Our Dedicated Physicians and Staff
Our Medical Director, Steven Leichter, M.D., is a board certified internist and endocrinologist. He attended Columbia University for his undergraduate degree and obtained his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He is a nationally recognized physician with over 70 published medical papers and book chapters. He was the third physician in the United States to use the insulin pump and was the first to give a commercial injection of human insulin.
Sabrina Rene, M.D. is in charge of our Center in Newnan, Georgia. She is known for her interest in thyroid disease and women’s health issues in endocrinology. However, as all of her physicians, she has a broad experience in clinical endocrinology and metabolism.
Elizabeth Dreelin, Ph.D. is our clinical psychologist. She has developed a well-appreciated reputation both within and without our area for her pioneering work in the psychological assessment of patients with chronic disease who are having problems coping successfully with the rigors of the treatment regimen.
Donna Woodworth, R.D. is our dietitian, who has worked with Dr. Alvarez to develop the first therapeutic program in the application of the Mediterranean Diet in Western Georgia.
Renee Spencer, LPN, our clinical research coordinator, manages all of our protocols with new drugs and therapeutic programs. She is assisted by Mary DeQuattro.
Tonya Dennis (Newnan Office)
Kim Cooley (Lagrange Office)
Missy Knight, R.N. (Columbus Office ) is our newest diabetes educator, who is developing a very rich experience in the application of insulin pump therapy in diabetes, and the sensitive assessment of issues in patient coping with the condition.
Together, our medical staff, including four endocrinologists, constitutes one of the largest and most comprehensive diabetes/endocrine centers in the Southeastern United States.
Office Hours and After Hours Coverage
Office Hours begin at 8:00 AM for patients having laboratory testing. Patient visits start at 8:45 AM. The office closes for lunch from 12:30 PM until 2:00 PM. Our offices close for the day at 5:00 PM. A physician is always on call for after-hours emergencies
Endocrine Consultants, PC, offers a variety of “state-of-the-art” clinical programs in diabetes, metabolic disease, and endocrinology.
After hours Communication.
There is always a physician on call after office hours. After-hours medical support is limited to actual emergency situations that cannot wait until the next business day.
Forms and records duplication.
We are pleased to assist our patients with the completion of administrative and online forms whenever possible.