Board-certified Endocrinologist Joins Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
ORANGE CITY, FLORIDA, July 25, 2011 – Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is pleased to announce that Charlene T. Robertson, MD, has joined the medical staff. At this time, she is the only endocrinologist practicing in West Volusia County. Dr. Robertson is board certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, as well as internal medicine. She specializes in the effective management of diabetes; her areas of interest also include thyroid disease and metabolic bone disease.
Dr. Robertson received her medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, in 2005. After graduation, she completed a residency in internal medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. She then pursued a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the same institution. In 2010, she underwent a one-year fellowship in geriatric medicine, also at SUNY. Her advanced training allows her to treat adrenal gland disorders, pituitary conditions, male hormone disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome and other endocrine disorders.
Dr. Robertson is certified in thyroid ultrasonography and biopsies, as well as densitometry. “Thyroid ultrasounds and biopsies are already offered at Fish Memorial, but eventually I will perform them in my office to provide patients with ‘one-stop’ thyroid management. This will minimize the time between the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer. Patients will still have the option of having these services done at the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial radiology department.” Dr. Robertson’s clinical densitometry certification allows her to accurately interpret bone density in order to design osteoporosis treatments that give patients the best possible outcome.
Dr. Robertson is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial President and CEO Ed Noseworthy is enthusiastic about the hospital’s newest team member. “We are fortunate to have a clinician of Dr. Robertson’s caliber on our medical staff. This is significant for West Volusia residents because they no longer have to drive long distances to find an endocrinologist. Dr. Robertson complements our existing services and will be a valuable resource for patients coping with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.”
Asked about her approach to patient care, Dr. Robertson commented, “I focus on patient education so that patients have accurate and current information that enhances their understanding of their disease. I intend to develop partnerships with patients to actively involve them in their care. With the high incidence of endocrine disorders and diabetes in the elderly, my geriatric medicine training will help me provide comprehensive, appropriate care to the aging population.”
Dr. Robertson is currently accepting new patients. Her office is located at 1081 Town Center Drive, Suite 102, in Orange City. For more information, please call 386-917-7627.
Charlene T. Robertson, MD