Diabetes Specialty Clinic to be Offered by Telehealth

Area patients who need the next level of care for diabetes will be able to receive it through a telehealth clinic at Jefferson Community Health & Life. A diabetes telehealth clinic will be offered monthly by Dr. Aaron Ward, a diabetes specialist with Complete Endocrinology at Bryan Health.

Dr. Ward has special interest in diabetes prevention, cardio metabolic risk reduction through lifestyle changes and complex lipid management. He loves working with emerging diabetes technologies such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring.

“I get so excited when my patients have breakthroughs with new technologies or are able to prevent or cut back on medication use through lifestyle changes or new therapies,” Dr. Ward said. “It it’s not effective, simple and affordable, it’s probably not going to work. Every person needs their own individualized plan. I love having discussions about why we recommend different therapies, and knowing we are giving the most current, personalized care.”

This clinic requires a referral from a primary care practitioner, and is designed for patients who need the next level of expertise for their diabetes care. Patients who have been referred will be contacted by Complete Endocrinology to complete patient information documents, and will be contacted by JCH&L Outpatient Services about the appointment time.

Monthly clinics will begin on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Jefferson Community Health & Life is excited to offer a new telehealth specialty clinic.

“Diabetes is an area where we have seen a need for the additional support of a specialist,” said Dr. Burke Kline, JCH&L CEO. “We are excited to develop a relationship with Complete Endocrinology through Bryan Health’s telehealth program. This is one more way we can be a trusted partner in our area residents’ health.”

Talk to your doctor about whether seeing a diabetes specialists might be of help to you.