Paul Norwood, MD, leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California

Dr. Paul Norwood

Fresno, California

Paul Norwood, MD, leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California. Valued by his community for his caring and kind personality as well as his skills as a physician, Dr. Paul Norwood is also respected nationwide for his expertise as an endocrinologist. 


In 1993, Dr. Norwood founded Valley Endocrine Clinic, which specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, as well as Valley Research, which does clinical trials.


It’s easy to see that patients come first at Dr. Norwood’s busy practice. The friendly atmosphere and patient-focused philosophy provide a welcoming environment for men and women experiencing endocrine disorders.


Services offered at Valley Endocrine include comprehensive endocrinology consultations as well as evaluation and treatment for thyroid dysfunction, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hypertension, metabolic disorders, hypertension, hormone imbalance, cholesterol and lipid disorders, and diabetes.


Dr. Norwood’s dedication to helping men and women overcome endocrine-related medical issues is also apparent in his professional research regarding a faulty endocrine system and its effect on health and overall well-being. His work has been well received by his peers and published in numerous, highly respected medical journals.

Valley Endocrine is also the largest pharmaceutical research facility in the world for diabetes. Dr. Norwood is a committed partner in the mission to discover the best possible treatment for this sometimes difficult to manage condition.


He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and finished an internship and internal medicine residency at the University of California, Irvine, and Veterans Affairs Long Beach Hospital. Dr. Norwood completed a fellowship in endocrinology at University of California, Davis.


Dr. Norwood and his staff are honored when men and women choose Valley Endocrine, where patients are treated as people rather just another appointment on the schedule.


Contact


VALLEY ENDOCRINE ENDOCRINOLOGISTS

Valley Research

550 E. Herndon Avenue, Suite 101 

Fresno, CA 93720

Phone: (559) 306-6099

https://paulnorwoodmd.com/


Experience


Valley Endocrine and Research

Direct clinical research and see patients with endocrine problems

June 1986 – Present


University of California at San Francisco

1991 – present, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine


Education


University of California, Davis

Fellowship in Endocrinology July 1984-June 1986


University of California, Irvine-Long Beach VA

Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine July 1981-June 1984


Loma Linda University

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) December 1981


University of California, Santa Barbara

B.A. in Biology/Biological Sciences September 1977


Licenses & Certifications


State of California – License to practice as a physician and surgeon


American Board of Internal Medicine – Board Certified


Subspecialty in Endocrinology and Metabolism, November 1987


American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified


Specialty of Internal Medicine, November 1984


Medical Organization Memberships


Fellowship American College of Physicians


California Medical Association

Fresno-Madera Medical Association


Publications & Presentations


Diabetes – Safety of Exenatide once weekly in patients with Type II Diabetes treated with thiazolidinedione, 70th Scientific Session 2010, 715-P.


Effects of inhaled human insulin on airway lining fluid composition in adults with diabetes, 2008 European Respiratory Journal 32: 180-188.

Randomized Study to Characterize Glycemic Control and Short-Term Pulmonary Function in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Receiving inhaled insulin, 2007 Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (www.endojournals.org).

Inhaled Insulin: A Clinical Perspective with Emphasis of EXUBERA, May 2007 Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Volume 2, No. 3, Pages 313-320.


Improvement of Glycemic Control, Triglycerides, and HDL Cholesterol Levels with Muraglitazar, a Dual Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Activator, in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes In adequately controlled with Metformin Monotherapy, A double-bling, randomized, pioglitazone-comparative study, 2006 Diabetes Care 29:1016-1023.


Presentation at The European Association for the Study of Diabetes e.V. (EASD). Impressive Efficacy and Safety Results seen with Inhaled Insulin (Exubera) in Type I Diabetics (Doctors Guide to the Internet Presentation, September 13, 2005).


The Efficacy and Safety of Dermagraft in Improving the Healing of Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers, 2003 Diabetes Care 26:1701-1705 (2003 American Diabetes Association, Inc.).


References


Video: Dr. Paul Norwood M.D. of Valley Research discusses treatments and medicine to treat conditions like diabetes, chronic migraines, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ueoj-gOs5M


https://paulnorwoodmd.com/

https://www.drpaulnorwood.com/provider/paul-norwood-md

https://PaulNorwoodMD.blogspot.com/

https://hype.news/dr-paul-norwood-fresno-california-usa/home

https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-paul-norwood

https://medicogazette.com/dr-paul-norwood%2C-fresno 

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The Blog of Paul Norwood, MD, is accessible below.

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Paul Norwood, MD, leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California. Valued by his community for his caring and kind personality as well as his skills as a physician, Dr. Paul Norwood is also respected nationwide for his expertise as an endocrinologist. In 1993, Dr. Norwood founded Valley Endocrine Clinic, which specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, as well as Valley Research, which does clinical trials.

“A few steps anybody can take to reduce cancer risks”

By Dr. Paul Norwood

Cancer is one of the most serious health issues among people of all age groups, and research is ongoing. Medical researcher Paul Norwood, MD published a few cancer prevention tips to consider based on the currently available information.


