COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
DIVISION OF ENDOCRINOLOGY 219 North Broad Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The physicians in Drexel University College of Medicine’s Division of Endocrinology have special training, education, and interest in the care of adult patients with endocrine disorders, including diabetes, thyroid disease, calcium disorders, adrenal problems and pituitary disorders.
Our Diabetes Center incorporates a nurse-certified diabetes educator (CDE) and a registered dietitian and uses a team approach between educators, patients and physicians to achieve optimal results. We emphasize preventive medicine to minimize the risk of developing debilitating complications and to help our patients live long, healthy lives. We provide specialized care to patients with a broad spectrum of disease, from people with pre- or “borderline” diabetes to complex patients requiring intensive insulin therapy.
More than 23 million Americans are currently living with diabetes, an autoimmune disease that causes the pancreas to stop regulating, making, or making enough of the storage hormone insulin. The most common form is type 2, which usually develops later in life. “It’s a silent killer,” says Serge Jabbour, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at Jefferson Medical College’s Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases. “Many patients feel great until they have a complication.”