During this episode, we interview Dr. Dean Rottinghaus, who has successfully launched and managed a hospital based Diabetes Management Clinic for Jenkins County Medical Center in Millen, GA. Dean has taken his previous 30 years of healthcare experience and desire for effective treatment options for those with chronic conditions, and found a cost effective way to help those in need of Diabetes management. He provides condition background, statistics, and treatment options we can all adhere to. Just us for an educational interview with Dean.
Dr. Dean Rottinghaus has over 30+ years working in the healthcare industry. Twenty-one of those years were devoted to his chiropractic practice and the other 9+ years included work in the lab space, hospital IT space and with multiple EMR systems.
As a chiropractor, Dr. Rottinghaus owned and operated a large multi-disciplinary clinic that included pain management, acupuncture, massage therapy and chiropractic care in the greater Cincinnati area. In addition to his clinic, he served as a team physician for several local high schools and two universities, as well as, a staff physician at multiple hospitals.
During his career in the medical field, Dr. Rottinghaus identified a need for improved documentation in the chiropractic, orthopedic and physical medicine outpatient setting. As a result, he designed, developed, and brought to market the first web-based EMR for small practice physicians. Dean led that separate company in an executive position for nearly 15 years.
While treating patients throughout the years, Dr. Rottinghaus has developed a passion for people with chronic conditions who are seeking direction and answers. As a staff physician at multiple hospitals Dr. Rottinghaus provided medical care to many patients with diabetes, hypertension, and other metabolic disorders. He has long seen a need in this area of patient treatment and management as these patients are many times forgotten or just “pushed through the system.”
Dr. Rottinghaus has a deep desire to help these patients dealing with chronic conditions, especially those in small hospital settings and those in underserved areas in our country. Moving the diabetes management concept forward into these areas, will allow these patients the help that they desperately need to improve their quality of life. It is for this reason that Dr. Rottinghaus, along with Lenny Schonfeld and Matthew Pinyerd, brought the Diabetes Management Clinic to Jenkins County Medical Center.
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