Meet Our Staff



Dr. Sherief M. Kamel


Florida Licensed & Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties for exceptional expertise in the fields of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism & Internal Medicine.

Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology.

Certified by the American College of Endocrinology to perform thyroid biopsies & neck ultrasonography.

Board Qualifications:

Maintenance of Board Certification, Internal Medicine, 2011

Diplomate, American Board of Endocrinology, 2003

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2001 

Private Practice Experience:

Endocrinologist - The Institute of Endocrinology Diabetes Health & Hormones - Panama City: 2006-present 

Valley Medical Group, McAllen Diagnostic Clinic - McAllen, Texas: 2003-2006 

Education & Post-graduate Training:

Fellowship, Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2003

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, a Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Hospital, New York, New York. Residency, Department of Internal Medicine, 2001

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, a Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Hospital, New York, New York.

Graduated with honors (MB.CH.B), 1994 Alexandria University, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt.




Ashli A. Brooks


Licensed & Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner


Family Nurse Practitioner- The Institute Of Endocrinology , Diabetes Health & Hormones. 2008-present

Co-Founder of Institute of Endocrinology, Diabetes Health & Hormones

Emergency Room Nurse-Bay Medical Center, 2005-2008


Master’s Degree of Nursing, Florida State University Graduate 2008

Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing, University of West Georgia Graduate 2005


Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by ANCC




Dr. Michael Hennigan

MD FACP FACE, Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Michael Hennigan is a board-certified internal medicine physician & fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. He is highly trained in endocrinology with over 27 years of experience devoted to the care of adults who suffer from hormonal imbalances. Dr. Hennigan & his team welcome new patient appointments.

Medical Degree

The University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL


University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX


American Board of Internal Medicine


American College of Physicians

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

American College of Endocrinology




Bethany Gillman

MSN, AGPCNP-C - Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Pracitioner:

Institute of Endocrinology—2018 to present Internal Medicine—2016 to 2018

Registered Nurse:

Bay Medical Center, 2009 to 2016


Master of Science in Nursing: College of Nursing, University of South Alabama

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, School of Nursing, University of West Florida

Associates of Science Degree in Nursing, Gulf Coast Community College

Certification & License:

Certified Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Licensed in the state of Florida


Member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners




Cynthia Folyer

MSN, FNP-BC, ARNP - Licensed and Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Compassionate & dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner providing quality, comprehensive nursing care to patients & their families with 15 years of nursing experience.


Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, Cum Laude
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN

Master's Degree in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN


Fifteen years of experience including working as a BSRN in the medical surgical units at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, PACU & case management at Harton Regional Medical Center & ICU at Livingston Regional Hospital. Eight years of Nurse Practitioner experience working with endocrine disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders & hormone therapy.


Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Licensed in the state of Florida as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse




Christine Uy, MD, F.A.C.E

Board Certified Endocrinologist

Dr. Uy is a board-certified physician in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. She also is board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine & a member of the Endocrine society & Obesity Medicine Association. In addition, she is a fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology. 

She completed her endocrinology fellowship from The State University of New York, Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York

She completed her Internal Medicine residency from the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut

We are very excited about having Dr. Uy joining our practice & strongly believe that she will be a great addition to the Institute of Endocrinology.






After completing post-graduate training in Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, from SUNY (State University of New York) at Buffalo in 2009, Dr. Topiwala (Dr ‘T’) has been practicing principally in Florida for over a decade. He is the lead physician at IEDHH’s Orlando office.

A 2001 Mumbai University medical graduate, Dr T was conferred the prestigious International Diabetes Federation Award in 2006, making him India's first & only IDF Fellow. He was further bestowed with the esteemed Endocrine Scholar Award by the US Endocrine Society in 2007. A year later, he was honored with the coveted Resident Professionalism Award at University of Buffalo. In 2013, he was ceremonially recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (F.A.C.E), a life-long privileged distinction.

