Clinical Care

Clinical Care

A primary strength of our Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is our faculty, many of whom are nationally and internationally known for clinical excellence. Because of the quality and accomplishments of our faculty — in addition to the exceptional clinical environment and infrastructure at the University of Virgina — our division has been repeatedly ranked among the top endocrinology programs in the country (US News and World Report). Moreover, our division has earned recognition as the UVa Diabetes and Hormone Center of Excellence for its leadership in both clinical care and scientific study.

Our clinical faculty have a wide range of clinical expertise, including:

  • diabetes mellitus (including diabetes-related cardiovascular disease)
  • obesity and related metabolic disorders
  • thyroid disease (e.g., hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer)
  • adrenal disease and hypertension
  • metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, and calcium disorders
  • pituitary disease and neuroendocrinology
  • reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • endocrine disease (e.g., diabetes) in pregnancy
  • benign breast disease and breast cancer prevention

Our largest clinic is in the 415 Ray C. Hunt building at Fontaine Research Park, where four excellent nurses and a nurse practitioner complete our clinical care group.

The division also supervises a multidisciplinary Diabetes Education and Management Program (DEMP) involving nurse educators and dietitians. Through DEMP, diabetes and nutrition education is available every workday.

The Division also maintains an inpatient consultation service, which renders over 600 initial inpatient consultations a year at the University Hospital.

As a tertiary care referral center, we care for patients from an extensive geographic area that includes central, western, and southwestern Virginia, in addition to parts of West Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

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