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Dr. Annabel Fountain MB, BS, BSc(Hon), MRCP Endo, FCRP

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Education

  • Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, Imperial College, University of London 1994-2000

  • Woldingham School 1986-1993

  • Bermuda Highschool for Girls 1980-1986

Training

'If you don't eat it, I don't have to treat it!'®

Dr. Annabel Fountain is a Bermudian physician who completed her specialist training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Internal Medicine in 2010 at the prestigious Imperial Centre for Endocrinology in London. She returned to Bermuda shortly after and worked for the Bermuda Hospitals Board where she was the Director of Endocrinology until October 2017.  Fountain Health opened its doors on November 6th, 2017.


Dr. Fountain specializes in inpatients and outpatients living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and has experience in the use of a wide variety of treatments for Type 2 diabetes. She is an expert in the use of newer pharmacological agents and technologies for management of this disorder. Lifestyle management and treatments for overweight persons are a key part of her recommendations. Dr. Fountain is particularly interested in the treatment of diabetic foot disease, diabetes in pregnancy and the use of medications to ameliorate progression of nephropathy (diabetic kidney disease) and retinopathy (diabetic eye disease). 


Whilst at the hospital, Dr. Fountain started the Diabetic Foot Clinic which continues as a multidisciplinary service to reduce amputations in people living with diabetes who have limb threatening foot disease. She facilitated the first audit of inpatient diabetes care and was integral in planning and executing the first STEPS survey to determine the prevalence of risk factors for chronic disease in Bermuda - a World Health Organisation (WHO) study - in conjunction with the Bermuda Ministry of Health and the University of West Indies.

 

In 2016, Dr. Fountain was appointed President of the Bermuda Medical Doctors Association and in that role was appointed to the Board of the Bermuda Health Council. This was aligned with her vision for healthcare in Bermuda which has always focused on reducing costs and improving quality of health care.

In 2018, Dr. Fountain was awarded the prestigious fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in Britain. The accolade is only awarded by the RCP to physicians who are considered to be the “most innovative and exceptional physicians in the world”.

 

Dr. Fountain has recently contributed to a Johns Hopkins diabetes symposium, speaking on diabetes technologies. She has also spoken locally and internationally for pharmaceutical companies to educate healthcare professionals on new products and guidelines for diabetes care from ADA, AACE and EASD. 

 

Dr. Fountain works closely with the Bermuda Diabetes Association, the Department of Health and other community partners to promote the health of her community. She has contributed to the Bermuda Government's Universal Health Care Strategy: 'First 1,000 Days Integrated Care Pathway', the 2023 National Digital Health Strategy to improve patient experiences and health outcomes, and the Bermuda Health Council's Essential Medicines List. Dr. Fountain was also a media resource during Covid 19, contributing regularly to Bermuda's news outlets.

 

Close to Dr. Fountain's heart is her motto: “A physician's job should be to put themselves out of work'.

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