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Endocrinologist named ADC physician of the year

Michele McDermott

Dr. Michele McDermott

Citing her ongoing contributions to women’s health, The Austin Diagnostic Clinic doctors have named endocrinologist Michele McDermott, M.D., as the clinic’s 2011 Physician of the Year.

Dr. McDermott received the Distinguished Service Award for her groundbreaking work as founder and director of the Menopause and Osteoporosis Center at ADC, as well as for her support of health issues that affect women in mid-life, said Paul Moore, M.D., an endocrinologist and chairman of the ADC Board of Directors.

“For more than two decades, Dr. McDermott has been helping women who are dealing with age- and gender-specific health issues such as menopause,” said Dr. Moore. “Her unwavering commitment to improving women’s quality of life makes her highly-sought after by patients and highly-respected by her peers in the medical community. We’re honored to work with Dr. McDermott and she is clearly deserving of this award.”

Dr. McDermott established the Women’s Center at ADC in 1990, which was the first program in Austin to provide comprehensive women’s health services, including osteoporosis and breast cancer screening.

Dr. McDermott is the second woman at ADC to be named Physician of the Year. She has worked as a principal investigator in dozens of clinical trials of drugs for osteoporosis, hormone therapy regimens, and treatments for female sexual dysfunction. She also lectures regularly on osteoporosis, menopause management, hormone therapy and other topics related to mid-life women’s health and has been recognized by both state and national organizations for her contributions.

“I have always felt a responsibility to keep the bar high and set the standards for the community and for other physicians,” said Dr. McDermott. “It’s wonderful to be recognized by my peers for doing something I’m so passionate about.”

Dr. McDermott is a member of The North American Menopause Society, the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.