|80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
|Main: (404) 616-3731|
Pharmacy: (404) 616-5500
|Hours||Monday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m|
|Location||Grady Hospital: G-K|
|Directions||View Google Map →|
|Medical Director||Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD|
|Clinical Manager/Unit Director||Thomas Owen, MSHA|
About the Clinic
Grady’s Diabetes Clinic began as an idea of Dr. John K. Davidson in the late 1960s. Dr. Davidson, an Emory attending physician, earned his PhD. under the tutelage of Dr. Charles H. Best, co–discoverer of insulin. The team expanded to include a registered dietitian, podiatrist, medical social worker, financial counselor, eye technician and pharmacist. This multidisciplinary team approach, which includes education and lifestyle changes, resulted in a significant drop in diabetes related amputations and other costly diabetes complications.
Today, the Diabetes Clinic uses that same multidisciplinary approach to teach patients to better self-manage their diabetes. Patients are evaluated by a team of nurse providers, certified diabetes educators, nutritionists, podiatrists and physician specialized in diabetes care.
In addition to management of blood glucose, the clinic monitors and treats high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol and lipid levels. Grady’s Diabetes Clinic screens patients as recommended by the American Diabetes Association for diabetes complications and provides appropriate treatment.
At Grady’s Diabetes Clinic, we know how important it is to get all your diabetes testing and needed procedures as quickly and easily as possible. We offer a full-service clinic with in-house lab to ensure you get the information and results you need. During your first appointment, a nurse and doctor who are diabetes specialists will assess you. You'll get classes on "sugar" monitoring, diet, and managing diabetes by certified diabetes educators. We show educational videos to give you a better idea of the impact of diabetes on your life. Also included are comprehensive exams of your eyes and feet.
You'll need written referral from your primary care doctor. If you have no primary care doctor, you may make an appointment at Grady’s Primary Care Center or any of the Neighborhood Health Centers to see a primary care doctor who can then refer you to the Diabetes Clinic. Please bring your insurance card (private, Medicare, or Medicaid), valid ID and any co-payment to all appointments.
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Some same-day appointments are available. However, we recommend you call first.Parking Info
Parking (Butler Parking Deck) is on Jesse Hill Jr. Drive and is attached to McDonalds. This is the only parking available in the area and is reserved exclusively for the Grady Health System campus. Click here for directions.
Parking costs $1 for each 20 minutes; up to a maximum of $5 per day.