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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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