Our monthly physician highlight features Dr. Brian Lake.

Lake, Brian 3Brian Lake, D.O. completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, and finished training with a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology. He has been in practice at the Gessler Clinic, P.A. since 2009. He holds a position on the board of directors for the clinic and is co-medical director for both inpatient and outpatient diabetes services at Winter Haven Hospital. He is the physician champion for electronic health records at Gessler and also the serves as the co-director of the laboratory. He is a consultant to the Polk County School Board ABC’s of diabetes, as well. He is also involved in the writing and review committee for the American Board of Osteopathic Internists in re-writing the endocrinology certification board exam.

Dr. Lake provides compassionate, evidence-based, comprehensive care in endocrinology. He focuses on the care of patients with diabetes and thyroid disease, but also sees the entire spectrum of endocrine disorders. He cares for patients with disorders of the thyroid, parathyroids, pituitary, and adrenals and also sees patients for osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, low testosterone, etc. He utilizes the latest technology in insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring and performs thyroid ultrasounds and fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules in the office. Dr. Lake is accepting new patients along with his trusted Nurse Practitioner Melissa Steven, ARNP.