Health system hires doctor to expand endocrinology program

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Olesya Krivospitskaya. Courtesy Metro Health — University of Michigan Health

A health system in the region has hired a new doctor to expand its treatment of diabetes, thyroid diseases and other glandular conditions.

Endocrinologist Dr. Olesya Krivospitskaya is now seeing Metro Health-University of Michigan Health patients at the new specialty suite in Metro Health Park East, 4055 Cascade Road SE in Grand Rapids.

Krivospitskaya, who comes from University of Michigan-affiliated MidMichigan Health, specializes in treating a wide range of conditions, including disorders affecting the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands; bone and mineral metabolism; calcium and parathyroid; diabetes; and glucose, lipids and gonadal health.

Her medical degree is from Voronezh State Medical University in Russia, and her residency in internal medicine is from Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, where she earned honors as intern of the month.

She completed her fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic disease at University of Chicago Medical Center and is board-certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic disease.

Krivospitskaya also has a licentiate degree, equivalent to a pre-doctor of philosophy degree, in the department of clinical medicine at Orebro University in Sweden, where she served as an instructor in science techniques and was awarded a guest scholarship grant.

Studies have shown a growing need for endocrinologists across the nation, driven in part by an increasing prevalence of diabetes and an aging population, Metro Health said.

“Endocrinology is essential to address some of our community’s most important health issues, including diabetes, bone health and obesity,” Krivospitskaya said. “I look forward to serving the needs of patients in West Michigan.”

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