Dr T is well published, & serves as a peer reviewer for scientific work in the realm of Endocrine medicine. He is certified in Bone Densitometry, Neck Ultrasound & Thyroid Biopsies, Intensive Insulin-Pump-Sensor technology, & Laboratory Directorship. He is a regional Ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation, & a Committee member of the popular Hormone Health Network.

His interventional skills are evident in the multitude of office procedures he conducts: Implantable Glucose Sensors, Inhaled Insulin pre-screening with Lung function testing, Smart Insulin pens, Body Composition Analysis & Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Weight management, limb Doppler for PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) screening, Neuropathy & Retinopathy testing, infusion of complex Osteoporosis medications, Interpreting Sleep studies for diagnosing Sleep Apnea, Interpretation of Radio-active Iodine Uptake & Scan studies) to manage thyroid problems, reading DXA Bone Density scans, & inserting Bio-Identical Hormone pellets.

Dr T further offers an in-house accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education-Training-Support Program, Nutrition-Wellness platform, provides Tele-medicine consultations & hosts on-site Clinical trials for modern endocrinologic treatments, which makes the Institute of Endocrinology a referral Center of Excellence providing Comprehensive Endocrine-Diabetes Care.

In addition to managing complicated Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Obesity & Thyroid problems, Dr T also currently handles all general endocrine conditions, including low T/ED in men, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Metabolic Syndrome, Fatty Liver, Pre-Post Weight loss Surgery care, PCOS, Gender Affirming Medicine, as well as all Pituitary / Prolactin / Growth hormone / Sodium / Electrolyte / Parathyroid / Calcium / Adrenal & Neuro Endocrine disorders.

As current / former Faculty of various organizations (WHO, University of Buffalo, Association of Dietitians & Diabetes Educators, Dr T serves on Scientific Advisory Boards of leading pharmaceutical entities as a Key Opinion & Thought Leader. Deemed an Influencer in his arena, he continues to actively tutor a myriad of healthcare professionals.

Dr T’s core values are reflected in his high-quality, cost-effective & coordinated approach to patient care allowing him to make a meaningful impact on human lives. He firmly believes in minimizing pill burden & disease-related distress, emphasizes quality of life & emotional well-being, focusses on psycho-social & financial considerations while sharing the decision-making process with the person he is empowering to collaboratively treat.

He urges people to de-stress & sleep adequately. Some of his most rewarding activities include taking patients off Insulin & thyroid hormone (levothyroxine &; equivalents)if they don’t seem to need it, and assisting individuals fully reverse their diabetes with compulsive lifestyle alterations. Dr T also embraces unconventional treatment options like desiccated thyroid hormone preparations (Armour, Nature, NP thyroid) & Cytomel (T3), besides offering a variety of compounded Hormone creams (Estrogens, Progesterone, Testosterone & others)

Dr T communicates proficiently in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu & Marathi. He often volunteers his time & expertise at community forums to enhance metabolic health i.e. prevent pre-diabetes & childhood obesity while optimizing heart & bone health.

Moreover, he has a penchant for athletic sports, dramatics, public speaking, medical journalism & advocacy.

His wife Tonya, a Registered BSN Nurse as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), inspires his fit lifestyle & motivates him in daily prayer. She is due to get certified as Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, & intends to join him soon at the office in this capacity.

‘Dr T & Mrs T’ are both outdoor & nature enthusiasts. Additionally, they value their moral, ethical & spiritual inclinations. They consider themselves blessed to serve humanity & strive to do so each day with utmost humility.




Dr. Lily Nehring

DNP/FNP-BC - Advance Register Nurse Practitioner: Family Nurse Practitioner


Doctorate in Nursing Practice College of Nursing
Troy University, Troy, Alabama

Post Masters Certification Family Nurse Practitioner: College of Nursing
Troy University, Montgomery, Alabama

Master of Science in Nursing Education: College of Nursing
Grand Canyon University, Arizona

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Cum Laude): School of Nursing
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Associates of Science Degree in Nursing
Gulf Coast State College

Certification & License

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Licensed in the state of Florida


Member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Florida Nurse Practitioners Association


English and Fluent in Spanish




Kelly Goodson

MPH, RD, LD/N Registered Dietitian

Kelly Goodson is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health. She has worked in nutrition arena for 10 years, having worked in the field of public health, school nutrition, diabetes, clinical nutrition, and behavioral health.

