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Endocrinology Clinic Education and Resources

Endocrinology Clinic is committed to providing high quality care and wellness education to our patients. Please use this page to explore educational resources.



  • Type 2 Diabetes - Symptoms and Treatment Options

    More than 37 million Americans have diabetes, and approximately 90 to 95 percent of those have Type 2 diabetes. “The most common causes of Type 2 diabetes are obesity and genetics, but the good news is that for most people, the disease can be prevented or reversed,” says Cassidy Cooper, PA-C of Washington Regional Endocrinology Clinic....

  • Intermittent Fasting

    If you’re looking to improve your metabolic health but counting calories doesn’t appeal to you, consider watching the clock instead. Intermittent fasting has helped many people reach their weight and wellness goals. “Intermittent fasting is the practice of caloric restriction based on hours of the day, with the understanding that it’s not only what you’re eating that is important, but also how you eat it,” says Rachel Kilpatrick, M.D., an endocrinologist at Washington Regional Endocrinology Clinic....

  • Plant Based Diet: Tips and Health Benefits

    A plant-based eating plan is exactly what it sounds like, says Rachel Kilpatrick, MD, an endocrinologist at Washington Regional Endocrinology Clinic. “A plant-based diet is a diet composed primarily of plants such as fruits, vegetables, beans or legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds,” she says....

  • Benefits of Real Food

    “My mantra in my clinic is: I want my patients to eat real food!” Dr. Rachel Kilpatrick repeats her mantra frequently, motivating her patients to include plenty of fruits and vegetables in their diets....

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

    It is one of the most common causes of female infertility, but polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects the entire body, not just the reproductive system. Its exact cause is not known but may be due to a combination of insulin resistance, increased levels of hormones called androgens (such as testosterone) and an irregular menstrual cycle....

  • Thyroid Cancer Self-Check

    The American Cancer Society lists thyroid cancer as one of the most common types of cancer, and women are more likely than men to develop the disease....

  • Symptoms of Thyroid Problems and Disease

    An estimated 20 million Americans have a thyroid disorder, and women are more likely to be affected. According to the American Thyroid Association, up to 60% of people with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition....