Feb. 20, 2018 –From a very young age,
Natalia Chaar Tirado, M.D., knew she wanted to be a doctor. As a child she was inspired by a photo
she saw in National Geographic — “The vulture and the little
girl” taken by Kevin Carter — and her dream was to work with
Doctors Without Borders to help children in Africa. Today she is a board-certified
internal medicine physician with
Endocrinology & Diabetes Care Center, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System.
It was while in medical school that Chaar Tirado became interested in endocrinology.
Her biochemistry professor was an endocrinologist and fostered her interest
in the specialty, which was further solidified during her fellowship.
Treating patients with diabetes and thyroid conditions accounts for the
majority of Chaar Tirado’s practice, but she also has a special
interest in calcium and bone metabolism issues, such as vitamin deficiencies
and osteoporosis, as well as hormonal issues.
Chaar Tirado earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of
Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, followed by her medical degree from
Universidad Iberoamericana School of Medicine in Santo Domingo, Dominican
Republic. She completed her residency at Hospital Damas in Ponce, Puerto
Rico, and an endocrinology fellowship at Texas Tech University Health
Sciences at the Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas.
Appointments are available with a physician’s referral. For more
information, call Endocrinology & Diabetes Care Center at 912-466-5601.The
office is located at 2500 Starling St., Suite 501, in Brunswick