She completed her bachelor’s degree at Florida State University, her dietetic internship in West Palm Beach, and went back to get a master’s degree at University of West Florida.

She provides Medical Nutrition Therapy which involves in-depth individualized assessment to help people manage their chronic conditions by taking nutrition science and translating it into action. She loves to help people build sustainable habits in nutrition and have a healthy relationship with food.

She also serves as the program coordinator for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Program.




Ruben Dario Morillo

BS MMS PA-C Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

IEDHH: 2020-Present

Osceola Endocrine Consultants: 2019-2020


Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Summa Cum Laude, NOVA Southeastern University- Orlando Campus- 2019

Director of Community Outreach and Diversity

Bachelor’s Degree of Microbiology, Cum Laude, University of Florida- 2014

Certifications and Associations

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association 2018-Present

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association 2018-Present

Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association 2018-Present

Member of American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants 2019-Present

Board certified as Physician Assistant

Bilingual English/Spanish

Mission Work

Nicaragua: Global Medical Training (2014)

Guatemala: NOVA Southeastern University (2019)




Amy Smith, APRN

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner





Our Specialties

We are Specialists in the Diagnosis & Custom-designed Treatment of conditions such as:








Hormone Replacement


Polysistic Ovarian Syndrome


Hair Loss


Lipid Disorders




IEDHH Healthcare Providers are Multi-Lingual!

We speak 9 languages: English, Espanol, Hindi, Gujarati, Arabic, Urdu, Marathi, Fookien (Chinese dialect), Tagalog / Filipino


Contact Info

Contact us today to schedule your appointment.


The Institute of Endocrinology

Diabetes | Health | Hormones | Weight Loss | Medical Spa

Northwest Florida Offices

Panama City Office

633 E Baldwin Rd
Panama City, FL 32405

   (850) 522.5490

CLINIC HOURS: Mon - Fri / 7 am to 4 pm, Saturday clinic 11am - 5pm

Panama City Gym Hours: 24 hr a day with card access. Personal trainer available upon request.

Panama City Spa: Monday, Tuesday and Friday / 7 am - 4 pm


Destin Office

1241 Airport Rd, Suite M
Destin, FL 32541

   (850) 460.7090

CLINIC HOURS: Mon - Fri / 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Lunch 12 - 1 pm

Destin Gym Hours (no pool available): 8 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday, Closed for Lunch 1 - 1 pm.

Personal Trainer available upon request.

Destin Spa: Wednesday and Thursday 8 am - 2:30 pm


Crestview Office

501 N Spring St.
Crestview, FL 32536

   (850) 460.7090

CLINIC HOURS: Monday and Tuesday Only / 8 am - 4 pm, Lunch 12 - 1 pm

Currently no spa in Crestview. But if Botox is needed, just let us know and we can make arrangements.


Orlando Office

Grand Oaks Center

204 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, Florida 34741



CLINIC HOURS: Mon - Fri / 7 am to 4 pm, Lunch 12 - 1 pm

Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, Diabetes Educator services available.

The MedicalSpa: Spa services are not available in Orlando just yet, but we hope they will be, soon!

However, if you would like to get Injectables (Botox & Juvederm), Dr. Kamel will be available twice per month at Orlando Office. Please call 407.962.4447 to set up appointments.






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IEDHH Healthcare Providers are Multi-Lingual!

We speak 9 languages. English, Espanol, Hindi, Gujarati, Arabic, Urdu, Marathi, Fookien (Chinese dialect), Tagalog / Filipino