Endocrinologist Joins DEN, Hosts First Clinic

The Diabetes Education Network (DEN) is pleased to welcome endocrinology specialist Dr. Tanya Thompson-Badamosi to its diabetes care team.

As an endocrinologist, Dr. Thompson-Badamosi specializes in the care of diabetes mellitus, including initiation and management of insulin pumps, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, pituitary disorders, and other disorders of the endocrine system.

“We are excited to have Dr. Thompson-Badamosi at the Diabetes Education Network,” said Nurse Anita Cates, founder of DEN. “She is a highly qualified endocrinologist and an important addition to our team of specialists offering world-class care right here in our community.”

Established in 2011, DEN aims to address the overwhelming need in The Bahamas for quality treatment and care for people with diabetes or at risk of diabetes. DEN is leading the way in diabetes treatment and education in The Bahamas through compassion and research-based care.

“The Diabetes Education Network is committed to increasing public awareness of diabetes, as well as providing a support group for people with the disease, and their families,” Nurse Cates said. “There is a large number of diabetes patients in this country and having primary care physicians along with a variety of specialists together in one office is a tremendous benefit for our patients.”

Dr. Thompson-Badamosi attended St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree. She completed residency training in Brooklyn, New York, and a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the same institution. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.

Born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas, Dr. Thompson-Badamosi has been a practicing endocrinologist in New York, USA since graduation.

Now back in The Bahamas, she brings much-needed skills and experience as she is only the second endocrinologist currently in the country.

Dr. Thompson-Badamosi joins a team which includes an experienced physician, certified diabetes nurse educators, a nutritionist, and support staff.

“I am pleased to join the Diabetes Education Network. DEN provides a vital service in the community,” Dr. Thompson-Badamosi said. “By providing specialist medical care, information, education and group support to control the disease we hope to give patients the opportunity to live a full, active and healthy life. DEN’s concept of a comprehensive diabetes management centre is quite new in The Bahamas and I am excited to be a part of it.”

The Diabetes Education Network will be hosting its first Endocrinology Clinic from September 2nd through September 5th. Additional clinics will follow. Please call 327-2878 to schedule an appointment.