Misty Gilliland, MSN, APN, FNP-C

Specialist in Diabetes and Endocrinology

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Misty Gilliland, MSN, APN, FNP-C graduated from Bryan College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2007 and proceeded to Tennessee Wesleyan College for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She practiced as an endocrinology nurse for many years until she received her Master of Science in Nursing in 2014. Misty is a Board-certified Nurse Practitioner. I reside in Hixson, TN with my husband, 3 yr old son, 2 dogs and 1 cat. In my spare time, I own a online reselling business and help my husband operate his pressure washing/window cleaning business. I also love to read and take long naps.

I SPECIALIZE IN:

  • Advance Diabetes Management
  • Weight Management

I'M LOCATED AT

Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Galen

1651 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 301,
Chattanooga, TN 37421

  • Call: (423) 954-9010
  • Fax: (423) 510-8561

BEEN IN PRACTICE SINCE:

2010

MY CARE PHILOSOPHY:

As an advance nurse practitioner I am dedicated to the diagnoses, treatment, and management of patients with endocrine disorders, or those affecting the body’s secretion of hormones such as thyroid problems or diabetes.

MY EDUCATION:

BS | Business Management from Bryan College

BS | Nursing from TN Wesleyan College

MSN | Nursing from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

RN and FNP license in TN

AFFILIATED/CERTIFIED WITH:

Certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

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.