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. Amy M. Jean is a member of Wheeling Hospital's Center for Pediatrics and just one of three pediatric endocrinologists in West Virginia. Her practice primarily focuses on the care of children from infancy up to 18 years of age with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, MODY, disorders of growth and pubertal development, thyroid diseases, hypoglycemia, and prevention and treatment of obesity and its co-morbidities: insulin resistance or pre-diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, premature adrenarche, dyslipidemia and metabolic syndrome.
In addition, she started a support group for teens with Type 1 diabetes, Ohio Valley Blue Donuts, which allows adolescents and their parents to meet. She is also an advocate of insulin pumping and organizes meetings to educate parents about different insulin pumps and their benefits.
She received her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. Dr. Jean completed her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and her endocrine fellowship at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York, part of the Columbia University Medical Center. She is an adjunct provisional professor at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Jean is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and is a member of the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, the Pediatric Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Patients of Bunner and Jean 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 and Zammit see new patients by physician referral. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Wheeling Clinic is located at 58 16th St., Wheeling. Call 304-243-6410.
Jean's office is located in Wheeling Hospital Medical Tower 2, Suite 301. She sees patients from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call 304-243-8849.