CHER Diabetes Education Center Welcomes New Medical Director

August 2, 2010
Spokane, WA

The Community Health Education and Resource (CHER) Diabetes Education Center welcomes new Medical Director, Dr. Colleen R. Carey. Dr. Carey holds degrees from Pomona College and the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Carey specializes in Endocrinology and Metabolism, and has practiced in Spokane, Washington since 1980 and has been involved in all areas of Endocrinology since that time. She was a member of the clinical faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine for a number of years and since January of 2010 has been an assistant clinical professor at University of Washington, working with students and residents at the Internal Medicine Residency Clinic. She is especially interested in diabetes education.

Diabetes has become an epidemic across the United States, but with education and lifestyle modification people with diabetes can lead healthy, happy lives. The CHER Diabetes Education Center has been serving the Spokane area for 22 years, with a focus on healthy lifestyle choices and common sense diabetes management, the Center has helped thousands of patients manage their diabetes and get back to living a healthy lifestyle.

Now located in the Riverpoint One Building at 501 North Riverpoint Boulevard, Suite 245, the CHER Diabetes Education Center invites members of the community to visit the Center’s new location to learn more about diabetes prevention and treatment as well as receive a free healthy meal planner and pedometer. The Center is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm

For more information about the resources offered by the CHER Diabetes Education Center, call (509) 232-8145 or visit

CHER is a service of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS). INHS is a non-profit corporation in Spokane, Washington providing collaboration in health care services on behalf of its member hospitals Deaconess Medical Center, Providence Holy Family Hospital, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and Valley Hospital & Medical Center and the community. Other INHS services include St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Information Resource Management, Northwest MedStar, Health Training Network, health@work, Northwest TeleHealth, and the INHS Center of Philanthropy. For more information, visit

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