Our newest Endocrinologist, Elizabeth Ensminger, is a native of West Palm Beach, Florida, who grew up in Tampa and earned her MD from the University of Miami. She is now wrapping up a residency at Boston Medical Center.
Recently married Dr. Ensminger and her husband have just closed on a home in North Andover.
“It’s been an incredibly busy time,” she says, “between finishing my residency, getting married, buying our home, and starting a new job!”
Describing her experience at BMC as an “incredible experience” where she saw “everything under the sun, from adrenal, thyroid and pituitary problems to every stage of diabetes,” Elizabeth describes it as “great training to go on and start my own practice.”
Usually, she says, she likes to see her patients as part of a team, working with the patient, their primary care physician and diabetes educators. Pentucket, she notes, has an excellent group of dietician/educators and well-integrated communication among clinicians.
“Diabetes,” she says, “can be a really hard diagnosis for a patient to get. It’s a lifelong disease and it requires a lot of lifestyle modifications…
“But sometimes a diagnosis of diabetes can be a life-changing event for someone, for example, as they see their blood sugars start to improve. That’s actually one of my favorite moments as a physician, to watch patients actually get their lives back.”
Elizabeth calls Pentucket “a fantastic practice…they sold me from Day One when I walked in the doors. The practice is really patient-centered. All the doctors are friendly and they focus on the patient, which is also my focus.”