New Physician Joins UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
The University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UM Shore Regional Health and University of Maryland Community Medical Group (UM CMG) recently welcomed Bayan Mesmar, MBBS, to its team.
A board-certified physician with the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Mesmar specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. She brings expertise to the UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology in the areas of insulin pump initiation and management; continuous glucose monitor interpretation; bone densitometry interpretation; and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules.
Dr. Mesmar earned her medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan. Upon coming to the U.S., she completed an internal medicine residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine and later a fellowship in the field of endocrinology, diabetes and nutrition at University of Maryland School of Medicine.
She joins a comprehensive team that includes certified registered nurse practitioners Anna Antwi, Bobbi Atkinson and Doris Allen Tate; and a diabetes education staff comprised of certified diabetes educators Karen Canter and Chrissy Nelson, and registered dieticians Karen Hollis and Mary King.
“Given the high rates of diabetes and endocrine disease in our region, Dr. Mesmar is a welcome addition to our physician community, says William H. Huffner, MD, senior vice president, Medical Affairs and chief medical officer for University of Maryland Shore Regional Health. “The UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology serves more than 600 patients every month and has earned an outstanding reputation for quality, patient-centered care and community education and outreach. We are very pleased to have Dr. Mesmar join the Center’s team of providers and diabetes educators.”
In addition to offering a full complement of services at the Center’s location in UM Shore Medical Center at Easton’s Edward B. and Mildred Freeman Outpatient Center, Dr. Mesmar and the nurse practitioners see patients on a rotating, weekly basis at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Also offered in Chestertown and Easton are Diabetes Self-Management classes, which provide medical information and strategies for the management of diabetes. Providers in the Center are affiliated with University of Maryland Community Medical Group.
Other services offered by the Center include: medical nutrition therapy with individualized comprehensive nutrition plans; glucose meters; injectable medications; continuous glucose monitoring (CGM); insulin pump management; and carb counting and care for gestational diabetes. Diabetes educators conduct monthly diabetes support groups open to patients, family members and caregivers in Cambridge, Chestertown, Denton and Easton.
Dr. Bayan Mesmar has joined the UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UM Shore Regional Health