Diabetes and Endocrinology
Wheeling Hospital has specialists in both adult and pediatric endocrinology, treating patients of all ages with endocrine conditions and diabetes.
Dr. Julie Bunner
has offices at Wheeling Hospital affiliate Wheeling Clinic. Bunner received her medical degree from West Virginia University. She completed her internal medicine residency at WVU and her endocrinology/metabolism fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine-Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. In addition, Bunner is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American College of Physicians and the Endocrine Society.
Bunner and her nurse practitioner, Deborah Zammit, see patients for a variety of endocrine conditions, including adult Type 1and 2 diabetes, thyroid and parathyroid disease, osteoporosis, cholesterol disorders, pituitary and adrenal tumors/ dysfunction and PCOS/Metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Jaisri Mahara is a board-certified endocrinologist who treats adult patients with diabetes and endocrine conditions. Maharaj received her medical degree from the University of West Indies in Trinidad. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She then completed a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of Utah where she also earned a master’s degree in clinical investigation. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the subspecialty board of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Maharaj is also a member of the American Medical Association and the Endocrine Society.
Patients of are now offered a continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) that provides added diagnostics and more freedom to the wearer.
The physicians can send patients home with the CGMS iPro Recorder to uncover patterns and potential problems that often go undetected with standard glucose measurements such as finger stick meters and HbA1c tests. Patients wear the device for three days, after which Bunner and Jean can review the data and use the results to uncover glucose patterns and optimize therapy.
Based on the detailed glycemic profiles collected from the iPro Recorder, the physicians can better tailor diabetes treatment programs for each patient. This is particularly helpful for patients who experience inconsistent high and low glucose levels, who experience hypoglycemia unawareness and who generally want better control, as well as for women with gestational diabetes and pregnant women with diabetes.
Bunner, Zammit and Maharaj see new patients by physician referral. Their offices are in Wheeling Clinic on 16th Street. Call 304-243-6410.