The Endocrinology Clinic is located on the 4th floor of the Kirklin Clinic and is staffed by Drs. Carlos Arguello, Deepti Bahl, Fernando Ovalle, Ivania Rizo, Richard Rosenthal, T. Brooks Vaughan and Amy Warriner. Our clinic is open from 8am-5pm Monday thru Friday. We diagnosis, evaluate and treat patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, bone and mineral disorders and diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, and the pituitary. In evaluating patients we consult with other specialists in radiology, pathology, laboratory medicine, surgery and other medical specialties. Patients can expect excellent and thorough evaluations of their medical condition with appropriate feedback and recommendations provided to their primary care provider. The clinic is staffed by a clinic coordinator, a team leader, four nurses, and a host of medical support staff to assist in your visit to the Endocrinology Clinic.
The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism also participates in multidisciplinary clinics involving additional specialists to provide a “one stop” comprehensive approach.
The Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Diabetes Clinic (MCDC) is a unique clinic directed by Dr. Fernando Ovalle, with a one-stop-shop approach, for patients interested on an intensive and comprehensive evaluation of their diabetes on a yearly basis. Patients are invited to spend a full day with us. During this day – sort of a Diabetes Retreat Day – our patients take several group classes given by our Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators aimed at improving their knowledge in nutrition and diabetes, carbohydrate counting, sick day rules, and other important topics for patients with diabetes. They also eat breakfast & lunch together, in an eat & learn environment, where they apply what they learn during the group classes, giving them a chance to further interact and ask specific questions. In addition, patients undergo individual, one-on-one, evaluation and counseling sessions with each of the MCDC team members, including our nutritionists & diabetes educators, our adult and pediatric endocrinologist, orthopaedic surgeon/ podiatrist, and an ophthalmologist. When necessary, one of our Social Workers is also available to meet with our patients during the same day.
The MCDC is organized in several sub-specialty clinics to facilitate group learning, patient care and research. The following sub-specialty diabetes clinics are available:
- One stop Diabetes Clinic
- Adolescent Transition Clinic (for those young adults transitioning their care from our pediatric to adult diabetes clinics)
- Diabetes Bridge Clinic-For patients with diabetes recently discharged from University Hospital and UAB Highlands Hospital after any acute illness are seen in the outpatient setting within one week to address glycemic management in an attempt to better control glucose levels in this vulnerable period and thereby reduce re-hospitalization.
The Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Clinic located in the Kirklin Clinic is staffed by Dr. Amy Warriner, an endocrinologist in our division, as well as Rheumatologists, Nutritionists, Radiologists and Physical Therapists. This comprehensive clinic provides evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis due to menopause, glucocorticoids and other medical conditions associated with low bone mass and increased fracture risk. This clinic also provides patients with access to innovative and novel therapies through an active Clinical Trials program.
The Pituitary Disorders Clinic is located in the Kirklin Clinic and is co-led by Dr. T. Brooks Vaughan, an endocrinologist in our division, and provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for patients with pituitary tumors, pituitary hormone abnormalities and related disorders. Individualized care is coordinated through a multispecialty approach involving Dr. Kristen Riley who is a skilled pituitary neurosurgeon and an expert in pituitary disease.
The 1917 Clinic is a comprehensive HIV clinic located at 908 South 20th Street. Endocrine disorders can result from HIV itself but also from HIV treatments. Dr. Amy Warriner participates in this multidisciplinary clinic and provides care for multiple Endocrine diseases, included cholesterol problems, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, pituitary and adrenal disease. This clinic also provides patients with access to innovative and novel therapies through an active Clinical Trials program.
Drs. Stuart Frank, Samual E. Fineberg, T. Brooks Vaughan III and Monica Agarwal are members of the UAB Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism who evaluate and treat patients with endocrine disorders and diabetes at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.