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Care Team Spotlight: Asem Ali, MD - Endocrinologist

Date Posted: Friday, July 16, 2021


Dr. Asem Ali has been an endocrinologist at the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence (DCOE) and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School since 2014.  He’s the Director of Diabetes Services at Health Alliance Fitchburg Family Practice where spends part of his week leading their care team with the DCOE Community Diabetes Partnership Program.  In addition, he helps to oversee diabetes care for patients at Worcester’s UMass Memorial hospitals with the UMass DCOE Inpatient Blood Glucose Management program.

In the following video, Dr. Ali points out some of the serious health complications caused by uncontrolled blood sugars.  He describes the team approach to diabetes care at UMass Memorial Health, where people are cared for by an endocrinologist, nurse practitioner and diabetes educator. Access to other specialists is available based on the individual’s needs.

“I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Ali.  He listens to my anxieties and has a great way of calming me down and getting me back on track.”

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Dr. Ali is very progressive and willing to try new things.  He listens well and takes my input into consideration when developing my care plan.”

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