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Timothy R. Gilbert, M.D.
Endocrinology Center of SWLA
Endocrinologist

Lake Charles Location
1727 Imperial Blvd
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 310-3670

Sulphur Location
1327 Stelly Lane, Suite 2
Sulphur, LA 70663
(337) 562-3400

Dr. Timothy Gilbert is a Clinical Endocrinologist with over 15 years of experience in the complex management of patients with type I and type 2 diabetes, thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal disorders along with other rare endocrine disease states.  He is the founder and medical director of the Endocrinology Center of Southwest Louisiana and the associated AADE Certified Diabetes Education program which are divisions of Imperial Health.  Dr. Gilbert has also been the director of the diabetes program and clinics for the Coushatta Indian Reservation for the last 15 years.

Dr. Gilbert is considered a key opinion leader in the field of diabetes and has served in various clinical, management and consultant roles.  The practice places a strong emphasis on early and aggressive intervention in patients with diabetes utilizing the most up to date therapies available.  He also provides in office thyroid ultrasound in addition to ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy of thyroid nodules.  For more than a decade, Dr. Gilbert has been involved in numerous promotional and CME level programs across the country.  He has presented numerous programs at a national level on continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pump therapy along with programs focusing on intensive insulin management.  In addition, he has served as an advisor/consultant at the product and device level along with assisting in the development of educational symposiums for clinicians. Through his career, Dr. Gilbert has also served as a primary investigator and sub investigator on many research studies.

Dr. Gilbert initially received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and practiced in the critical care field for four years before attending medical school. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the LSU Health Science Center in Baton Rouge Louisiana.  He then completed his Endocrinology and Metabolic Disease fellowship at Ochsner Health Systems in New Orleans Louisiana.

He is a member of several local and national organizations to include the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and the professional section of the American Diabetes Association.