Find an Endocrinologist Near You

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-04-19 08:45:37 -0500
Started 2013-02-26 06:40:30 -0600

I found this link to a page that helps you locate an Endo near you. You just choose your state, then your city and it will display the ones that are nearest to you.

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davidhogan 2013-02-26 13:40:34 -0600 Report

Every bit helps in finding an endo, my insurance required a referral from my Primary Care Physician and I actually had to threaten to fire my PCP when he told me my bg levels were "not that bad" while hovering around 200+ in a fasting state after years of oral meds, exercise, low carbs … nada nada (keep in mind when first diagnosed in 2002 my A1C was almost 15 and bg was over 600, so I worked at getting it lower for years. Let me add the exercise and low carbs was of my own doing as he simply prescribed pills…nothing more.

I've read countless books from Whitaker to Bernstein and tons in between and they ALL disagreed on treatment with ONE exception…get your bg levels under control! THAT they agreed on and to have a doctor tell me over 200 fasting was not that bad was the straw that broke the camel's back for me.

THEN I had to wait 7 months to finally get to see the endo and I live in Birmingham with a HUGE amount of hospitals along with UAB which is world class.

It was worth the wait and the fight to get to see one as I have finally over the past 2 years since working with one got life back to normal and A1C staying below 6. They are only as good as they are dedicated like any doctor but this IS a complicated disease and I'd rather be working with an expert when possible.

Just my situation as I had grown very frustrated since a 2002 diagnosis and watching meds slowly loose their effectiveness each year even with continued weight loss, better food choices and I was one of his only patients that made it through the nuclear stress test all the way to the end as I exercise every day.

His blood work he ordered showed my pancreas was no longer making insulin at any significant levels and we started insulin and worked to develop what worked for me. Long story short I finally feel in control again and without an endo I think I would still be frustrated possibly seeing body failures due to high bg levels.

Thanks for sharing anything that can help folks get control!

ZenGuru 2013-02-28 18:29:11 -0600 Report

David - Good to hear that you are from Birmingham, AL. I live in Auburn! There is only one endo here and wondering if I need to see one as I was just Dxed only a week ago by my primary physician

davidhogan 2013-03-01 06:09:18 -0600 Report

In my case I had already been through 3 doctors (they kept leaving the clinic here) and I was not pleased with control so I was frustrated when I demanded one, but on hindsight I wish I would have found one sooner. Stay on top of things and hang in there!

JoleneAL 2013-02-26 10:06:41 -0600 Report

That's a circle to go round and round to find what you're looking for, and the information is wrong for my local community. So if you find someone, please call first! It was good to see the one doctor in my area that is an utter disaster was reviewed that way!

GabbyPA 2013-04-19 08:45:37 -0500 Report

I like that reviews can be made, that is important in helping folks choose one. Sad he is a disaster, but good that people know.