Endocrinology is the study of glands and other structures that secrete hormones. At BVMA, our endocrinologist offers specialized diagnosis, treatment and consultative services for patients with hormonal, metabolic and nutritional disorders. These diseases include diabetes, thyroid, pituitary and adrenal disorders, obesity, endocrine tumors and cancers, and growth hormone deficiency. Laboratory testing and thyroid scanning are done at our facility.
Our endocrinology care also includes Certified Diabetes Educators and Registered Dietitians that provide individual and group classes to support self-management and training needs of adults, adolescents and the pregnant diabetic. Visit our Diabetes Management page to learn more about our comprehensive team.
Leroy L. Schroeder, M.D. has practiced Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at Blanchard Valley Medical Associates since July of 1976. He earned his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology and his Doctor of Medicine Degree from The Ohio State University. Dr. Schroeder completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, and a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at The Ohio State University Medical School. Dr. Schroeder wa board certified in Internal Medicine in 1974 and in Endocrinology and Metabolism in 1977. His special interests are in diabetes mellitus, pituitary disease, and thyroid disease.
Wendi S. Schworm, PA-C joined the BVMA team in October 2000 after receiving her Bachelor's of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Another accomplishment of Wendi's is the completion of her Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2007 from the University of Nebraska - while she continued to work in her position at BVMA. Wendi works under the supervision of Dr. Leroy Schroeder and specializes in Endocrinology. In addition to her Physician Assistant certification through NCCPA, Wendi is also a Certified Diabetic Educator, which assists her in providing care to her diabetic patients. Wendi works closely with Dr. Schroeder, our dietitians, and other diabetic educators to provide comprehensive care and education to those patients with diabetes to control their disease.