Alison Sawyer, MD

Dr. Alison Sawyer is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine. After graduating with honors from the University of Cape Town's Health Sciences Center in South Africa in 1998, she and her husband Brendt moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, their home since 2003. Dr Sawyer completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of New Mexico. After completing residency, she enjoyed three rewarding years working in hospital medicine at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque.

Under the mentorship of Dr David Schade, a national reknowned expert in the field of diabetes, she completed her fellowship training in Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of New Mexico. Here she gained valuable clinical experience in all aspects of general endocrinology, as well as research experience in diabetes and metabolism. She was one of four fellows nationally to recieve a research grant from the Endocrine Fellows Foundation for her research into metabolic stress associated with hyperglycemia in diabetes.

Dr Sawyer is certified by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, this enables her to interpret bone density scans and diagnose osteoporosis. Having completed the American College of Endocrinologist's ECNU (Endocrine Certfication in Neck Ultrasound) course, she is certified to read ultrasounds of the neck and perform needle biopsies of the thyroid gland. These skills allow for in house assessment, diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules and cancer.