The University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology is the only diabetes specialty clinic on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The Center’s mission is to provide the highest level of comprehensive diabetes care through prevention, treatment, education and research.
The Center provides services in the Outpatient Center in UM Shore Medical Center at Easton, and also in the Multispecialty Clinic in UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Our team of experts offer a deep understanding of the physical, cognitive, and emotional demands of diabetes and endocrine disorders. Through our Center, patients have access to an unparalleled level of innovation within diabetes and endocrinology care that is focused on collaboration, cutting-edge technologies and research.
Faustino Macuha Jr., MD, Medical Director: Dr. Macuha earned his Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Santo Tomas, in Manila, Philippines. He completed a rotating internship at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital; an Internal Medicine Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, New York; and an Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship at State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Endocrine Society, and the American Medical Association.
Anna Antwi, CRNP: Antwi joined the Center in August, 2016 from York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania.
Bobbi Atkinson, CRNP: Atkinson joined the Center in April 2016 from Nanticoke Health Services in Seaford, Delaware. She previously worked at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester for nearly 20 years.
Faustino Macuha, MD, medical director of the UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, is shown with new providers Bobbi Atkinson, CRNP (left) and Anna Antwi, CRNP (right).
Diabetes Education and Services
The classes and services below require a referral from a primary care provider and advance registration. Please call the Center for a schedule of upcoming classes and to register.
Diabetes Self Management Classes -- Offered every month in Chestertown and Easton, this 10-hour program provides medical information and strategies enabling patients to manage their diabetes for optimal wellness.
Other Services – Our staff also provides individual instruction and support for patients on the following topics:
- medical nutrition therapy, providing an individualized comprehensive nutrition plan
- glucose meters, injectable medications, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), and insulin pump management
- carb counting
- gestational diabetes - care during pregnancy and what to expect afterwards
Our Diabetes Education Team
Diabetes Education Team members teach the various classes and works with patients individually to gain control of their diabetes. They also speak to community organizations and clubs, and lead the Diabetes Support groups. They are: Doris Allen, BSN, RN, CDE, Lead Educator; Karen Canter, BSN, RN, CDE; Karen Hollis, RDN, CDE; Mary King, RD, LD, CDE; Chrissy Nelson, RN, CDE; and Renee Woodward, RN, CDE.
To request a speaker for your organization, call the Center, 410-822-1000, ext. 5757.
Diabetes Support Groups
Diabetes support groups meet once a month in Cambirdge, Chestertown, Denton and Easton, and are free of charge. These meetings are open to family members and caregivers as well as patients, and feature informative presentations as well as fellowship and support for persons affected by diabetes. For more information, call:
Cambridge – 410-822-1000, ext. 5195
Chestertown -- 410-778-7668, ext. 2175
Denton – 410-822-1000, ext. 5195
Easton – 410-822-1000, ext. 5195
Making an Appointment
Most insurance companies require a referral for our services. For more information about diabetes education programs and physician services, please contact The UM Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, 410 822-1000, ext. 5757.