Dec 18, 2014 Register

Born in Harlan, Kentucky, Dr. Bybee grew up in Louisville and holds an undergraduate degree in music history from the University of Louisville. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at University Hospital in Lexington. He joined the U.S. Navy and moved to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he completed his Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism. After completing a tour of active duty in the Navy, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuroendocrinology. He has served on the faculties of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Northwestern University as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine on the clinical faculty of the University of Louisville and participates in the teaching of medical students.

Dr. Bybee strives to apply the principles of process quality improvement to diabetes care. He is particularly concerned that his patients acquire a firm base of knowledge of diabetes self-care. He also has a particular interest in pituitary, thyroid, and metabolic bone disorders.
Dr. Bybee is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. Dr. Bybee has received the Laureate Award of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Physicians and is listed in "The Best Doctors in America" by Woodward/White, Inc., publishers. Dr. Bybee received the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists' "Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist Award" in 2008. He is active in The Greater Louisville Medical Society and served as President 2011-2012. Dr. Bybee and his wife, Polly A. Coombs, M.D., share a love for music and often perform classical music together as the "Singing Dog Duo" and in the church choir. They are active supporters of the musical arts in our community.


FRED A. WILLIAMS, JR., M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E. Minimize

Dr. Williams is a native of Louisville and attended St. Xavier High School (1970).  He received his B.A. degree in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University (1974) and his M.D. from the University of Louisville (1978).  Dr. Williams' post graduate training included an internship and residency in Internal Medicine, and fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism, all at the University of Virginia Medical Center (1978-1983).


 Dr. Williams holds an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville School Of Medicine.  He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in General Internal Medicine and in the subspecialty of Endocrinology and Metabolism.  Dr. Williams is a member of the Greater Louisville Medical Society and was the 2004/2005 President.  He is a member of the American Medical Association and is currently President of the Kentucky Medical Association.  He is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and served AACE's national board of directors from 2007-2010.  He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Endocrinology.


Dr. Williams is a graduate of Leadership Louisville's class of 2005 and participates in various civic and church activities.  Dr. Williams has professional interests in intensive therapy of Diabetes Mellitus, thyroid ultrasound and biopsy, osteoporosis, hyperparathyroidism and management of pituitary tumors.


Dr. Williams and his wife Sally have four children and four grandchildren.  Dr. Williams enjoys bicycling, golf, jogging, reading, boating, fishing and raising/showing Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs.

MARY T. SELF, M.D., C.D.E. Minimize

Dr. Mary Self is a native of Louisville.  She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and obtained a nursing degree from Jefferson Community College.  She went on to major in biology at the University of Louisville where she graduated with honors.  She chose to complete her education and residency at the University of Louisville Medical School.  As the Senior Fellow in Endocrinology, she recieved the Outstanding Teaching Award in 1990.


Dr. Self's professional interests include all aspects of Diabetes and Endocrinology with special emphasis on patient education.  She has been actively involved in diabetes education programs throughout Louisville.  She has been an officer in the Kentucky Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.  She is also a member of the American College of Physicians, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and several local medical societies.  She is board certified in the Internal Medicine and Enocrinology.  She is married to Stephen Self, M.D., a vascular surgeon.  She and her husband have three children.

'LARA O. FAKUNLE, M.D., F.A.C.E. Minimize

Dr. ‘Lara Fakunle is a naturalized American citizen who was born in Lagos, Nigeria.  She received her Medical Degree from The Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and graduated as the valedictorian of her medical school with awards both as the Best Graduating Medical Student in 1989 and also as the Best Medical Intern in 1990.  She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism both at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She also received recognition by the Department of Endocrinology as an outstanding Clinical Fellow.  She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and she is Board Certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism. 


Dr. Fakunle is a member of the American Diabetes Association, the American College of Physicians, the Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.  Dr. Fakunle has professional interest in Diabetes Mellitus, Polycystic Ovarian disease and Thyroid Disorders.  She has an interest in the total care of the patient including their spiritual well being. 


She is married to Bobby Fakunle who is a chemical engineer and they have four children.  Dr. Fakunle is very active in her local church and spends most of her leisure time with family.  She also ministers in her church where she and her husband serve as members of the deacon board and ordained ministers.


Dr. Swapna Dharashivkar Deo was born in India and completed her medical school at Seth G.S. Medical college and KEM hospital, Mumbai, a prestigious medical school in India. She received accolades in Anatomy, Microbiology and Surgery during her medical school. After coming to the US, she was awarded the Best Intern Award during her Internal Medicine residency at the Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. She received the American Federation of Medical Research Henry Christian Award for her research on PCOS and obesity during her residency training. She later practiced as an Internist for 6 yrs in Clarksville, IN before deciding to pursue fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of Louisville. During her fellowship, she received two Clinical Fellow Travel Awards in 2012 and the Clinical Fellows Abstract Award in Women's health in 2013 for her research in SHBG in newborns. She also received the 2nd place in poster competition in AACE 2012, 3rd place in AACE poster competition 2013 and the AACE Young Investigator Award in 2013. Her poster was nominated for the Presidential Award at the Endocrine Society meeting 2013. Dr. Dharashivkar is a member of the American Thyroid Association and the Endocrine Society and is interested in taking care of patients with a variety of endocrine disorders. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and having just graduated, is eligible for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Boards.


Dr. Dharashivkar's interests include oil and pastel painting, sewing, gardening and cooking. She and her husband, Nikhil Deo, Programming Manager for a Louisville based wireless firm enjoy tennis, traveling and spending time with their 2 children.

MICHELLE MIKE, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., C.D.E Minimize

Michelle is an Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Bellarmine University. She obtained her Masters in Nursing from Spalding University. Michelle is nationally certified as an ANP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Academy of Nurse practitioners. Since 1999 Michelle has been instrumental in the practical management of endocrine patient care-particularly with educational programs involving insulin pumps and management. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, singing in her church choir and working out at the gym.                                  

DORIS HANCOCK, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., C.D.E. Minimize

Born in Martin, Kentucky, Doris grew up in Louisville and graduated from DuPont Manual High School.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Berea College and her Masters in Nursing from Indiana University.


Her career has been diverse-from clinical practice to management and education.  Clinical practice areas in the hospital included medical-surgical, surgery, recovery, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, psychiatry labor and delivery, discharge planner, quality management and nursing educator.  She has also worked in public health and was director of nursing at a Primary Care Center.  She has held specialist certification in Oncology, Pain Management, Tracheostomy Care, Prepared Childbirth, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Nurse Practitioner and Diabetes Educator.


She has been an Associate and Assistant Professor of Nursing at Indiana University Southwest and the Univeristy of Louisville.  Most recently, for the past fifteen years, she has worked as a nurse practitioner and diabetes educator in an internal medicine practice.


Doris and her husband, Randall, have three children and one grandson.  They enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and canoeing/kayaking.  Her other interests include quilting, reading and crossword puzzles. 

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