Dr. Prendergast also founded the Pacific Medical Research Foundation.
The Foundation's mission is to explore new clinical treatments for diabetes and its physical complications, and to educate physicians, health care professionals, and people with diabetes about how to manage and successfully live with the disease.
Founder, Medical Director
J. Joseph Prendergast has been a practicing physician for over 35 years. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology and Metabolism. A graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan he completed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI and his residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Prendergast has published over 40 medical articles in well-known publications such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine and Diabetes Care. In 1986, Dr. Prendergast formed a single specialty endocrinology practice, (Endocrine Metabolic Medical Center) and a non-profit research foundation (Pacific Medical Research Foundation). In 1999, he founded DiabetesWell, an eClinic that managed patients with diabetes to lead healthier, longer lives.
"Patient empowerment is probably the most philosophically exciting idea to emerge in medicine in recent years. Patients can, and must, be educated to play the primary role in maintaining their own health. I have seen it work and have had the great satisfaction over the past 30 years of helping thousands of individuals live full and active lives."
- J. Joseph Prendergast, MD.