Diabetes & Endocrine Center

Diabetes Institute Clinical Care

DEC Address: 75 Hospital Drive, Athens, Ohio 45701                  Phone: (740) 566-4880            Fax: (740) 566-4 881

The Diabetes and Endocrine Center (DEC) houses the clinical arm of The Diabetes Institute. The center is managed by University Medical Associates (UMA) in partnership with the Heritage College of Osteoptahic Medicine. The DEC is a vibrant practice that combines excellence in clinical care, comprehensive interdisciplinary teching and complete patient care serving the people of Appalachian Ohio and Western WV. The Center is integrated both inpatient and outpatinet settings. Within the DEC there are endocrinologists, diabetologists, nurse practitioners, certified diabetes nurse educators, and dietitians. The breath of our core faculty provides assistance with all aspects with Diabetes Care.

Learn More How to Refer Patients to the Diabetes/Endocrine Center:
We accept referrals from primary care as well as other specialist physicians. University Medical Associates (UMA) is the medical practice for faculty at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM). The UMA Diabetes/Endocrine Center is one of those practices.

If you would like a one-time recommendation or would rather have on-going involvement in managing a given problem, please let us know by marking the appropriate box (consultation vs. management).

Include all of the information on the form and provide all necessary additional information concerning the patient's problem such as progress note(s), current medicines, labs, scans, etc. with the fax of the referral request form.

Refer a Patient (pdf)

Diabetes & Endocrine Center Clinicians

Mezitis Nicholas H.E. Mezits, MD
DEC Clinical Director
Ohio University / University Medical Associates

Guo Aili Guo, MD, PhD
Ohio Univeristy / University Medical Associates

Healy Amber Healy, DO
Director, Diabetes Fellowship
Ohio University / University Medical Associates


Amissah Immanuel Amissah, MD
2016-17 Diabetes Fellow
OhioHealth / Ohio University


Staker Angela Staker, CNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner
University Medical Associates

Bailey Karen Bailey, MS, RD, LD, CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator
Ohio University