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Dr. Elizabeth B Jenkins has the following 2 specialties
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Elizabeth B Jenkins has the following 16 expertise
- Cushing Disease
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
- Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
- Addison Disease
- Diabetes (Types I & II)
- Diabetes, Type 2
- Metabolic Bone Diseases
- Gland Issues
Dr. Elizabeth B Jenkins has 0 board certified specialties
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I waited 6 months to be seen by her. Dr. Briggs is quite literally the worst doctor I have ever interacted with. I have been seeing her for almost a year and am finally fed up with her. I have over ten symptoms related to my hypothyroidism but because my levels are "normal" she brushes them off saying they can be caused by this or that and to follow up with my GP or OB/GYN. What is funny is that in the last three months at my OBGYN and my Gastro both said "You need to find a new endocrinologist who will treat the symptom, not the number". They both agree that my symptoms are directly related to my hypothyroidism. They both were shocked to learn that I have discussed these symptoms (such as low heart rate, low blood pressure, puffy face and hands, no libido, heavy cycle, brittle nails, cold intolerance and ofcourse fatigue) with her and that she brushes them off. My final straw was my last appointment with her. She came in (also didn't mention that she lacks any type of interpersonal skills) and this is how the conversation went: Her: How are you feeling? Me: The same. Her: Same symptoms (proceeds to read them from her computer screen). Me: Yes, nothing has changed, I don't feel any better. Her: Well your numbers are fine. Do you need a prescription refill? Me: Yes Her: Okay here you go, see you back in 6 months. She should not be allowed to practice. She is a horrible doctor who does not listen to her patients. I have an appointment with a new endo who has been recommended to me by several friends who they say "listens to her patients". DO NOT SEEK TREATMENT FROM DR. BRIGGS.
Dr. Briggs and her staff are one of the most professional and efficient medical group I have ever known. She monitors me very closely and adjusts my medication when needed. Her staff takes care of all my requests promptly. Perscriptions are called in immediately. When I forward my Blood Sugar numbers to her, I receive a call back that day on whether or not I need to make any adjustments. I never feel rushed in my appointments. She takes the time I need to address all of my concerns. Dr. Briggs and her Associates are top notch in my book. I'd highly recommend to anyone who wants a great Doctor and wants to receice excellent service.
This was a horrible experience. Dr. Briggs took me off a medicine with no advice and I became severely sick for three weeks. When I called to ask questions, a receptionist delivered a message from her stating that I shouldn't feel nauseaus, even though a syptom of the medication I was taking was nausea. She told me to follow up with my gp, but he told me it was a thyroid problem and her responsibility. I am disappointed I was never called by her and I felt "brushed off". I'm going to a new doctor immediately to get my thyroid taken care of.
15 Years Experience
University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2003
Dr. Elizabeth B Jenkins accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry DE PPO
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- Coventry Virginia - HMO
- First Health PPO
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