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Metabolic Disease Associates

240 W 11th St / 2nd Floor Erie, PA 16501

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Metabolic Disease Associates

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Erie’s Choice Specialty Office for Endocrinology, Diabetes, Thyroid, & Osteoporosis Medical treatment. Established in 1973 Metabolic Disease Associates has been providing state of the art care for Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology. Offering a Diabetes Education Institute, an ADA certified diabetes education institute, MDA is Erie’s choice for Diabetes care staffing only certified diabetes educators. Privately owned, Metabolic Disease Associates is a leader in state of the art medical equipment, being the first to offer Bone Densitometry in 1995 for Osteoporosis patients. MDA offers two Board Certified Physicians along with 8 Physician Assistants and many Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians to assist with your care. 

Call Us Today for More Information: (814)-580-9702

Most Insurances Accepted

Meet the Doctors:

Dr. Joseph H Hines MD:

  • F.A.C.E: American Association of Clinical Endocrinology
  • Board Certified Endocrinologist- Specializing in Thyroid Disorders
  • Practicing at Metabolic Disease Associates since 1980

Dr. Luis F. Aparicio MD:

  • F.A.C.E: American Association of Clinical Endocrinology 
  • Board Certified Pediatric Endocrinologist - Specializing in Metabolism
  • Practicing at Metabolic Disease Associates since 1992
  • 2010 Compassionate Doctor Award
  • Education & Training
    • National University of San Marcos - Doctor of Medicine
    • Rush University Med Ctr. Internship & Residency, Pediatrics & Pediatric Endocrinology
    • Brown University - Fellowship. Pediatric Endocrinology

Our Practice:

  • Care is provided on a Referral Basis
  • Affiliated with Saint Vincent Medical Center
  • Privately Owned
  • ADA- American Diabetes Association
  • AACE- American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • ISCD
  • PA Medical Society
  • Serving the Tri-State Area

Services We Provide:

Pediatric Endocrinology:

  • Board Certified Highly Trained Physicians & Staff


  • Not offering Reproductive Endocrinology Services


  • Nutrition Education
  • Support 
  • Treatment Care
  • ADA Certified Education & Management of Insulin Pumps
  • Erie's Diabetes Institute
    (See Programs & Services for More Information)

Thyroid Disorders:

  • Biopsy’s
  • Ultrasounds 

( Thyroid Disorders)

 Thyroid Ultrasounds




  • Bone Density Testing

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New Services:

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Where to Find Us:

Located In Downtown Erie, Pennsylvania – 240 West 11th St 2nd Floor Erie PA 16501
Phone: (814)-580-9702

Products & Services

  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes
  • Insulin Pumps
  • Diabetes Education
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Bone Density

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Erie Diabetes Institute:

"Sharing Knowledge for a Better Future"

Taking Care of People with Diabetes for over 35 Years!

Erie Diabetes Institute is committed to providing excellence in Diabetes education by using a team approach to deliver a continuum of services focused on the components of Diabetes Self Care & Management. Let our knowledge and certified caring staff help you take better care of your Diabetes. Here at the Erie Diabetes Institute we will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to manage your Diabetes & Stay Healthy!

Your Diabetes Care Team:

Your Diabetes Care Team consists of a Registered Nurse, and a Registered Dietitian who have earned the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) credentials. CDE's are experts in providing education in diabetes self management.

How can Your Diabetes Care Team Help You?

  • Your Diabetes Care Team can help you improve your quality of life and reduce risks of complications by assisting you in developing healthy behaviors in the following areas:
  • Monitoring Blood Glucose
  • Using Diabetes Medications safely and effectively
  • Problem Solving with self management diabetes
  • Reducing Risks of Complications
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Coping Strategies

When Should your See Your Diabetes Care Team?

