No One Chooses Diabetes
Patients with diabetes often find that people who should know better may display shocking ignorance of the causes of diabetes and equally shocking lack of compassion for those who have to deal with the many issues and stresses caused by the disease. It is therefore deeply disturbing to learn that Mr. Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, a member of the Cabinet of Donald Trump, stated that patients with type 2 diabetes have brought the condition on themselves and are less deserving of being covered by medical insurance as a result.
He is wrong on the science, and he is wrong on the policy, and I would encourage all those with diabetes and their families and loved ones to call their congressional representatives, both those in the House of Representatives and in the US Senate and make clear that people with diabetes should not be allowed to be forced into high risk insurance pools, which have never worked well. The present law protects all patients, both those with diabetes, as well as those with other chronic illnesses by virtue of allowing pre-existing conditions to be covered, and this essential patient protection should not be waived so insurers will be allowed to sell less useful insurance at lower rates.
Richard Hellman, MD, FACP, FACE
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Endocrine Fellowship (UMKC)
Member, Editorial Board, Diabetes Care
Past President, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Medical Director, Heart of America Diabetes Research Foundation
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Hellman was recently selected to receive his third "Distinguished Reviewer" award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Editorial Board of Diabetes Care. Each year, only 10 reviewers, from the thousands of national and international reviewers that they utilize, are chosen to receive this award. For the third year in a row, Dr. Hellman was chosen to receive this honor, which reveals their trust and confidence in his level of knowledge, judgment, and care taken in assessing which scientific papers are valid and important enough to be published in Diabetes Care.
Diabetes Care, published by the American Diabetes Association, is considered by many experts to be the leading clinical diabetes journal in the world. The journal focuses on increasing healthcare practitioners' knowledge, stimulating research and promoting better diabetes management, and in order for new advances in the science of diabetes care to be accepted, there first needs to be research published in a leading scientific journal such as this. The editors of Diabetes Care take great care that these scientific articles are first judged by their manuscript reviewers, a carefully selected worldwide panel of diabetes experts. It is considered a great honor to be one of their reviewers.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring now covered by Medicare
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is now covered by Medicare - a win for Medicare patients with diabetes who have difficult-to-control diabetes. On March 24, 2017, Medicare announced that it will pay for a CGM device, the Dexcom G5 mobile CGM. Dr. Hellman has been one of the leaders in the fight to make this new technology affordable for our Medicare patients with diabetes. Last year, the Chief Medical Officer of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invited him to meet and discuss how to improve the quality of care of patients with diabetes. During that meeting, Dr. Hellman emphasized the need to provide CGM to those patients with diabetes who, despite frequent glucose monitoring and multiple insulin injections per day, have difficulty controlling their diabetes. Dr. Hellman states that this victory would not have happened without the help of many groups, most notably the American Diabetes Association, all of whom worked together on behalf of our patients. Not every patient with diabetes will need this device, but we will now begin reaching out to many of our patients who will be eligible for the CGM device and who will benefit from the continuous protection a CGM will offer. Please contact our office if you are interested, particularly if you have been having severe hypoglycemia. Although expensive, CGM can be lifesaving and we have been using it for many years, and now, thankfully, it can be afforded by many more patients who need this technology.
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Nurse Practitioner week is fast approaching and we'd like to thank our three NP's, Cheryl Ann Parsons, FNP-C, Duyen Nguyen, APRN-C and Debra McConville, ANP-BC, CDE! They've helped so many of our patients and we are very grateful for the high grade of care they've provided. Visit our site to see more and thank you again Cheryl, Duyen and Debra!
09/16/2016 - We'd like to congratulate our Practice Administrator Judy Lessenden, MHSA, CMPE on her 16 years of service with us! Her ability to keep our practice running smoothly has allowed us to keep patients happy and healthy. Thank you Judy!
07/08/2016 - Keep your blood sugar in check!
07/05/2016 - Congratulations to Dr. Howard Rosen on his 27th anniversary with Hellman & Rosen Endocrine Associates!
04/24/2016 - We are proud to announce that Dr. Hellman was recently selected to receive his second "Distinguished Reviewer" award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Editorial Board of Diabetes Care. Each year, from the thousands of national and international reviewers that they utilize, they choose 10 manuscript reviewers worldwide to receive this award. This is the second year in a row that Dr. Hellman has received this award, reflecting their trust and confidence in his level of knowledge, judgment, and care taken in determining which scientific papers are valid and important enough to be published in Diabetes Care.
