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Area Diabetes Consultants (ADC)

A map showing all of the 12 IHS Areas that have an Area Diabetes Consultant.

The Indian Health Care Improvement Act, amended in 1987, established that each of the 12 IHS Areas should have an Area Diabetes Consultant. The Area Diabetes Consultants are health care professionals with expertise in diabetes. They play a critical role in supporting each IHS Area's diabetes treatment and prevention activities by:

  • Serving as project officers for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Community-Directed Diabetes Program.
  • Helping to coordinate an extensive Indian health system diabetes network to facilitate bi-directional information flow between local and national levels.
  • Providing diabetes training and resources to health care professionals and paraprofessionals in the Indian health system.
  • Working with the IHS Division of Diabetes to translate and disseminate the latest scientific findings on diabetes treatment and prevention to American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

ADC Directory

Alaska Area

Judy Thompson, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM

4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK  99508
Phone: 907-729-2164

Albuquerque Area

(Robert) Bill Adams, MSN, RN, CDCES, NHDP-BC
4101 Indian School Road NE, Ste 225
Albuquerque, NM  87110
Phone: 505-256-6718

Bemidji Area

Phil Heuer, NP-BC
2225 Cooperative Court NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 218-209-5759

Billings Area

Carol Strasheim, BSN, RN
2900 4th Avenue North
PO Box 36600
Billings, MT  59107
Phone: 406-247-7111

California Area

Glenna Moore, MS, RD
650 Capital Mall, Ste 7-100
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: 916-930-3981 ext 332

Great Plains Area

Nancy Haugen, MSN, CNP
115 4th Avenue SE
Aberdeen, SD  57401
Phone: 605-226-7278

Nashville Area

Dietrich T. Taylor, RN, CDE
711 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Ste 100
Nashville, TN  37214
Phone: 615-425-9811

Navajo Area

Paula R. Mora, MD
PO Box 9020
Window Rock, AZ   86515
Phone: 928-814-7670

Oklahoma City Area

Robin G. Thompson, MS, RN, CDE
701 Market Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73114
Phone: 405-951-6036

Phoenix Area

Paul Bloomquist, MD

40 North Central Avenue, Ste 606
Phoenix, AZ  85004-0931
Phone: 602-364-5213

Portland Area

Tracy C. Nelson, RN, MSN, BS, BA
1414 NW Northrup St., Ste 800
Portland, OR  97209
Phone: 503-839-1938

Tucson Area

David Jacobs, MD
7900 South J Stock Rd
Tucson, AZ  85746
Phone: 520-295-2401