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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

'A physician's job should be to put themselves out of work'

Dr. Annabel Fountain is a Bermudian physician who completed her specialist training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Internal Medicine in 2010. 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 audited inpatient diabetes care, and was integral in planning and executing the STEPS survey to determine the prevalence of risk factors for chronic disease in Bermuda.

 

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. 

 

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

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