Dr. Elke Jost-Vu, MD

Dr. Elke Jost-Vu, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Female | 68 years old

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During medical school I discovered that I really enjoy patient care. I enjoy the interactions with my patients and find people from all walks of life extremely interesting, I apply the work ethic I learned from my parents to the area of patient care - my patients know that they will receive the very best I can give them.Read more

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in Palm Desert, CA |
Dr. Jost-Vu is great but I would have shut my mouth up a long time ago about increasing my thyroid medication if Dr. Jost-Vu would have told me that thyroxine turns the osteoblasts in the bones for the bones to be replaced by new bones and too much thyroxine causes the osteoblasts to turn too quickly causing bone loss due to the body not being able to replace the bones fast enough. I had to find this out on my own. I have severe depression and I needed the energy.
in Palm Desert, CA |
Dr. Jost-Vu is a very good doctor. She cares and she knows the truth about testosterone levels which many doctors are ignorant about. When she talks to you she looks like she geniunly cares about you. I just wish she would have told me that too much thyroid hormone turns the osteoblasts too fast and therefore does not allow the body to replace the bones fast enough leading to bone loss. If she would have told me this I would have shut up about increasing the dose on my thyroid medication.
in Indio, CA |
I started seeing Dr. Yost-Vu about 3 years ago after having been with another diabetes doctor. My old doctor kept upping my meds, no good results. I went to Dr. Yost-Vu for a second opinion for my type 2 diabetes. She had me take a test, which the other doctor had not given me. She discovered my body was not producing any insulin and I was in fact type 1. She took me off the old med and put me on an insulin pump. I no longer take four shots per day and am doing very much better.
in LaQuinta, Calif |
The very best. The doctor made me very comfortable when discussing my concerns and condition. Her staff is also far above the average. Larry
in Palm Desert, CA |
Very professional. Both my wife and have been seeing Dr. Jost-Vu for over ten years, and wouldn't think of going anywhere else.
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Dr. Jost-Vu's Care Philosophy

During medical school I discovered that I really enjoy patient care. I enjoy the interactions with my patients and find people from all walks of life extremely interesting, I apply the work ethic I learned from my parents to the area of patient care - my patients know that they will receive the very best I can give them.

Dr. Jost-Vu's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  •  Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Proteinuria
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    Medical Faculty Mannheim At The University Of Heidelberg
  • Internship Hospital
    Kern Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Kern Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Southern California

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling

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