some tips on how to produce a festive meal that you will be proud to serve on Thanksgiving Day, visit

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Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake

9400 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX 75218



During the month of November, traditionally associated with eating scrumptious carbs and pies, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is offering a free screening for diabetes. In recognition of November as National Diabetes Awareness month, your neighborhood healthcare providers are offering this screening along with helpful information about the disease.

Here’s the Facts

Earlier this summer, the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released a statement that 1 in 4 people do not know they suffer from diabetes. Nationally, this disease that affects blood sugar is on the rise with 29 million people diagnosed with diabetes, up from 26 million only four years ago.

Perhaps even more alarming is the stunning 86 million Americans that have prediabetes that are expected to escalate into Type 2 diabetes in the next few years if weight loss and moderate exercise habits are not adopted.

Free Diabetes Screening

On Saturday, November 15 from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is offering a free diabetes screening including glucose finger stick, blood pressure and weight measurement to determine your risk for diabetes. In addition, diabetes education will be offered including fitness and nutrition suggestions for diabetes management. No fasting required.

Are You At Risk?

Don’t be a statistic. Determine your personal risk factors by attending this free diabetes screening at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, Dallas. Call us today at 866-764-3627 to make your reservation and take a step towards a healthy future.

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Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake

9400 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX 75218