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Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Raritan Bay Medical Center Adds Dr. Dragana Jokic

Press Release 3/12/15

Raritan Bay Medical Center

Raritan Bay Medical Center

OLD BRIDGE –  The Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Raritan Bay Medical Center has added Dragana Jokic, MD, to its team of clinical specialists providing services.  Dr. Jokic is board certified in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and Internal Medicine, and in 2014 completed Fellowship Training in Endocrinology at the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.  She is fluent in English, Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian.

Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) became an affiliate of the world’s preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization the Joslin Diabetes Center in spring 2014 and now provides some of the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications as well as patient education and support services.  A multi-disciplinary team, including Medical Director Dr. Reema Patel, board certified in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and Internal Medicine, a registered dietitian, nurse educator and other medical and support professionals provide services.  Offices are currently located in Suite 206, Medical Arts Building, 3 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ, and 2045 Highway 35 South, Suite 200, South Amboy, NJ.  In spring 2015, the Center will open a new location on the 4th floor in RBMC’s new medical arts building, 2 Hospital Plaza, which includes a demonstration kitchen and comprehensive services including one to one and group education sessions focusing on diabetes and nutrition. To make an appointment, call 732-360-4070.

Dr. Jokic completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ, and her Endocrinology rotation at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.  She previously worked at Elite Medical Care in Freehold, NJ.  Dr. Jokic received her Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Banja Luka Medical School, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 29.1 million people or 9.3 percent of the population in the U.S. who have diabetes. While an estimated 21 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 8.1 million people are not aware that they have this disease.  Each day approximately 4,657 people are diagnosed with diabetes. Many will first learn that they have diabetes when they are treated for one of its life-threatening complications – heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and nerve disease and amputation.

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