Medical doctor and researcher Paul Norwood, MD has published an informational article on simple steps you can take to reduce cancer risks. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Norwood at https://PaulNorwoodMD.blogspot.com/


Have you read any blogs on how to prevent cancer lately? Did you get confused by all the advice you got, where one blog mentioned a certain thing to do to prevent cancer and another was against it? You see, the tips for preventing cancer are still evolving, which means that what you might have read a week ago doesn’t apply today.


While there is no perfect answer because our knowledge about cancer is still evolving, there are a few things you can do to possibly reduce your cancer risk. Let’s call them “Cancer Prevention 101.”

The first issue on the list is obesity, and this risk factor is associated with different types of cancers that impact:

* Colon

* Liver

* Gallbladder

* Kidney

* Ovaries

* Rectum

* Thyroid

* Pancreas

* Prostate

* Uterus


Gaining a healthy weight may require some pretty big lifestyle changes, and seeing your doctor for a medical exam may be a good starting point.


Let’s have a look at the top five things you can do to reduce cancer risks.


Tip #1 - Don’t Use Tobacco

What’s the fastest way to developing cancer? Smoking! Tobacco causes or contributes to cancer in certain parts of the body including lungs, mouth, larynx, throat, cervix, kidneys, pancreas, and bladder. However, one of the most common diseases associated with excessive smoking is oral cancer. Again, seeing your doctor may help you get started, your doctor may suggest some strategies for quitting cigarettes.


Tip #2 - Eat Healthy

It should go without saying that eating healthy can reduce risks of disease. But temptations are everywhere around us, junk food is everywhere, and it is fast and cheap. But look up cancer-preventing foods, and you will be directed to a long list of fruits and vegetables. No meat though! According to the World Health Organization (WHO), processed meat is one of the food items that can increase the risks associated with cancer. The main purpose of eating healthy is to maintain a healthy weight, thus fruits and vegetables can help reduce cancer risks, particularly apples, blueberries, dark leafy green vegetables, and grapefruit.


Tip #3 - Be Physically Active

Engaging in physical activity can lower the risks associated with colon cancer and breast cancer. Moreover, it will help you maintain your weight and boost your metabolism. Try doing at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercise or any aerobic activity of your liking on a daily basis.


Tip #4 - Shield Yourself from Sunlight

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and prevention is easy. Here are a few tips to reduce your risk of skin cancer:

* Avoid exposure to midday sun (between 10am to 4pm)

* Cover exposed areas

* Stay under the shade

* Apply sunscreen generously (SPF 30)

* Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds

Tip #5 - Get Vaccinated


The two viral infections that can potentially cause cancer are Hepatitis B and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Hepatitis B can be sexually transmitted, and it can also be transferred through the exchange of body fluids. HPV is also a sexually transmitted disease. So, before entering in a relationship, get yourself vaccinated for both these diseases.


A few types of cancer don’t show symptoms until it’s too late. To be on the safe side, get yourself screened at least once every 2 years. If you have a history of cancer in your family, then visit the doctor once every year, and more frequently when you reach your 40s.


About Paul Norwood, MD


Physician Dr. Paul Norwood leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California. Valued by his community for his caring and kind personality as well as his skills as a physician, Dr. Paul Norwood is also respected nationwide for his expertise as an endocrinologist. Dr. Norwood founded Valley Endocrine clinic, which specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and Valley Research, which does clinical trials. Dr. Norwood has gained a reputation among physicians for his research, service to the community, and contributions. Dr. Norwood is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Global Health Perspectives. For almost 30 years, he has provided free medical services to the community on the faculty of the University of California at San Francisco.


Video: Dr. Paul Norwood M.D. of Valley Research discusses treatments and medicine to treat conditions like diabetes, chronic migraines, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ueoj-gOs5M


https://paulnorwoodmd.com/

https://www.drpaulnorwood.com/provider/paul-norwood-md

https://PaulNorwoodMD.blogspot.com/

https://hype.news/dr-paul-norwood-fresno-california-usa/home

https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-paul-norwood

https://medicogazette.com/dr-paul-norwood%2C-fresn

Executive Editor of the Journal of Global Health Perspectives: http://jglobalhealth.org/editors/

Physician Dr. Paul Norwood leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California.

Physician Dr. Paul Norwood leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California.

Paul Norwood, MD, leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California.

The Importance of an Annual Medical Exam

Dr. Paul Norwood, Fresno, California

If you’re like most people, seeing the doctor when you’re feeling alright is probably the last thing on your mind. Needless to say, however, even though most people don’t see the doctor unless they feel like it’s absolutely necessary, this approach is extremely dangerous and can delay diagnosis of underlying conditions. 


Additionally, since the symptoms of most conditions and diseases do not appear until the situation has become considerably worse, getting an annual medical exam is a great idea to figure out what exactly is going on with your body, and make the right changes to your lifestyle to prevent complications. 


