• U.S. News & World Report Top Fifty in Diabetes & Endocrinology

    Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center

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    The UK HealthCare Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center is a multi-disciplinary center designed to provide medical management in every area of your diabetes as well as educational support to assist you in implementing life-style changes. Our education program is recognized and accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.  

    At the center you will learn about 

    • Weight management through healthy eating; counting carbohydrates, labels reading, healthy recipes, tips for eating out
    • Monitoring your blood glucose and understanding fluctuations
    • Administering and adjusting your medications
    • Initiating exercise in your lifestyle
    • Reducing your risk for diabetes and complications

    Appointments

    Request an appointment online or call
    Adults: 859-323-2232
    Pediatrics: 859-323-6211 and speak with the Patient Access Center.


  • Mission

    The Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes & Obesity Center offers comprehensive evaluations and treatment plans to support the primary care provider in managing the care of patients with diabetes. The services offered include:

    • Consultation with expert diabetologists.
    • Coordination of care for diabetes complications screening and management.
    • Comprehensive patient education plans.

    Our goal is to work with the referring provider to provide support and assistance as needed. For patients requiring intensive management such as patients using insulin pumps, patients with type 1 diabetes, and patients with challenging diabetes issues we will provide in-depth care on an ongoing basis.

    See also:

  • Adult

    Board-certified endocrinologists 

    Lisa Tannock, MD
    Derick Adams, DO
    Philip Kern, MD
    Dennis Karounos, MD
    James Flueck, MD

    Nurse practitioners specifically trained in diabetes management

    Stephanie Vernon, APRN
    Regina Hamlet, APRN
    Brian Fields, APRN

    Physician assistant specifically trained in diabetes management

    Chlodys Johnstone, PA

    Physician fellows in endocrinology

    Kelly Pacitti, MD     
    Indu Mathew, MD     
    Katherine Kendjorsky, MD     
    Archana Narla, MD

    Certified diabetes educators

    Beth Holden

    Beth Holden, RN, MSN, CDE
    My name is Beth Holden, I completed my undergraduate education at the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. I continued my education in graduate studies at Bellarmine College in Louisville, earning a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing. I have been a registered nurse for 40 years and a certified diabetes for educator for 20 years.


    Sheri Setser-Legg

    Sheri Setser- Legg, MS, RD, LD, CDE
    My name is Sheri Setser-Legg; I have been a registered dietitian for over twenty years and a certified diabetes educator for over 15 years. I completed my undergraduate degree at Morehead State University with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics. I then attended the University of Kentucky for my graduate work, earning an MS in Exercise Physiology. I have worked in adult endocrinology at UK for sixteen years.


    Janet Gilligan

    Janet Gilligan, MSEd, RD, LD, CDE
    My name is Janet Gilligan; I received my undergraduate degree in medical dietetics from The Ohio State University in Columbus. I then completed a Master of Education degree at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. I am a Registered Dietitian licensed in Kentucky and have been a Certified Diabetes Educator for more than 20 years.


  • Pediatric

    Board-certified endocrinologists

    Jackson Smith, MD (Chief)
    John Fowlkes, MD (Director of Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center)
    Kathryn Thrailkill, MD
    Alba Morales Pozzo, MD
    Eva Kalaitzoglou, MD

    Nurse practitioners specifically trained in diabetes management

    Debra Howard, APRN, CDE
    Leslie Scott, PhD, APRN, CDE

    Certified diabetes educators

    Jennifer Cherolis

    Jennifer Cherolis, BSN, RN, CDE, MLDE
    My name is Jennifer Cherolis. I completed my Bachelor’s of Science of Nursing from the University of Kentucky in 1989. I have been a diabetes educator since 1990. I have worked with all age groups with diabetes.


    Shana Cunningham, MSN, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE
    Shana Cunningham is a master licensed diabetes educator, board certified in advanced diabetes management, and a certified diabetes educator. She has a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) from Eastern Kentucky University (2004) and a master of science in nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Nursing Education from Indiana Wesleyan University (2013). Shana has actively practiced diabetes education for approximately 10 years. She is currently a Diabetes Education Service Coordinator for UK HealthCare Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.


    Angela Hepner
    Angela Hepner, Med, RD, LD, MLDE, CDE, CDTC
    My name is Angela Hepner; I completed my undergraduate degree in dietetics at the University of Kentucky. I have my master’s degree in adult and higher Education from Morehead State University. I have worked at UK HealthCare in pediatric endocrinology since 2008.
    Jessica McMaine
    Jessica McMaine, RN, BSN
    My name is Jessica McMaine and I have completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University. I worked as a bedside nurse prior to becoming a part of the Pediatric Endocrinology team. I have worked in this current position since 2015.
  • John L. Fowlkes, MD  
    Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology
    Director, Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center
    Contact Number 859-323-5407


    shawn-crouch

    Shawn Crouch, MPH
    Interim Administrator, Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center
    Contact Number 859-323-5407


    Laura Hieronymus

    Laura Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE
    Associate Director, Education & Quality Services, Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center
    Contact Number 859-323-5407


    Jessica LaRue

    Jessica La Rue, BS
    Administrative Support Associate I, Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center
    Contact Number 859-323-5407