Michael D. Altheimer, MD
Michael D. Altheimer, MD, FACE, earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Iowa and his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1981. He then completed his three-year residency training in internal medicine in Portland, Oregon, followed by a two-year fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Altheimer is board-certified in internal medicine as well as in endocrinology and metabolism.
Since 1986, he has served the Greensboro community by maintaining a full-time private practice of endocrinology, diabetes, and internal medicine. He has served on the advisory committee of the Greensboro Diabetes Self-Care Center and on the active medical staff of Cone Health.
Professional organization memberships include American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American College of Endocrinology, American Diabetes Association, and American College of Physicians.
He is co-founder and former Vice President of Overlook Software, Inc., a healthcare data collection and analysis company focusing on the quality of diabetes care. In that capacity, he was a key architect of DiaTrends® - an innovative point-of-service information technology system designed to monitor and improve diabetes management and outcomes. He helped create a nationwide diabetes patient registry, DiaTrends: An Outcomes Initiative, to collect, aggregate, analyze, and report de-identified patient data from across the United States. He has also analyzed diabetes management data from his practice as the basis of published reports. His articles have appeared in journals including Endocrine Practice, Current Medical Research and Opinion, and Physicians & Computers.
Dr. Altheimer understands that diabetes and other complex health problems can be overwhelming for patients. That’s why he takes time to listen to patients about their concerns, answer their questions, and ensure that they thoroughly understand their conditions and treatment options. His expertise, experience, and devotion to personalized patient care are evident as he empowers patients to be active participants in their health care.
Dr. Altheimer is married and has three children.
I have been in Dr. Altheimer's practice for 25 years and each and every time I visit, I know I'm getting excellent care from a brilliant man. He explains everything clearly, is very aware of the most up to date research, and has never let an irregular blood value go un-investigated. He is calm and caring throughout my appointment, never making me feel rushed. I am healthier because he is my endocrinologist.