Still not convinced of the importance of annual medical examinations? Here are a few more reasons that can help change your mind about medical examinations and convince you to see your doctor for an annual physical examination. 


Professional Screening


As unfortunate as it may sound, quite a large number of people across the globe resort to self diagnosis. While this approach may work just fine for the common cold or even the flu, other situations such as prolonged stomach pains or muscle spasms should never be ignored. 


Since most debilitating illnesses, diseases, and conditions often appear in the form of symptoms that could easily go undiagnosed or mistaken for other, less severe ones, it is best to see a doctor to ensure that you are in the clear at all times. You need to in a position to be able to take prompt action should the need arise. 


Risk Assessment


There are no second opinions about the fact that annual medical examinations are ideal for risk assessment. Even if the results of your medical examination come out normal, seeing your doctor regularly is a great way to ensure that you’re not at risk for developing any serious conditions or illnesses down the road. 


Even if there aren’t any anomalies in the results of your medical examination, getting a thorough checkup once a year can help both you and your doctor understand the true condition of your health. Additionally, if, for instance, you have borderline high blood pressure or cholesterol levels with a family history of diabetes or heart disease, it will be safe for doctors to assume that you, too, are at risk. This will give you and your doctor enough time to work together and develop the appropriate course of action. 


Update Vaccinations 


Contrary to popular belief, vaccinations are not just for children. It is also imperative for adults to get booster shots every now and then to ensure that they are always safe and do not fall sick frequently. Additionally, since the type of vaccination that you might need depends on a number of different factors including your age, it is apt that you visit your doctor on a yearly basis for the right examinations and to update your vaccinations.


Healthy Lifestyle


Regardless of whether or not there are any problems with the results of your medical examination, visiting a doctor will help you understand the changes that you need to make to your lifestyle in order to remain healthy and active for years to come. 


Additionally, since letting go of certain dangerous habits such as smoking or binge eating can be difficult without the intervention of a professional, your annual medical exam doctor will also be able to provide you with the right resources to change your life for the better. And since your health depends on a number of different factors, visiting a doctor regularly for checkups will ensure that the doctor has complete understanding of your medical history and all conditions that you might have, allowing them to provide you with the best advice to achieve or maintain a healthy lifestyle. 


What to Expect in an Annual Physical Examination?


While there really isn’t a fixed standard that decides what will and will not be included in an annual physical examination, there are some things that you should expect in every annual physical examination.


When you visit your doctor for your annual physical examination, it goes without saying that your doctor will specifically ask you if you’ve been facing any problems with your health in recent weeks or months. Depending on your response, you will be thoroughly checked to ensure that the doctor fully understands and assesses the situation and pinpoints any underlying problems or conditions. 

Next, the doctor will check your vital signs to get an idea of your overall health and wellbeing. 


Once your blood pressure, temperature, heart rate and respiration rate are checked, the doctor 

might start asking you some more basic questions about your health and physical state in general. By doing so, the doctor will not only figure out what they need to regarding your responsiveness and mental quickness, but the doctor might even throw in a question or two to test your memory.

Once this is done, your doctor will get into more thorough testing and examinations of important organs such as your lungs and heart. Using a stethoscope, the doctor will listen to your heartbeat to check for irregularities or any signs that could potentially be caused by cardiac problems or diseases. Your lungs, too, will be checked for any wheezing, crackles, or shortness of breath which could be an indicator of respiratory issues.


The overall health of your skin, sinuses, eyes, and teeth will also be checked in a physical examination so that the doctor gets a clear picture of your overall health. Finally, you should expect your doctor to check your lymph nodes, thyroid, tonsils, and ears to ensure that you’re in the clear.


As evident from the details above, an annual medical examination is a comprehensive physical test that can help doctors understand your physical health and wellbeing through and through. Needless to say, owing to the thorough nature of the examination, it will not only be possible for doctors to detect or diagnose a majority of different types of problems, conditions, and diseases, but also help you regain health and stability in your life. 

  

*** Paul Norwood, MD, leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California. Valued by his community for his caring and kind personality as well as his skills as a physician, Dr. Paul Norwood is also respected nationwide for his expertise as an endocrinologist. In 1993, Dr. Norwood founded Valley Endocrine Clinic, which specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, as well as Valley Research, which does clinical trials.

  

References

Video: Dr. Paul Norwood M.D. of Valley Research discusses treatments and medicine to treat conditions like diabetes, chronic migraines, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ueoj-gOs5M

https://paulnorwoodmd.com/

https://www.drpaulnorwood.com/provider/paul-norwood-md

https://PaulNorwoodMD.blogspot.com/

https://hype.news/dr-paul-norwood-fresno-california-usa/home

https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-paul-norwood

https://medicogazette.com/dr-paul-norwood%2C-fresno

Learn More

Dr. Paul Norwood maintains a Blog with articles about health and medical research.

Blog of Dr. Paul Norwood