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Dr. Ben Carson, presidential candidate; Director of Housing and Urban Development
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Fifi; rescued 2009
My neice Brynley
Fergie; rescued 2009
Dinesh D'souza; Author and Movie Producer
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Get to know Dr. Hayes

She was first a patient, then a doctor.....

Dr. Hayes lives with Type 1 diabetes, hypothyroidism, and other autoimmune disease

She knows first hand what her patients experience and she understands the challenges that patients face each and every day in controlling their diabetes and associated conditions.

Dr. Hayes truly "gets it".

Dr. Andrea Lynn Hayes, a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee founded Hayes Endocrine and Diabetes Center in 1997.  Her practice has become the highest volume endocrine practice in the Middle Tennessee area.  Dr. Hayes attended Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga; she then attended Auburn University and graduated with Honors in French.  She attended University of Alabama School of Medicine.  She then moved to Nashville and performed her Internal Medicine internship and residency at University of Tennessee, Baptist Hospital.  Her three year fellowship was completed at Vanderbilt in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.  Her research at Vanderbilt centered on metabolic studies, weight and changes in energy expenditure with intensive insulin therapy.

Dr. Hayes developed her interest in diabetes as a result of her diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes during her teenage years.  She is grateful to have lived successfully with diabetes for 36 years and she owes much of her success to technology such as insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, a positive attitude and healthy lifestyle approach.  Dr. Hayes is a member of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and is a board member for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Dr. Hayes enjoys teaching and regularly consults with pharmaceutical companies regarding pharmacologic treatment for diabetes.  She lectures extensively educating physicians and other health care providers regarding diabetes care.  In her spare time, Dr. Hayes enjoys exercise, reading, travel and art collecting.  She is in the process of writing her first book:  "Solo Practice" detailing her life experiences in private practice as a business owner, a physician and a patient.  She also enjoys following her father's legacy in the development and construction of medical office buildings in the downtown Nashville area.
Dr. Hayes feels very at home in her slightly disorganized, colorful office.  She can often be found there amidst photos, memories, and stacks of paper patiently waiting for her perusal.  She loves the utility and convenience of her electronic medical record which she adopted, due to the insistence of her father, in 2004.   Although not at all a "techie" at heart, she has immersed herself in utilizing the advanced features of her EMR and actively tracks patient data to prove outstanding outcomes for A1C control, blood pressure control, LDL control and other measures of chronic disease management.
Dr. Hayes was honored to be featured on the front cover of the premiere issue of M.D. NEWS, a business and lifestyle magazine for middle Tennessee physicians.
The article contained within, detailed her interest in diabetes and endocrine disorders and her passion for helping patients acheive and maintain weight loss.  Her weight management program, The Nashville Solution aided many obese patients with weight loss achieved by close medical supervision of a calorie controlled diet, exercise and lifestyle modification. 
Understanding that obesity is at the root of many costly and physically devastating
conditions, Dr. Hayes chose to always focus on this underlying issue with her patients and assist them with the medications, lifestyle modifications and tools to achieve and maintain a desired level of weight.