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Our Diabetes and Endocrinology Team

Conditions such as diabetes often are associated with problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, kidney disease and retinal eye disease. The earlier you notice issues, the sooner we can work together to get you the care you need. Managing these conditions requires staying active, eating well and regulating medications.

You’re the most important member of the healthcare team. You’re affected by the diagnosis every day, and you’re responsible for making lifestyle choices and monitoring your health. Our team will partner with you every step of the way. We bring a wide range of skills together to treat all aspects of your condition and empower you to care for yourself or a loved one.

Your care team

Your care team may include one or more of the following health professionals:

  • Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) – Certified Diabetes Educators can be nurses, dietitians, doctors, pharmacists or a number of other healthcare providers. To become a CDE, one must pass a national test that covers physiology, drug treatment, blood glucose testing, complications, mental health issues and teaching and learning principles. CDEs must pass a recertification test every five years.
  • Dentist – People with diabetes are at greater risk for gum disease. The excess blood sugar in your mouth makes it a good home for bacteria, which can lead to infection. See a dentist every six months and tell them you have diabetes.
  • Endocrinologist – An endocrinologist is a doctor who specializes in treating diabetes and other diseases of the “endocrine system” – hormones and glands. When first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you likely will be referred to an endocrinologist. If diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you might see an endocrinologist only if you are having trouble controlling your diabetes.
  • Mental health professional – Mental health professionals help you and your family with the emotional impact of living with diabetes. These professionals can be social workers who help find resources for medical or financial needs; psychologists who are trained in individual, group and family psychology; psychiatrists who provide counseling and can prescribe medications; and marriage and family therapists who help family, marital or work-related personal issues.
  • Nurse educator – A nurse educator or diabetes nurse practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) with special training and a background in diabetes care. Many have continued their training and obtained a master’s degree or are Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE). Your nurse educator can help you learn the day-to-day aspects of diabetes self-care.
  • Ophthalmologist or optometrist – Diabetes can affect the blood vessels in the eyes. When these problems are caught early, there are excellent treatment options. The American Diabetes Association guidelines recommend seeing an ophthalmologist or an optometrist at least once a year.
  • Pharmacist – A pharmacist is an expert on medications, including prescription and over-the-counter. They understand how different medications interact with each other. Pharmacists are a good resource for advice about how medications can affect your blood glucose levels.
  • Podiatrist – Diabetes can affect blood circulation to the lower limbs and increase the risk of infection. A podiatrist is trained to treat feet and problems of the lower legs. They have a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree and have completed hospital training.
  • Primary care provider (PCP) – A PCP is a family practice doctor, internal medicine provider, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Your PCP is who you see for general checkups or sick visits. Your primary care doctor is the care “coordinator” and often is the one who refers you to specialists, such as an endocrinologist.
  • Registered dietitian (RD) – A registered dietitian trained in nutrition has passed a national exam and is experienced in diabetes care. Your registered dietitian can assist you with nutrition needs so you meet your targeted weight, lifestyle changes, medication management and other health goals such as lowering cholesterol or blood pressure.

Meet our team

Click on a team member below to learn more about their expertise and passion for patient care.

Alana C Barber, NP

Specialties: Internal Medicine
Area of Focus: Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
SVP Diabetes Center
2900 12th Ave N Ste 160W
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406)237-8500
Fax: (406)237-8501
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Amy D Bradshaw, CDE

Specialties: Certified Diabetic Educator
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group – Wheat Ridge Diabetes & Endocrinology
3555 Lutheran Pkwy #180
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6000
Phone: (303)403-7933
Fax: (303)403-7945
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Michelle K Cassara, MD

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group – Wheat Ridge Diabetes & Endocrinology
3555 Lutheran Pkwy #180
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6000
Phone: (303)403-7933
Fax: (303)403-7945
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

David J DePaolo, MD

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Skyline
1375 E 20th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (303)764-4665
Fax: (303)764-4468
Accepting New Patients Yes

Janet M Ellingson, FNP-BC

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
St Mary's Endocrinology Services
2643 Patterson Rd # 401
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Phone: (970)298-6918
Fax: (970)298-7520
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Bryan L Goree, DNP/FNP

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group – Lafayette Diabetes & Endocrinology
300 Exempla Cir # 380
Lafayette, CO 80026-3395
Phone: (303)403-7933
Fax: (303)403-7945
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Chelsi R Hayter, NP

Specialties: Internal Medicine
Area of Focus: Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
SVP Diabetes Center
2900 12th Ave N Ste 160W
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406)237-8500
Fax: (406)237-8501
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Joshua P Klopper, MD

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Skyline
1375 E 20th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (303)764-4665
Fax: (303)764-4468
Accepting New Patients Yes

Gregory S Lund, MD

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
Lutheran Medical Center
3555 Lutheran Pkwy #180
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6000
Phone: (303)403-7933
Fax: (303)403-7945
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Joseph Maruca, MD

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
Joseph J Maruca MD
831 Colorado Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970)243-2907
Fax: (970)243-0170
Accepting New Patients Yes

Kathryn H O'Day, MD

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
SCL Physicians-Endocrinology
1960 Ogden St Ste 120
Denver, CO 80218-3671
Phone: (303)403-7933
Fax: (303)403-7945
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

John J Orrego, MD

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Skyline
1375 E 20th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (303)764-4665
Fax: (303)764-4468
Accepting New Patients Yes

Justen W Rudolph, MD

Specialties: Internal Medicine
Area of Focus: Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
SVP Diabetes Center
2900 12th Ave N Ste 160W
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406)237-8500
Fax: (406)237-8501
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Andrea K Salzberg, MD

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
New West Physicians
1536 Cole Blvd Bldg 4 Ste 250
Lakewood, CO 80401
Phone: (303)716-8027
Fax: (303)238-5258
Accepting New Patients Yes

Rose Anne G Shehan, RN, CDE

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Area of Focus: Certified Diabetic Educator
Primary Location:
SCL Health Medical Group – Wheat Ridge Diabetes & Endocrinology
3555 Lutheran Pkwy #180
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6000
Phone: (303)403-7933
Fax: (303)403-7945
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Jordan B Teller, NP

Specialties: Internal Medicine
Area of Focus: Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
SVP Diabetes Center
2900 12th Ave N Ste 160W
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406)237-8500
Fax: (406)237-8501
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Markus Wettstein, MD

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
St Mary's Endocrinology Services
2643 Patterson Rd # 401
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Phone: (970)298-6918
Fax: (970)298-7520
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Laura P Wolsko, MD

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location:
Kaiser Permanente Rock Creek
280 Exempla Cir
Lafayette, CO 80026
Phone: (303)764-4665
Fax: (720)536-7505
Accepting New Patients Yes

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