Rocky Mountain Diabetes Center specializes in Internal Medicine and its sub-specialty Endocrinology for adults and children. We also provide primary care services for our adult patients who do not otherwise have a primary care provider.
The endocrine system is a complex system of hormone-secreting glands. Hormones are substances that help control activities in your body such as metabolism, reproduction, growth and development, and also help to provide the proper amount of energy and nutrition your body needs to function.
Typical conditions that are evaluated or treated by Rocky Mountain Diabetes Center include diabetes, osteoporosis, insulin resistance, thyroid diseases, thyroid cancer, hypertension, cholesterol (lipid) disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, low testosterone, obesity, infertility, and growth problems.
Rocky Mountain Diabetes Center provides comprehensive diabetes self-management education in both group and individual settings. Our education program is certified by the American Diabetes Association. Our educators are Registered Dieticians (RD), most are Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE), and some are also certified insulin pump trainers.
The Clinical Research department carries out medical research in endocrine-related clinical trials. We typically maintain high enrollment rates in our studies, and have conducted trials for numerous pharmaceutical and medical-device sponsors.
Laboratory testing plays a vital role in the endocrine specialty. Rocky Mountain Diabetes Center includes a full-service medical laboratory that is certified through CLIA, COLA, and the American Red Cross.
If we are your primary care provider, Rocky Mountain Diabetes Center serves as your medical home.
The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCHM) and the Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) are models of health care that strengthen the physician-patient relationship by replacing episodic care with long-term, coordinated care.
Every patient is advised to select a primary care physician who leads a team of other providers that take responsibility for patient care. The care that patients receive through a PCMH or PCSP is intended to be more personalized, coordinated, effective and efficient.
Many team members take part in your care. These include a doctor, nurse practitioner, certified diabetes educator, nurse, care coordinator, and research coordinator. While you will not necessarily see all of these providers at every visit, they are all part of your care team.