United Healthcare honors Dr. Darrien Gaston of Metropolitan Gastroenterology Consultants — 3 key notes

United Healthcare honored Beverly, Ill.-based Metropolitan Gastroenterology Consultants Founder Darrien Gaston, MD, by designating him a Premium Care Physician for 2017, the Beverly Review reports.

Here's what you should know:

1. The designation is the highest of four designations United Healthcare bestows.

2. United Healthcare analyzes 350,000 physicians across the U.S. The payer measures several performance-based factors.

3. Dr. Gaston founded the practice 18 years ago. He has been working in Beverly for the last 25 years.

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