Tallahassee Doctor Treats Patients With Kid Gloves

Anyone who has kids knows how hard it is when they get sick, but it's nice to know there are amazing doctors in our area.

And there's one who's recognized not only by his patients locally, but by other doctors around the country.

No kid wants to see Dr. Larry Deeb. He's a great guy with a heck of a personality, and he's a medical genius, but he's also a board certified pediatric endocrinologist. That means, kids who have diabetes in Tallahassee come to see Dr. Deeb.

"If anyone has been around me long knows that this is what I'm supposed to do," said Larry Deeb, M.D.

The Leon high school grad earned his stripes at Emory College and has treated over 400 children in the capital city.

"I am always in awe of every family that has to do this."

He spends most days treating kids and working on his research, trying to find something...anything that could help.

"I don't cure anybody and nobody has cured diabetes yet."

But Dr. Deeb thinks the cure is out there, and if anyone should know, it's him. Deeb is not only the most well known pediatric endocrinologist in the area, he's also served the American Diabetes Association as Chair of the Council on Diabetes in Youth

"We're learning so much more and I think the more important thing is that we are right on the horizon, particularly with type 1 diabetes of being able to really manage it well."


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  • by Shirley Pace Location: Chattahoochee on May 26, 2010 at 06:53 PM
    On April 12,1989,Dr. Deeb looked at my 9 year old son, his father and me and said, "If you think your cup is half empty, there is nothing I can do to help you, but if you think your cup is half full, I can help you to live and control diabetes." We were scared and so was our son Andy. All we knew were the horror stories of the disease. Andy played ball for many years after this day. He only missed one game due to the disease and that was the day after he was diagnosed. Through Dr. Deeb and his nurse, Linda Owens, we grew together as a family and and these two professionals will always be a special part and a gift from God to my family. It did not matter day or night, if I needed either of them, they were there. Dr. Deeb finally had to explain to Andy when he was in his mid-20's he would have to trust another because he was too old for a pediatrician. We do not see these two often, but I, we, are forever blessed for having them to teach us about Juvenile Diabetes. Find the cure!
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