Miya Allen, MD
Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Experiences of my early childhood formed my decision to pursue a career in medicine. By the time I was six years old I had already lost family members to cancer and complications of diabetes. I grew up wondering if anything could have prevented their deaths; consequently this made me determined to become a doctor.
In medical school I found endocrinology incredibly interesting - I loved the science of it. Endocrinology is truly an internist's sub-specialty. Every organ system can be affected and the same disease can manifest in a variety of ways. Endocrinology integrates medicine and patient education - concepts that are central to my professional values.
One of the many important lessons I have learned from my training is that patients carry the burden of managing their chronic illness. That's why it's important to empower and educate patients about their chronic disease. I like to treat each of my patients as an individual and respect their background and lifestyle. I listen well and I try to provide an individual treatment plan to meet my patients' needs.
I have a special interest in women's health and disease prevention. I look forward to participating in community health screenings and other forms of public health education.
Medical Degree, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
Fellowship in Adult Clinical Endocrinology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
- Endocrine Society
- American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
- Capitol Medical Society