Dr. Anjanette Tan | Honors
Dr. Anjanette Tan | Education
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Dr. Anjanette Tan was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She finished medical school in 1998 at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, through the Integrated Liberal Arts-Medicine program, a prestigious 7-year accelerated program that admits forty high school applicants from the top qualifiers of the university’s entrance exam. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training in 2002 at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania /Hahnemann. She received the James F. Gleason Resident Teacher Award and the Scholastic Achievement Award. She then pursued her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Columbia, Missouri, graduating in 2004. She has written several manuscripts and articles on diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.
After her training, she started her Endocrinology practice at Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, Virginia, helping the underserved communities of Southside Virginia. During this time, she served as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia, an affiliate of Virginia Tech University
Dr. Tan is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE), and also designated as an Endocrine Certified Neck Ultrasonographer (ECNU). Her practice is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) in thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound. Dr. Tan has achieved Bridges to Excellence recognition for providing exceptional care for patients with diabetes. She has been named one of Fort Worth’s Top Docs in Endocrinology for 2012 and 2013. She is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Endocrine Society. Dr. Tan is also active in clinical research, serving as principal investigator for ongoing trials with Baylor Research Institute.
She believes that her role is to be a compassionate bridge between the complex and rapid advances in the science of hormones and realistic limitations posed by each unique patient situation. She strives to always be an advocate for her patients.
The Diabetes and Thyroid Center of Fort Worth was established in 2007 with the motivation of providing compassionate, up-to-date and comprehensive medicine. Our board certified Endocrinologists, Dr. Darren Lackan, Dr. Chris Bajaj, Dr. Anjanette Tan, Dr. Christopher Hudak, and Laura Sapaugh, PA are committed to practicing evidence-based medicine in order to give our patients care that is second to none.
We provide expert care for all aspects of Endocrinology:
Why our clinic is special?
Our board certified Endocrinologists are recognized as experts in this field. We will provide comprehensive care for all the diseases we treat.
For our diabetic patients, our goal is to prevent complications or prevent progression of complications. We take an individual approach to each patient to get your blood sugars under control. We can arrange for on site diabetes education in all aspects of the disease. We will arrange for screening of all diabetic complications including eye diseases, kidney disease, nerve diseases and cardiovascular diseases. We are also able to organize insulin pump starts, in the appropriate patient.
For our thyroid patients, we are able to diagnose if there is a true thyroid disorder. We treat a large population of patients with both underactive thyroid (Hypothyroidism), overactive thyroid (Hyperthyroidism) and all thyroid cancers. In our clinic, we perform thyroid ultrasounds, fine needle aspirations (FNA) of thyroid nodules, and treat patients with radioactive iodine (I131) for both hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
For our sex hormone disorders, we have been trained to help patients restore their body’s hormonal balance. We will diagnose hormonal disease such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), one of the largest endocrine diseases in women. There are many aspects of this disease that will need to be managed, including cosmetic concerns (abnormal hair growth and acne), infertility, irregular menstrual cycles and metabolic complications.
We practice evidence- based medicine. This includes treatment of menopausal syndrome if the benefits outweigh the risks. This is decided on an individual basis. We do not prescribe “bio-identical” hormones as they have not been proven to be more effective or have fewer risks than the extensively studied FDA approved medications. Read More. We also do not prescribe “anti-aging” medicine such as growth hormone, unless a true growth hormone deficiency is diagnosed.
Fatigue is a common symptom in many endocrine disorders. It is also a symptom for a large number of conditions. We are not a fatigue clinic or specialists for this, but it will be addressed in context of established hormonal dysfunction.
Schedule your appointment today and get back your health.
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