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Please Participate in this Diabetes Research Study from American University

Attention to all adults currently treated for diabetes mellitus.

If you are over the age of 18 and have diabetes, please take this five-minute survey. Your participation is strictly confidential; only your personal responses are needed. There are no wrong answers.

Conducted through The American University in Washington, D.C., the study aims to understand better the patient self-management of diabetes, while studying the impact of social media on healthcare communication.

Endocrine Associates of Florida, P.A. offers this simple survey, with the hope of improving how to best appreciate the impact of various internet based education tools.

We request all participants submit their responses during March 24-May 1, 2016

Please access the survey at the following link:

https://american.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3dFe0zDGdhAyhs9 

We thank you for considering your kind participation.

Best Regards

Endocrine Associates of Florida, P.A.

Victor L. Roberts, MD is Proud to be a Peer Reviewer for the the journal Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental

What is a peer reviewer?

Most professionals in a specific field are invited by the Editor of  journals to conduct reviews. Reviewers play an essential part in science and in scholarly publishing. For more than 300 years, scientists and scholars have relied upon peer review to validate research, engage other specialists in the support of submitted work, and increase networking possibilities within specific specialist communities.

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By assessing the quality and validity of another author’s work, within the same area of expertise, reviewers:

  • Uphold the integrity of the journal by identifying invalid research, as well as helping to maintain the quality standards of the journal.
  • Fulfill a sense of duty to the scientific community and their own area of concentration.
  • Establish their expertise in and knowledge of the field.
  • Increase their reputation and exposure in the field.
  • Stay up to date and “in the loop” with respect to their discipline’s literature.
  • Have access to the very latest research and discoveries in the field prior to colleagues.

Victor Lawrence Roberts, MD is proud of his professional contribution without which it would be impossible to maintain the high standards of peer-reviewed journals.

Reviewer Facts courtesy: Elsevier

Victor L. Roberts, MD, MBA, FACP, FACE, Makes a Difference in the Lives of his Patients Daily

LAKE MARY, FL, October 30, 2014

Written content courtesy: 24-7PressRelease.

– Victor L. Roberts, MD, MBA, FACP, FACE, has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in medical care.

With three decades of experience in his field, Dr. Roberts is known for his expertise in endocrinology. Daily, he offers consultative services for diabetes, thyroid conditions, metabolic disorders, and osteoporosis. Additionally, his practice, Endocrine Associates of Florida, P.A., offers the services of a nurse practitioner and a staff committed to delivering high quality medical care, incorporating state-of-the-art diabetes management with insulin pump clinics.

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Well equipped to aid his patients, Dr. Roberts earned his MD from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara School of Medicine, and a Master of Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business, Winter Park, FL.

Dr. Roberts served his internal medicine residency at The Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, and his fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at The University of Miami School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital and Affiliated Centers, Miami, FL. Dr. Roberts is recognized by Castle Connolly as a Regional Top Doctor and by Marquis Who’s Who in America and Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care. Committed to educating practicing and future physicians, Dr. Roberts is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL.

A tried and true professional, Dr. Roberts is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and American College of Endocrinology. Additionally, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the subspecialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

In the coming years, Dr. Roberts and his office will continue to work on maintaining and improving all services provided, with a dedicated focus on the needs of each and every patient.

2014 ADA Step Out | Walk to Stop Diabetes Event Recap

Every year we join the American Diabetes Association in their Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event in the month of November.  This year’s event was held on November 8, 2014 at Bill Frederick Park and was attended by 77 teams of over 1,000 individuals who raised over $ 200,000 for the American Diabetes Association.

The American Diabetes Association has held Step Out walks across the country for more than 20 years. Collectively, the walks have raised over $175,000,000.

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About 26 million adults and children in the United States have diabetes, and 231,404 Americans die with diabetes as a contributing factor. We participate and promote this great event every year to raise awareness and education on the subject.  You can help the American Diabetes Association stop diabetes by attending this walk.  Besides the walk itself, the event has local entertainment, music, food, and family activities.

For more information and to register for the walk, please visit: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/StepOutContent?pg=entry&fr_id=9951

Endocrinology

Endocrinology is the discipline (sub-specialty) of internal medicine that is focused on the endocrine glands (organs) of the body. You might think of it as looking at the many internal secretions of chemicals (hormones) that help you function normally. An endocrinologist is a physician that first trains as an internist, then takes additional training (usually 2-3 years) to qualify for certification in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism by the respective oversight board.

An endocrinologist cares for patients with specific metabolic disturbances, not just a series of laboratory tests, scans, or biopsy reports. As a consultant to the patient and the referring physician or other health care professional, the endocrinologist must identify the most important medical concerns. It is vital that your health care team collaborate, as each professional has different roles, and ideally there should be a coordinated health care plan.Endocrine

 

The most common adult endocrine disorders include both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome and thyroid conditions, such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and nodular goiters (enlarged thyroid glands).
Other organ systems your endocrinologist may assist with include, but are not limited to, the pituitary gland, reproductive organs (ovaries and testes), adrenals and metabolic bone disease, a common example being osteoporosis.

Most importantly, the physician–patient relationship should serve as the most important therapeutic process.

Staff Spotlight: Dr. Lucy Duque-Roberts

Dr. Lucy Duque-Roberts is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years of experience.  She earned her MSN from the University of Phoenix, and her ARNP certification from the University of Central Florida.  She then acquired her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the College of Health Professions at LUZPace University in New York.

Dr. Duque is Board Certified through the AANP in Family Health and has been awarded Most Culturally Competent DNP Student and is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.

Dr. Duque has led a diversified career in the nursing profession, with experience in the following disciplines:

Critical Care
Medical/Surgical
Hospice
Long Term Care
Retail Health
Aesthetics

She has extensive experience administering Botox, dermal fillers, and applying various hair removal and skin rejuvenation lasers.
Dr. Duque enjoys working with individuals and families throughout their life cycle including children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.  She brings a unique blend of medicine and nursing to her role through a holistic approach, and believes educating patients will empower them to make the best decisions on their quest for health.