endocrinologist Kristin Hanson

Summit Medical Group Arizona welcomes endocrinologist Kristin Hanson.

One of the fastest-growing fields in health is endocrinology, doctors who specialize in glands and the hormones they make. 

Reflecting that trend, Summit Medical Group Arizona (SMGAZ) has added an endocrinology specialist in Glendale.

“The face of medicine is changing all the time,” said Kent M. Johnson, MD, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics physician and Chief Physician Executive. “Our new endocrinologist, Dr. Kristin Hanson, will focus on providing the most advanced medical treatments and services to all our patients.”

The integration of endocrinology complements the existing specialists and multispecialty providers at SMGAZ.  Endocrinology is the medical specialty dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases and its specific secretions known as hormones. Hanson provides a full spectrum of adult endocrine services, including thyroid ultrasound and needle biopsy services, with a special interest in diabetic care.

Hanson earned her medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine.  She served her internship and residency at Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center/Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona. 

She is located at SMGAZ’s new endocrinology office at 5620 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite F, Glendale.

“I am pleased to have this opportunity to initiate endocrinology services and support clinical and patient care at Summit Medical Group Arizona,” Hanson said. “It’s a privilege to work with an outstanding group of providers and staff. I’m looking forward to advocating for all our patients we serve.”

Summit also welcomed internal medicine physician Kenneth Merchant to its team.

Merchant, one of SMGAZ’s two new internists, earned his Doctor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. 

“I am excited to join Summit Medical Group Arizona,” says Merchant. “I value my relationship with my patients and I’m always honest with them. I will always provide my patients with a comprehensive treatment plan that best fits their health care needs.”  

He is located at 5620 W. Thunderbird Rd., Suite C, Glendale.

For further information about Summit Medical Group Arizona, visit www.smgarizona.com.