Results from a bone density scanTesting & Ultrasonography

We use these methods to help diagnose endocrinology disorders:

  • Osteoporosis testing
  • Thyroid and parathyroid ultrasonography

Osteoporosis Testing

Bone density testing (or DEXA testing) is fast, easy, and painless. It is a simple x-ray done to help diagnose patients at risk for osteoporosis. When you arrive, you will be asked a few questions about your health and medications to help us make sure we are billing your insurance properly. You may be asked to change into an exam gown if you are wearing any zippers, buttons, or hooks in the areas we will be scanning. You will be asked to lie on your back on a padded table for about five minutes.

The results of your test will be sent to your referring provider who will be able to answer any questions concerning your results.

Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasonography

The Thyroid Ultrasound Clinic provides comprehensive care to patients with thyroid nodules, hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancers, and long term thyroid cancer surveillance. Fine needle biopsy of thyroid nodules, lymph-nodes and parathyroid adenomas are performed under ultrasound guidance with bed side assessment of cells obtained during the biopsy. The majority of patients undergo the procedure during the same visit, thereby reducing the number of visits to outpatient clinics and procedure suites.

We have championed a unique method of estimating hormones in the specimens obtained during the biopsy that improves the diagnostic accuracy. We also have the expertise to perform percutaneous alcohol ablation of cystic thyroid nodules.

Devaprabu Abraham, M.B.B.S.

Dr. Abraham underwent medical schooling in India, and graduated with honors from the University of Madras. He underwent further training in England, where he was awarded the postgraduate degree, MRPC (UK), by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in London. In 1993, he underwent residency training at the... Read More

Laura M. Burton, M.S.N., APRN

Laura Burton, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE, is a nurse practitioner at the Utah Diabetes Center. As a nurse practitioner, her clinical interests include endocrinology; specifically diabetes and thyroid disorders.

Ms. Bu... Read More

Specialties:

Endocrinology & Metabolism, Family Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761

Specialties:

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761

Timothy E. Graham, M.D.

Tim Graham, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry, and Nutrition at the University of Utah, and Medical Director of the Diabetes, Obesity, and Endocrinology Service Line for University of Utah Health Care. He is the Director of University of Utah's Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention Program... Read More

Specialties:

Endocrinology & Metabolism, Pituitary, Thyroid Disorders

Locations:

Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761

Marissa P. Grotzke, M.D.

Dr. Grotzke received her degree from University of Colorado-Denver. She received training in medicine and endocrinology from University of Edinburgh and University of Utah School of Medicine.... Read More

Specialties:

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 582-1565

Ann Haynes, APRN

Ann is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her undergraduate nursing degree at Creighton University and her Master’s in nursing at the University of Utah. She is certified through the American Nurse Credentialing Center. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner she spent years as a hospital based nurse, pri... Read More

Specialties:

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761
Westridge Health Center (801) 213-8843

Specialties:

Endocrinology & Metabolism, Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761

A. Wayne Meikle, M.D.

Dr. Meikle’s major research interests are focused on male reproductive endocrinology, prostatic and thyroid neoplasia and laboratory techniques for hormonal assays. The objective of the studies in male twins has been to determine the influence of hereditary and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of lower ... Read More

Specialties:

Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Pituitary, Thyroid Disorders

Locations:

Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761

Pamela Phares, Ph.D., APRN

Dr. Phares specializes in diabetes care, obesity, and prevention of diabetes and heart disease. She has more than 20 years of experience as an independent advanced pratice clinician, both in public health and private practice clinical settings. She is the Program Director for the Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology ... Read More

Specialties:

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761

Beth A. Saucier, APRN

Beth is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and certified diabetes educator (CDE). She owned and managed a diabetes management clinic on the Mississippi gulf coast before making Utah her home in 2010. Since her career began as a diabetes specialist in 1999, Beth has been educating and treating patients w... Read More

Specialties:

Endocrinology & Metabolism, Family Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761

Amnon Schlegel, M.D., Ph.D.

At the Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center and the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dr. Schlegel sees patients with all general endocrine and metabolic disorders. He has particular interest in disorders of lipid metabolism.... Read More

Specialties:

Endocrinology & Metabolism, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Lipids

Locations:

Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 528-1565

Debra L. Simmons, M.D., M.S., FACE, FACP

Dr. Debra Lynn Simmons is a professor of medicine at University of Utah and Director of Clinical Affairs, Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center.

Dr. Simmons is board certified in internal medicine as well as endoc... Read More

Gitana Staskus, M.D., CCD

Gitana Staskus, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Staskus was recruited to the University of Utah in 2008. Before that she practiced endocrinology at Woodstock Medical Center, Woodstock, IL. Dr. Staskus graduated with honors from the Vilnius University... Read More

Specialties:

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761

Specialties:

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761

Donna M. Wahoff-Stice, M.S., APRN, FNP-BC

Donna received her B.S.N. from St. Louis University, and her M.S.N. and N.P. from the University of Utah.... Read More

Specialties:

Endocrinology & Metabolism, Family Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761

Corrine K. Welt, M.D.

Female reproductive disorders are devastating and their underlying etiologies may present additional medical problems within and beyond the reproductive years. My work has therefore focused on disorders of reproduction and their medical consequences. Polycystic ovary syndrome causes infertility because of its ir... Read More

Specialties:

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Locations:

Utah Diabetes Center (801) 581-7761

Utah Diabetes & Endocrinology Center

615 Arapeen Drive, Ste. 100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
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