Patient-Centered Care

Our Staff

The staff at Adonai Diabetes & Endocrinology Center pride ourselves on our dedication to the highest quality medical care. As healthcare professionals, we invite you to join us on our journey toward patient care excellence, always! Our commitment to our patients and our community is to deliver the very best evidence-based, patient centered care with compassion and respect.

We believe that the patient is the central focus of medical care and practice. Therefore, the primary focus of our efforts is directed at meeting the patient’s individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs and expectations within a healing and caring environment.

We believe that all patients and their families are entitled to our commitment to the “welcome, listen and serve” philosophy and that medical care should always respect the individual rights, cultural values, and unique differences of all patients who seek our care.

We believe that medical providers are accountable to practice in accordance with recognized professional standards and ethical codes. We believe that the application of evidence-based practice results in optimal patient outcomes. We are always looking for opportunities to improve and strengthen the care we deliver. We base our care on the latest research findings and professional clinical practice recommendations.

Medical Providers

Samuel Abbate MD, CDE

Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Dr. Abbate graduated from the University of Illinois School of Medicine at Chicago in 1984. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he also served as chief medical resident. At the University of Washington in Seattle, he completed specialty training in diabetes, endocrinology (link to endocrinology services), and metabolism. Dr. Abbate is board certified in internal medicine as well as diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism. He has practiced endocrinology since 1991. Dr. Abbate has served as a national board member of the American Diabetes Association, as well as a national board member of the ADA Research Foundation. He also served for six years on the National Diabetes Education Program National Steering Committee and most recently was the national chairman of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. He strongly believes in the importance in patient self-management education as essential to achieving the best clinical outcomes.

Dr. Abbate is certified in clinical densitometry (reading bone mineral density studies) which enhances his care of patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone disorders.

He is also certified in thyroid ultrasound and has been performing fine needle aspirations of the thyroid since 1990.

Expertise in the treatment of diabetes (link to diabetes services), hormone disorders, and metabolic problems (for example lipid disorders) is achieved by special training in an endocrinology fellowship. Mastery of these areas is demonstrated by becoming board certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine. No other certification is recognized by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospital Organizations or the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Anne J. Abbate, BSN, RN, CDE

Anne has been a certified diabetes educator since 1991. She first worked as a diabetes educator at Children’s Hospital in Seattle where she developed expertise in working with children with diabetes. She has worked with patients of all ages in both hospital and clinic settings. Anne has extensive experience working with intensive insulin regimens including insulin pumps and continuous glucose sensors. She also enjoys working with women during their pregnancies. Anne helps patients overcome the stress of managing their diabetes with her quiet and gentle manner.

Matthew Loudon, PA-C

Matthew was born and raised in Fairbanks. With the exception of living in Iowa for three years to attend Seminary, he has lived in Alaska his entire life and has called Palmer his home for the last 18 years. He began his career in medicine in 1989 and has worked as firefighter/EMT, wild-land firefighter/EMT, emergency department technician, and critical care flight paramedic.

Matt received his PA training through the University of Washington MEDEX program. He came to ADEC in 2016. Matthew values the opportunity he gets at ADEC to get to know patients on a deeper level, “rather than simply herding them through like cattle.” He is deeply committed to helping his patients avoid the short and long-term complications of diabetes. When not at work, Matt enjoys being active in his church and spending time outdoors doing a variety of activities with his wife and three children.

Sarah

Sarah is our official clinic mascot and unofficial therapy dog. Her expertise is in putting patients at ease with a wag of her tail or a gentle nudge of her nose. She is a rescue dog, so she understands how trying life can be. She faithfully comes to work each day to encourage our patients.

Clinic Personnel

Vicki, Front Desk

Vicki is one of our front desk receptionists. She is a mother of two grown children and one fur baby. She was born and raised loving Alaska. She has worked most of her life in the medical field doing just about everything. Vicki is always ready and willing to learn new skills. She started with ADEC in 2016 and has been a great addition to our team. She loves the Alaskan summer and being out enjoying the sun.

Linda, Certified Medical Assistant

Linda is a happily married mother of two grown children and two adorable chihuahuas. She enjoys an active lifestyle and stays busy year-round participating in a variety of sports activities. Another passion of Linda’s is travel. She has been to numerous countries on several continents, and loves to connect with the people and experience the various cultures and lifestyles wherever she goes. Above all, her salvation through Jesus Christ, her family, and working at ADEC are the greatest treasures in her life.

Danielle, Certified Medical Assistant

Danielle graduated from Charter College in 2014 with an associate’s degree in Medical Office Administration and is a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant. She worked in family health and maternity care before joining us at ADEC in 2015. She is always waiting for the next adventure to come. During the summers, she can be found at the racetracks nearly every weekend. She loves to be outdoors, enjoying this beautiful state.

The only thing that maters is faith expressing itself through love. Galatians 5:6
The more you understand about your diabetes, the longer you will live.
Call today: 907-357-2332

Address

3331 E Meridian Park Loop
Wasilla, AK 99654

Phone / Fax / Email

Phone: 907-357-2332
Fax: 907-357-2344
Email: help@adecteam.org

Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.