Diabetes Care, published by the American Diabetes Association, is the premier clinical diabetes journal in the world. In order for new advances in the science of diabetes care to be accepted, there first needs to be research published in a leading scientific journal such as this. The editors of Diabetes Care take great care that these scientific articles are first judged by their manuscript reviewers, a carefully selected worldwide panel of diabetes experts. It is considered a great honor to be one of their reviewers.
2/1/2016 - Dr. Richard Hellman and the practice, Hellman & Rosen Endocrine Associates, received the first ever Innovation Award given by the 132-year-old Kansas City Medical Society in October 2015. The award was given for the innovative way they have provided medical care for diabetes and endocrine disorders.
The practice is highly acclaimed nationally for its work in improving diabetes outcomes and improving patient safety. Dr. Hellman has been a leader nationally in the development of evidence-based performance measurement, and is known internationally for his work on patient safety.
The practice has a diabetes education program which has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for more than 15 years, and both Dr. Hellman and Dr. Rosen have been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program. Dr. Hellman has received many honors, the most recent in 2015 when the American Diabetes Association chose Dr. Hellman as a Distinguished Reviewer for the journal Diabetes Care. Dr. Rosen most recently received Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound, the first endocrinologist in Greater Kansas City to receive this certificate.
1/25/2016 - Thyroid awareness month: Thyroid Cancer
1/19/2016 - Thyroid Awareness month: Graves Disease
1/11/2016 - Thyroid Awareness month: THYROID NODULES
Nov 30, 2015 - 10 Lunchtime Tips for Eating Out
If you don't have a cafeteria or time to bring a healthy lunch from home, follow these eat right tips:
1. If you can, choose restaurants with healthier menu options and order those options.
2. Try out a vegetarian option, such as a grilled vegetable Panini or wrap with fresh vegetables and hummus. Avoid vegetarian options that are overloaded with cheese (lots of calories and fat).
3. Order a salad with the dressing on the side. Watch out for main dish salads with a lot of cheese or fried meats and toppings. Ask for less cheese and grilled meats.
4. Opt for grilled meat, fish, and poultry rather than fried.
5. Order the smallest sandwich. Skip anything called “double.” Go for the 6-inch sub rather than the foot-long option. Ask if whole wheat is an option for buns and bread.
6. Opt for fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, or low-fat yogurt as side dishes.
7. Order broth-based vegetable or bean soup rather than creamy soups.
8. Choose sugar-free drinks, such as water (best choice!), unsweetened tea, coffee, or diet soda.
Nov 17, 2015 - National Healthy Lunch day!
Nov 13, 2015 - November 14th is World Diabetes Day. In 1921 Dr. Frederick Banting with the assistance of Charles Best, a medical student, performed the first experiments on dogs to isolate and identify insulin in Toronto, Canada. The first human trials were started in January 1922 with a 14 year old boy named Leonard Thompson. Without insulin, Type 1 diabetes was a death sentence. With the isolation of insulin, the world was changed in regards to the treatment of diabetes. In 1923 Dr. Banting along with Professor John MacLeod at the University of Toronto were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Nov 11, 2015 - We have some great new reviews from our patients,thanks everyone!
Aug 20, 2015 - We've updated our portal site to version 2.0 and it looks great on mobile devices! Log in normally or click this link to see the changes.
Here's a few other achievements we thought we might mention
|Dr. Rosen - American College of Endocrinology(ACE) Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU). Dr. Hellman & Dr. Rosen are also both recognized under the NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program. Our Education Program is Recognized by the American Diabetes Association – Recognized programs meet the National Standards for excellence in diabetes education.
May 8, 2015
In order for new advances in the science of diabetes care to be accepted, there first needs to be research published in one of the leading scientific journals. Diabetes Care, published by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), is the premier clinical diabetes journal in the world. Their editors take great care that these scientific articles are first judged by their manuscript reviewers, a carefully selected worldwide panel of diabetes experts. It is considered a great honor to be one of their reviewers.
Dr. Hellman was recently selected to receive the “Distinguished Reviewer” award by the ADA and their Editorial Team. This award recognizes the top 1% of manuscript reviewers for Diabetes Care worldwide, and reflects their trust and confidence in his level of knowledge and judgment in deciding which papers are valid and important enough to be published.
May 7, 2015
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