• Diabetic Care


  • Struggling to get your diabetes under control?

    Our team of specialists, including a diabetologist, is committed to helping you manage your condition through education and the latest medical treatments. Because we only see patients with diabetes, you can rest assured you’re receiving the highest-quality care possible.

    What is a diabetologist?

    Diabetes patients have unique needs. That’s why having a medical practitioner – called a diabetologist – who focuses on diabetes and related conditions can be beneficial for many diabetic patients.

    In addition to training in internal medicine, pediatrics and, in some cases, endocrinology, a diabetologist has additional specialized training in diabetes care. Diabetologists are well equipped to provide comprehensive care to patients with all types of diabetes.

    To reduce the impact of diabetes on their overall health, a diabetologist focuses on helping patients manage blood glucose levels. Treatment plans vary from person to person but often include meal planning to limit carbohydrate intake and using both nutrients and medications to support general health while regulating blood glucose.

    How do you know if you have diabetes?

    If you think you might be diabetic or at risk for diabetes, the Wellmont Medical Associates Diabetic Center can help you know for sure and manage your condition. Common warning signs include:

    • Frequent urination
    • Excessive thirst
    • Unexplained weight loss
    • Extreme hunger
    • Sudden vision changes
    • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
    • Fatigue
    • Very dry skin
    • Sores that are slow to heal
    • More infections than usual

    Why choose Wellmont Medical Associates for diabetes care?

    Plans made for you

    At the Wellmont Medical Associates Diabetic Center, we’ll work to customize a care plan you can realistically achieve – from medication to exercise plans to careful monitoring.

    Advanced diabetic services

    You'll also have seamless access to Wellmont’s advanced diabetic services, all available here in the Tri-Cities. Wellmont Medical Associates Endocrinology treats patients with thyroid disorders, hormone imbalances, metabolic diseases, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency and lipid abnormalities.

    The area’s only accredited hospital-based treatment centers

    Additionally, Wellmont Diabetes Treatment Centers provides the region’s only hospital-based program accredited by the American Diabetes Association. They also offer a wide range of resources and classes to help patients understand diabetes, learn how to monitor their blood-glucose levels and explain the importance of proper nutrition, exercise and foot care.

    A broad range of coverage options

    Wellmont Medical Associates accepts a wide variety of HMO, PPO and POS insurance plans, and patients have convenient access to the full scope of medical expertise and specialties offered at Wellmont's hospitals and throughout the health system.

  • How do I get started?

    It's easy to learn more or to schedule a visit at a Wellmont Medical Associates Diabetic Center.

    • Discuss any questions or concerns with your primary care provider. He or she can help determine the best course of action and schedule an appointment with a Wellmont Medical Associates diabetes specialist.
    • Wellmont Nurse Connection is available by phone at 1-877-230-NURSE any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help with medical questions and additional resources.
  • Find a Wellmont health care provider

    Wellmont physicians are conveniently located throughout Upper East TN and Southwest VA.

  • Diabetology

  • Bristol, Tenn.

  • Abingdon, Va.

  • Endocrinology

  • Bristol, Tenn.

  • Church Hill, Tenn.


  • Search Wellmont’s online directory of all physicians who practice medicine at a Wellmont hospital or facility.