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Padmalatha Dharanikota, MD, Earns American Medical Director Certification

Jan 6, 2021 | Features

Padmalatha Dharanikota, MD

Congratulations, Padmalatha Dharanikota, MD, for completing the 18-month American Medical Directors Certification Program!

A study found that having a certified medical director contributes positively to a nursing home’s quality of care. Analysis of data showed that quality scores rose by 15% in facilities that had certified medical directors. Since the program’s inception, more than 3,800 physician medical directors have earned this certification.

Dr. Dharanikota graduated medical school in India and then completed her residency from McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. She has been a Legacy Care Partner in Care since 2019.

Learn more: American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (


About Legacy Care – Legacy Care is an independent medical group of highly experienced physicians and advanced care practitioners who deliver quality care to patients in post-acute, long-term care, inpatient rehabilitation and assisted living communities across the nation. It is a nurse and physician-led company with headquarters in Virginia Beach and offices in Richmond, Va.