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Kathryn Dinh, M.D.

Specialist in Diabetes and Endocrinology

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Kathryn Dinh, MD is a board-eligible endocrinologist with special interests in osteoporosis, calcium, thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary disorders, as well as endocrine cancers. Her passion for helping people lead whole, purposeful lives led her to pursue a career in medicine.

Dr. Dinh is originally from Evansville, Indiana. She attended Butler University in Indianapolis. Dr. Dinh received her medical degree with honors from Harvard Medical School. While attending medical school, she completed a year of research on prostate cancer, including the impact of hormonal therapy on patients, resulting in several first-author publications. After medical school, Dr. Dinh completed her internal medicine residency and endocrine fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Dinh is committed to the diagnoses, treatment, and management of endocrine disorders. Her favorite part of her job is building relationships with her patients and knowing that she has helped someone’s symptoms improve or manage their chronic illness better. Dr. Dinh believes in first listening to patients and developing a relationship. She is committed to a detail-oriented and holistic evaluation in order to work together in building a patient-centered plan. Dr. Dinh strives to provide compassionate care that is evidence-based, up-to-date, and practical for each patient. 

She is moving to Chattanooga with her loving husband who is also a physician and her rambunctious 2-year-old son. While her favorite thing is to spend time with them, her other hobbies include baking, reading historical fiction, watching musicals, and drinking coffee with friends. So far, her favorite thing about Chattanooga has been how friendly everyone is! She loves the beauty of the city and looks forward to exploring the food and art scenes.

I SPECIALIZE IN:

I'M LOCATED AT

Galen Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology at Hixson

4980 Alpha Lane
Hixson, TN  37343

BEEN IN PRACTICE SINCE:

2016

MY CARE PHILOSOPHY:

To provide compassionate care that is evidence-based, up-to-date, and practical for each patient.

MY EDUCATION:

M.D. |  Harvard Medical School

Residency & Fellowship | University of Washington

I'M AFFILIATED WITH:

SERVICES & PATIENT RESOURCES:

They cover a lot of ground, diagnosing and treating conditions that affect your:

  • Adrenals, glands that sit on top of your kidneys and help to control things like your blood pressure, metabolism, stress response, and sex hormones
  • Bone metabolism, like osteoporosis
  • Cholesterol
  • Hypothalamus, the part of your brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst
  • Pancreas, which makes insulin and other substances for digestion
  • Parathyroids, small glands in your neck that control the calcium in your blood
  • Pituitary, a pea-sized gland at the base of your brain that keeps your hormones balanced
  • Reproductive glands (gonads): ovaries in women, testes in men
  • Thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that controls your metabolism, energy, and brain growth and development

Your regular doctor can treat diabetes, but they might refer you to an endocrinologist when:

  • You are brand new to diabetes and need to learn how to manage it.
  • They don’t have a lot of experience treating diabetes.
  • You take a lot of shots or use an insulin pump.
  • Your diabetes has gotten tough to manage, or your treatment isn’t working.
  • You have complications from diabetes.

You can always ask to go to an endocrinologist, too, even though your doctor doesn’t suggest it first. When you see one, you’ll still need to visit your primary doctor as well. They’ll work together.