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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
CDR, USPHS

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

Albuquerque Area

Patrick N. Parker, BSN, RN
4101 Indian School Road NE, Ste 225
Albuquerque, NM  87110
Phone: 505-256-6723


Bemidji Area

Deb Smith, MSN, RN, PHN
522 Minnesota Ave NW
Bemidji, MN  56601
Phone: 218-444-0454

Billings Area

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


California Area

Carolyn Pumares, PharmD, MS
LCDR, USPHS

650 Capital Mall, Ste 7-100
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone: 916-930-3981 ext 308

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: 615-872-7900 ext 1556

Navajo Area

Vivian Huang, MD, MPH
PO Box 9020
Window Rock, AZ  86515
Phone: 928-871-1482


Oklahoma City Area

Robin G Thompson, MS, RN, CDE
701 Market Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73114
Phone: 918-704-4755

Phoenix Area

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


Portland Area

Kathi Murray, MS, RDN, CDE
LCDR, USPHS

1414 NW Northrup St., Ste 800
Portland, OR  97209
Phone: 503-414-5595

Tucson Area

Daniel Marino, MD
7900 South J Stock Rd
Tucson, AZ  85746
Phone: 520-295-2406