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Matthew Hollie, M.D.

Specialist in Diabetes and Endocrinology


Matthew Hollie, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist with special interests in diabetes and diabetes management. His inspiration to pursue medicine came from his father who is also a physician. Chattanooga native, Dr. Hollie attended Southern Adventist University where he obtained his Bachelor of Art in biology. He moved to Georgia where he received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hollie completed his residency and endocrinology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Hollie is committed to helping his patients understand the how and why behind their health issues. He believes that if his patients understand the why, then the relationship between doctor and patient will be smoother and lead to a solid partnership between patient and physician. Educating his patients on their health issues allows them to be active participants in the decision-making process.

When Dr. Hollie is not seeing patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He also enjoys playing basketball, soccer, and pickleball. A fun fact about Dr. Hollie is that he invented a sport called “vennis”, a mix between volleyball and tennis. Dr. Hollie is an avid lover of computers and electronic technology, and when he has free time, he enjoys building computers.



Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Galen

1726 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 100,
Chattanooga, TN 37421

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Educating patients on their health issues allows them to be active participants in the decision-making process.


B.A. Biology | Southern Adventist University

M.D. | Medical College of Georgia

Residency | University of Alabama at Birmingham


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.