Dynamic. Resourceful. Concerned. Alert. Caring.
Dr. John Joseph Prendergast, a renaissance man, is an accomplished scientist, physician and humanist. As a young man, overcoming his own severe learning disability, he developed compassion. As an adult, he sought relief for his inherited physical health problems, and has subsequently empowered countless patients in the art of self-care for more than thirty years. The scientist's tireless, ground-breaking work on diabetes has won him numerous awards. Now, for the first time, Dr. Prendergast explains how he overcame his personal obstacles to achieve success and how the lessons he has learned can apply to your life.
J. Joseph Prendergast has been a practicing physician for over 30 years. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology and Metabolism. A graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan he completed his residency at the University of San Francisco. Dr. Prendergast has published nearly 40 medical articles in well-known publications such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine and Diabetes Care. In 1986, Dr. Prendergast formed a single specialty endocrinology practice, Endocrine Metabolic Medical Center and a non-profit research foundation, The Pacific Medical Research Foundation. In 1999, he founded DiabetesWell, an eClinic that managed patients with diabetes lead healthier, longer lives.
"Patient empowerment is probably the most philosophically exciting idea to emerge in medicine in recent years. Patients can, and must, be educated to play the primary role in maintaining their own health. I have seen it work and have had the great satisfaction over the past 30 years of helping thousands of individuals live full and active lives." - J. Joseph Prendergast, MD.