Meet Our Staff


Dr. Sherief M. Kamel


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

Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology.

Certified by the American College of Endocrinology to perform thyroid biopsies and 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 and Hormones - Panama City: 2006-present 

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

Education and Post-graduate Training:

Fellowship, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2003

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

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

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



Dr. Shehzad Topiwala

MD FACE, Fellowship-Trained Endocrinologist

After completing an accredited 2-year Clinical Fellowship in Adult Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at State University of New York at Buffalo from 2007 to 2009, Dr. Topiwala began practicing in Florida. Whilst at University of Buffalo,  he served as Faculty in their School of Medicine. In 2014, Seven Hills hospital in Mumbai (India) welcomed him back home to head the Endocrine Centre of Excellence. We are delighted he chose to relocate to USA by joining our scintillating team at IEDHH from January 2018.

A 2001 Mumbai University Medical Graduate, Dr. Topiwala completed an Internal Medicine Residency from CPS Bombay and a Diploma in Diabetology from Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital. Following this, he practiced as a Consultant Diabetologist and Bariatric & Cardio-Metabolic Physician in Mumbai. He was conferred the prestigious  International Diabetes Federation Award, making him India's first and only IDF Fellow. During his fellowship, Dr. Topiwala also received the Resident Professionalism Award, and went on to receive the esteemed Endocrine Scholars Award by the Endocrine Society in 2007. In 2013, he was recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. 

Dr Topiwala has over 15 years of postgraduate experience. He is well published, and serves as a peer reviewer for an indexed endocrine journal. He is certified in Bone Densitometry, Neck Ultrasound & Thyroid Biopsies, Intensive Insulin & Pump Therapy, and Laboratory Directorship.



Ashli A. Brooks


Licensed and Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner


Family Nurse Practitioner- The Institute Of Endocrinology , Diabates Health and Hormones.  2008-present 

Emergency Room Nurse-Bay Medical Center, 2005-2008 


Master’s Degree, Summa Cum Laude, College of Nursing, Florida State University

Bachelor’s Degree, Cum Laude, College of Nursing, University of West Georgia 

  • Graduate of FSU in 2008
  • Graduate of UWG in 2005

Certifications and Associations:

Certified in Medtronic Insulin Pump Therapy

Member of Florida Nurses Association, Nursing Honor Society, and the American Diabetes Association

Board certified as Family Nurse Practitioner

Certified in Botox, Fillers and Aesthetics




Dr. Michael Hennigan

MD FACP FACE, Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Michael Hennigan is a board-certified internal medicine physician and 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 and 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 and 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 and dedicated Family Nurse Practitioner providing quality, comprehensive nursing care to patients and 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 and case management at Harton Regional Medical Center and ICU at Livingston Regional Hospital. Eight years of Nurse Practitioner experience working with endocrine disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders and hormone therapy.


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



Christine Uy, MD, FACE


Dr. Uy is a board-certified physician in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She also is board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and a member of the Endocrine society and 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 and strongly believe that she will be a great addition to the Institute of Endocrinology.





Our Specialties


We are specialists in the diagnosis and custom-designed treatment of conditions such as:








Hormone Replacement


Polysistic Ovarian Syndrome


Hair Loss


Lipid Disorders




Contact Info

Contact us today to schedule your appointment.



The Institute of Endocrinology

Diabetes | Health | Hormones | Weight Loss | Medical Spa

Panama City Office

633 E Baldwin Rd
Panama City, FL 32405

   (850) 522.5490

Our BALDWIN Location is open Monday-Friday 7am-4pm, closed for lunch 12-1.

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

The Medical Spa in town on Baldwin Road has relocated to the Beach Office. If a patient wants to get injectables they can see Dr. Kamel at either the Baldwin, Beach or Destin Office. Please call 850-867-0860 to setup injectables (Botox and Juvederm) appointments.



Panama City Beach Office

12111 Panama City Beach Pkwy
Panama City Beach, Florida 32407

   (850) 522.5490

Our BEACH Location is open every Wednesday from 7 am and 4 pm, closed for lunch 12-1. Starting Wednesday November 28th, we will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 7 am to 4 pm with 12-1 pm lunch break.

The Medical Spa is now open at our Beach Office Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays 7:00AM to 4:00PM. Our beach address is 12111 Panama City Beach Parkway Panama City Beach, FL 32407. The phone number to schedule appointments for the Beach Office is 850-867-0860



Destin Office

1241 Airport Road, Suite M
Destin, FL 32541

   (850) 460.7090

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

Destin Gym Hours (no pool available): 8 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday, Closed for Lunch 12 pm - 1 pm. Personal Trainer available upon request.

Destin Spa: Monday and Tuesday 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

For immediate assistance, please contact our Destin office directly at 850.460.7090


Crestview Office

369 N Main Street
Crestview, FL 32536

   (850) 460.7090

Tuesdays ONLY / 7 am - 4 pm, Lunch 12 pm - 1 pm

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

For immediate assistance, please contact our Destin office directly at 850.460.7090







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