Edinburg, TX – Fellowship trained in Endocrinology at the Nassau University Medical Center in New York, Dr. Maria Naranjo is already making her mark on the front lines of the diabetes epidemic in the Rio Grande Valley.
In 2019, 37.3 million Americans, or 11.3% of the population had diabetes, and with the Rio Grande Valley reporting some of the highest numbers of diabetes cases in the nation. Dr. Naranjo’s mission is to help curb the statistics and provide patients dealing with diabetes with a path to an improved quality of life.
“There are more patients with diabetes than there are physicians to treat them. I want to be a part of bridging that gap and bringing more opportunities for treatment to the area in order to make a difference,” said Naranjo.
Dr. Naranjo joins the DHR Health Diabetes & Endocrinology Institute team of physicians treating patients for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, thyroid disorders, and metabolic disorders. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador Facultad de Medicina in 2012 before completely her residency in internal medicine at the New York Medical College at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in New Jersey, followed by the endocrinology fellowship.
Dr. Naranjo is double certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine/Endocrinology demonstrating a high level of expertise in her field of medicine.
She has worked as a physician for the main hospital in Ecuador and rural areas, and has been a member of several honorary and professional societies including American Diabetes Association, American Thyroid Association, Endocrine Society, American College of Physicians, Internal Medicine, and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations.
For more information regarding scheduling an appointment/consultation with Dr. Maria Naranjo call (956) 362-5650.
About DHR Health Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute…
The DHR Health Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute is a one-of-a-kind institution on the front lines of the world epidemic of diabetes. We are leading the battle to conquer diabetes in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches to clinical care and education. Our multispecialty physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of endocrine disorders among adults and children using advanced testing technology and innovative treatment options.
About DHR Health…
“Our mission is to improve the well-being of those we serve with a commitment to excellence: every patient, every encounter, every time.”
DHR Health was founded in 1997 to help over 1.2 million residents resolve limited health care access challenges in a community that lacked public and county hospitals. Today, it is a modern, 500+ bed full-service health system serving over 300,000 patients annually, with 5,500 employees, over 650 physicians and more than 1,400 nurses dedicated to offering a full-continuum of care in over 70 different specialties and subspecialties. DHR Health proudly boasts the best specialty care in the region, a 24/7 designated Level 1 Trauma Center, a robust clinical research division, and developing graduate medical education programs. DHR Health has revolutionized the health care landscape of the Rio Grande Valley and continues to raise the standard of care and transform the health care delivery model for the benefit of all local residents. To learn more, visit www.dhrhealth.com.