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Insulin Pump-Friendly Endocrinologists

WANTED!    Insulin Pump Friendly Doctors, Clinics, and Hospitals!

Do you know of an insulin pump-friendly doctor or health care provider?  If so, please let us know.  We are in process of creating a list to help others who would like to get on an insulin pump find a doctor in their area who can assess their candidacy (pumps are great, but not for everyone) and help them obtain an insulin pump.

We are ESPECIALLY interested in doctors that are willing to consider placing children under the age of 12 on insulin pumps.

Write to:

Resources to Help Locate an Endocrinologist Trained in Insulin Pump Therapy

List of More Endocrine & Medical Support Organizations

List of top 10 U.S. hospitals for diabetes care

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

1000 Riverside Avenue, Suite 205
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone: 904–353–7878

Christopher Seymour, M.B.A., Executive Director

Purpose: A professional medical organization of physicians with special education, training, and interest in the practice of clinical endocrinology. Provides information and education to endocrine patients so that they can have access to the best endocrine care possible. Does not include medical advice and diagnosis.

Publications: The First Messenger (bimonthly newsletter), Endocrine Practice (bimonthly professional clinical journal), Clinical Guidelines for various endocrine conditions, and a comprehensive membership directory that supplies addresses, phone numbers, specializations, clinical interests, and board certifications of members.

Doctors Recommended by Parents and Patients

The IOH lists doctors based on recommendations sent to us by those who use our website.  We do not endorse, or guarantee, that information provided to us is accurate, the doctors listed are qualified, accepting new patients, or have a great bedside manner.  But it helps to know that other parents have had positive experience with a particular doctor, hospital, or practice.

Adults and Adolescents

Dr. S. Mark Tanen, 7921 Jones Branch Dr., Ste 320, McLean VA 22102.  Phone: 703-448-6010.  In addition to being a skilled physician for diabetes treatment, he also specializes in treating women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Dr. Tanen's approach is straightforward, but he is open-minded about various treatment options.

Pediatric Endocrinologists


  • Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, 11234 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, California 92354.  Phone: (909) 558-8000.  Dr. Eba H. Hathout and Dr. John W. Mace place older children on pumps and accept younger patients already pumping.  Long wait for appointments and referral may be required.
  • Children's Hospital of LA - places even very young children on insulin pumps

DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia

  • Children's Hospital, Washington, DC -  Children are evaluated on a case-by-case basis regardless of age.  
  • Dr. Barry Reiner, 1001 Pine Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD  21229.  Phone:  (410) 646-4009
  • Dr. Fran Cogen, 8501 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA  22031. Phone:  (571) 226-8380 (starts kids on pumps over age 10) (as of 03/03/2006 her site says she is accepting new patients)
  • Dr. Kathleen Link, 3020 Hamaker Court, Suite #502,  Fairfax, VA 22031-2220. Phone: (703) 648-1831


  • Dr. Pinar Cemeroglu - places even very young children (toddlers) on pumps
    DeVos Children's Endocrinology
    Suite 101- MC 77
    230 Michigan NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Great news for chocolate lovers!  According to the American Heart Association dark chocolate  may reduce  blood pressure and improve insulin resistance.  Read the article.



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