David DeAtkine Jr, MD, FACE

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal is to manage and anticipate your unique healthcare needs. As an MDVIP-affiliated doctor, I will partner with you on a personal level to help you achieve the optimal health we all value. We will closely collaborate on what it takes to stay on the path to wellness. You will feel welcomed by the relaxed, individualizedĀ attention you will receive from everyone in our office.
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Physician Profile


Rice University
Houston, TX
Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science 1983
Medical School
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX
Doctorate of Medicine 1987
Internal Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Internal Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Endocrine Fellowship 1990-1992
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, supported by National Institutes of Mental Health Grant

Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians
American Diabetes Association
American Medical Association
American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Wake Medical Center 1992-1993
Medical Director, St. Vincents Diabetes Education Center 1993-present
Chief Medical Editor, Successful Living With Diabetes 2000-2002
Consulting Endocrinologist and Internist, St. Vincents Hospital, Birmingham 1993-present
Vice President, ADA Regional Executive Council 2007-present

Honors and Awards

Rice University, Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship
University of Texas, Southwestern Foundation Scholarship
Fellowship, American College of Endocrinology 2003
First Prize for Excellence in Clinical Research, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism with Co-authors 1998

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Janice

    Dr. DeAtkine is currently my doctor. I have been his patient since he joined MDVIP. Dr. DeAtkine was also my mom's doctor since ...

  • Member: Sonja

    Exceptional!! Knowledgeable, Compassionate, Available, Goes above and beyond!!! All of these describe Dr. DeAtkine and his team....

  • Member: Patricia

    Caring for a medically non-compliant diabetic husband and a 93-year-old blind mother with dementia for several years could have pu...

  • Member: Leigh

    Every year, I'm more grateful for David's personal attention to me and my family. When I joined his budding MDVIP practice over 12...