Dr. Edison Goncalves, MD

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Dr. Edison Goncalves, MD


Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Male

Diabetes & Thyroid Associates PC 2022 Brookwood Medical Ctr Dr Ste 408, Birmingham, AL 35209 Get Directions
(205) 870-8112

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"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health" HippocratesRead more

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Society Memberships: Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Fellow of the American College of Physicians Endocrine Society....Read more

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Patient Reviews (6)
Birmingham, AL |
Dr Edison's is an average doctor. I went to see him for my Thyroid issue but it seems to me he was not able to handle it properly. His staff is not cooperative at all. If i need some refill or suggestion there is no call back. I have to call them 4 to 5 times then I will get a response the nurses are very rude and have no manners how to talk to the patients.
in Birmingham, AL |
Dr.Goncalves is a decent doctor.He is knowledgeable and is nice when you are speaking to him.Now, the problem with this office is that they overbook their appointments so you wait no less than 2 hrs to see him.I was told if I schedule right at 7am I would be in and out but the 2 times that I did that there were 5 other people waiting for the doors to open so I did not get "right in and out".The staff is insanely unorganized and loopy would be the best word without being mean. Never going back!
in Birmingham, AL |
This doctor is amazing. I had been to other doctors and they told me that "I didn't look sick", but Dr. Goncalves listened to me.
Birmingham, AL |
I made an appt last week to see dr Goncalves this morning and 1 1/2 hours after arriving, I was called to the desk to present insurance information. I was informed that he no longer accepted Medicare patients. No mention was made at the time of scheduling or via mail. I was told they weren't obligated to let all patients know and that it was up to me to let them know I had turned 65 and my primary insurance had changed to Medicare since my last visit. However, I could see him today for $75.
in Birmingham, AL |
This practice is old-school and I dig it. Dr. Goncalves spends time in the exam room explaining labs, methodology and courses of treatment. He is steadfast and experienced -- a true gentleman. I am now considered controlled and am very thankful that we found each other after many fits and starts on my part with a general practice. I have recommended him to many. This is not a Disneyland practice, nor does it need to be -- the care is efficient, focused and excellent.
in Gadsden, AL |
I credit Dr Goncalves with my being alive today. After suffering for almost 4 months at the hands of several QUACKS in Gadsden, AL I was desperate. My Blood sugar levels were never less than 700...I was, after 4 months, out of my mind. I went to Dr Goncalves and within 2 weeks he had me off insulin with my levels below 200...These quacks in Gadsden will kill people and not think twice about it. Needless to say Dr Goncalves is highly recommended by me!!!
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Dr. Goncalves says...

Society Memberships:

  1. Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  2. Fellow of the American College of Physicians
  3. Endocrine Society. 

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Goncalves E, Bell DS. Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors: Sequential or simultaneous start? Diabetes Obes Metab. 2017 Feb 8. doi: 10.1111/dom.12897. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28176440.
  2. Barton JC, Goncalves E, Santani A, Chandra-Sekar B, Morris EC, Carter BB, Stolle CA. Hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism due to intrasellar hemangioblastoma in von Hippel-Lindau syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Mar;149A(3):549-51. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.32698. PubMed PMID: 19215058.
  3. Yamada K, Carpentier JL, Cheatham B, Goncalves E, Shoelson SE, Kahn CR. Role of the transmembrane domain and flanking amino acids in internalization and down-regulation of the insulin receptor. J Biol Chem. 1995 Feb 17;270(7):3115-22. PubMed PMID: 7852393.
  4. Yamada K, Goncalves E, Carpentier JL, Kahn CR, Shoelson SE. Transmembrane domain inversion blocks ER release and insulin receptor signaling. Biochemistry. 1995 Jan 24;34(3):946-54. PubMed PMID: 7827053.
  5. Cheatham B, Shoelson SE, Yamada K, Goncalves E, Kahn CR. Substitution of the erbB-2 oncoprotein transmembrane domain activates the insulin receptor and modulates the action of insulin and insulin-receptor substrate 1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1993 Aug 1;90(15):7336-40. Erratum in: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1993 Oct 15;90(20):9739. PubMed PMID: 7688476; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC47132.Free full text
  6. Goncalves E, Yamada K, Thatte HS, Backer JM, Golan DE, Kahn CR, Shoelson SE. Optimizing transmembrane domain helicity accelerates insulin receptor internalization and lateral mobility. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1993 Jun 15;90(12):5762-6. PubMed PMID: 8390680; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC46802.Free full text
  7. Cahnmann HJ, Gonçalves E, Ito Y, Fales HM, Sokoloski EA. Synthesis and properties of N-bromoacetyl-L-thyroxine. Anal Biochem. 1992 Aug 1;204(2):344-50. PubMed PMID: 1443534.
  8. Yamada K, Goncalves E, Kahn CR, Shoelson SE. Substitution of the insulin receptor transmembrane domain with the c-neu/erbB2 transmembrane domain constitutively activates the insulin receptor kinase in vitro. J Biol Chem. 1992 Jun 25;267(18):12452-61. PubMed PMID: 1352286.
  9. Lakshmanan M, Goncalves E, Pontecorvi A, Robbins J. Differential effect of a new thyromimetic on triiodothyronine transport into myoblasts and hepatoma and neuroblastoma cells. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1992 Jan 13;1133(2):213-7. PubMed PMID: 1731960.
  10. Cahnmann HJ, Gonçalves E, Ito Y, Fales HM, Sokoloski EA. Synthesis and characterization of N-bromoacetyl-3,3',5-triiodo-L-thyronine. J Chromatogr. 1991 Jan 18;538(1):165-75. PubMed PMID: 2050789.Cited in PMC
  11. Gonçalves E, Lakshmanan M, Cahnmann HJ, Robbins J. High-affinity binding of thyroid hormones to neuroblastoma plasma membranes. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1990 Nov 12;1055(2):151-6. PubMed PMID: 2242383.Cited in PMC
  12. Lakshmanan M, Goncalves E, Lessly G, Foti D, Robbins J. The transport of thyroxine into mouse neuroblastoma cells, NB41A3: the effect of L-system amino acids. Endocrinology. 1990 Jun;126(6):3245-50. PubMed PMID: 2351115.
  13. Goncalves E, Lakshmanan M, Pontecorvi A, Robbins J. Thyroid hormone transport in a human glioma cell line. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 1990 Mar 5;69(2-3):157-65. PubMed PMID: 2328825.
  14. Gonçalves E, Lakshmanan M, Robbins J. Triiodothyronine transport into differentiated and undifferentiated mouse neuroblastoma cells (NB41A3). Endocrinology. 1989 Jan;124(1):293-300. PubMed PMID: 2909368.Related citations
  15. Gonçalves E, Castro JA, Gross JL. Standard dose 131I therapy for toxic multinodular goiter in an endemic goiter region. Braz J Med Biol Res. 1986;19(6):723-9. PubMed PMID: 3651625.

Dr. Goncalves' Care Philosophy

"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health" Hippocrates

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Diabetes and Thyroid Diseases

Dr. Goncalves' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  •  Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acromegaly
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Coma
  • Diabetes Ketones
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


  • Medical School
    Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul, Faculdade De Medicina

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Federal University Of Rio Grande South / Center Of Biological Sciences

    Completed in 1983

    Tufts University

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Federal University Of Rio Grande South / Center Of Biological Sciences

    Completed in 1985

    Tufts University

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Universidade Federal. Do Rio Grande Do Sul
  • Other Education
    National Institutes Of Health

    Completed in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Diabetes Medicine
  • Thyroid Disorders

Procedures Performed

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
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