Our Team Approach to Diabetes Care

November 2, 2018

By Shannon Scott, D.O., FACOFP

November is Diabetes Month, and our interprofessional medical teams at the Midwestern University Clinics play a unique role in providing patient-centered, comprehensive diabetes care in one location to help patients not only manage their disease, but also to help improve their quality of life.

Our family physicians at the Multispecialty Clinic offer screening for diabetes and diabetes medication management, including insulin. Our primary physicians coordinate care with pharmacy services, so that patients receive education from our pharmacists about diabetes and their medications.

Diabetic patients often have other medical conditions such as depression, chronic pain, heart disease, or stroke. Our clinical psychologists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialists can help patients manage these conditions. Diabetic patients can also benefit from preventive and specialty care in our Eye Institute and Dental Institute.

At our Glendale, Arizona Multispecialty Clinic, our board-certified foot and ankle surgeons provide care for diabetic patients at our podiatry clinic, and even dogs and cats who develop diabetes can receive care at our Companion Animal Clinic.

Our team approach can help improve our patients’ health and quality of life. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 630-743-4500 in Illinois, or in Arizona, 623-537-6000 or 623-806-7387 (PETS).


The content of this article is provided for informational purposes only and is not for use in diagnosing any condition. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional health advice, diagnosis, care, or treatment. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for any questions regarding any possible health condition.


Shannon Scott, D.O., FACOFP, is a Clinical Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Medical Director for the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic and Assistant Dean, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Multispecialty Clinic utilizes the latest technology and research to evaluate and treat a wide range of medical conditions for both children and adults and provides high-quality care at affordable prices.


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