  • It is helpful to see your care team when you are:
  • Trying to prevent diabetes
  • Newly diagnosed with diabetes
  • Having problems managing your blood glucose with your target range
  • Seeing support in following your meal plan
  • Trying to lose or gain weight
  • Have questions on diabetes or self care
  • Seeking on going diabetes self management

Classes Available:

Diabetes Review Class

What you will Learn:

  • How Diabetes Affects your body
  • The Difference between Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
  • Different treatment options for Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
  • What your blood glucose levels should be when you self check
  • How to achieve the recommended levels
  • How to keep blood glucose in control

* Much More

Gestational Diabetes

What you will Learn:

  • Risk Factors for developing GDM
  • How blood glucose affects your pregnancy
  • How to monitor levels
  • Learn where your sugar levels should be
  • About insulin injections and how to give injections
  • Signs & Symptoms of low & High blood glucose levels & How to Treat

* Much More

Comprehensive Diabetes Class

What you will Learn:

  • How to Monitor & Manage blood glucose levels
  • Long term complications of Diabetes & preventative measures
  • What to do when sick to keep levels under control
  • Different types of medications used and whats right for you
  • Different macronutrients and how each will affect your glucose levels

* Much More

Carbohydrate Counting

What you will Learn:

(For Meal Planning & Insulin Pump Therapy)

  • Carbohydrate containing foods
  • Methods for determining portion sizes
  • To read food labels and calculate carbohydrates per serving

* Much more


 Insulin Pump Therapy

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Advanced Pumping

Insulin Pump Therapy

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Medical Nutritional Therapy 

One on One Counseling with a Registered Dietitian

  • Weight Management
  • Insulin Resistance (Pre-Diabetes)
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia)
  • GI Disorders
  • IBS, Crohn's, Celiac, Gastroparesis
  • Food Allergies
  • Diabetes


Are you feeling overweight, tired, or simply unhealthy? Have you tried to lose weight and failed? 

You are not alone. Millions of Americans are caught
in an obesogenic world that is plagued with fast food options around every
corner, poor eating habits, a general lack of activity, high stress
environments, insufficient sleep, and a "sick-care" health system. In this
unsupportive environment, it is no wonder that two-thirds of adult Americans are
overweight, and the predicted health of future generations is even more uncertain.  


Take Shape For Life offers a simple solution: high-quality,
medically formulated meal replacements combined with free coaching support to
help you lose weight and keep it off. It is not a diet, but a two-phased
approach for weight loss and maintenance. 

In the first phase, you will
use Medifast portion-controlled meal replacements to lose 2-5 pounds per week
for the first two weeks and 1-2 pounds per week thereafter, without surgery or
medications. As your Health Coach, We are a free resource that will guide you
through the program and provide on-going personal coaching. We will help you
build up the knowledge, skills, and support you need to realize health and help
keep you focused on your long-term goals and dreams. 

Once you achieve your desired weight loss, you will transition into the Maintenance plan, which
will allow you to put your healthy habits to work to support lasting weight
maintenance. Small actions, such as building exercise into your day and eating
breakfast, add up to make a significant impact on your overall health.
Throughout this process, We will serve as your mentor, educator, coach, and friend. 

Before you know it, friends, family, colleagues, and your
doctor will want to know your secret to looking and feeling good. There is no
greater feeling than when we are able to introduce optimal health to a Client,
find out that, due to weight loss, they have reduced certain weight-related
medications or discover the new aspects of life that he or she can now more fully experience.  

We can offer you a safe, effective, and non-intrusive
option for weight loss and long-term health. 

Are you ready to choose health?

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Areas Served

  • Saegertown
  • Titusville
  • Cochranton
  • Conneaut Lake
  • Cambridge Springs
  • Meaville
  • Corry
  • Edinboro
  • Erie
  • Franklin
  • Girard
  • Harborcreek
  • Lake City
  • Mckean
  • Mclallen Corners
  • North East
  • Union City
  • Waterford
  • Wattsburg
  • Wesleyville

Established: 1973


  • AMA American Medical Association
  • ADA American Diabetes Association
  • ASCE