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Diabetes Services

Diabetes and Endocrine Associates

Pardee Diabetes and Endocrine Associates takes care of patients with diabetes and thyroid issues. We offer a full continuum of care in that we also provide diabetic education to our patients for insulin pumps and blood glucose monitors. 

Pardee Diabetes and Endocrine Associates welcomes Jonathan Rappaport, MD in 2015. Dr. Rappaport is a board-certified endocrinologist and earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University, completed a residency in internal medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a fellowship in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes at Tulane University. Dr. Rappaport provides specialized diabetes care as well as thyroid disease management and general endocrine disease management. He takes an individualized approach for each patient and enjoys working with a multidisciplinary team to employ the latest treatments and strategies. He is certified in ultrasound-guided biopsy and has been involved in numerous clinical research trials during his career, including evaluating the diabetic effects of various pharmaceutical agents.


Addressing Diabetes and Prediabetes in minority communities

In 2015, Pardee Hospital received a grant from the Office of Minority Health to address diabetes and prediabetes in minority communities within Henderson County. Working with the YMCA of Western North Carolina and Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS), Pardee will actively provide key services like:

  • Free community screenings
  • Referral to Pardee's diabetes nurse navigator
  • Educational and wellness classes from YMCA and BRCHS (offered in both English and Spanish)

Who can attend a community screening?

Anyone can attend a community screening, though the program targets lower income, underserved populations. To learn more about the program or schedule a screening, call Kelly Ware, diabetes nurse navigator, at (828) 233-2705.

What is a diabetes nurse navigator?

If you or someone you know has been identified as having prediabetes or diabetes, our nurse navigator can help. Kelly Ware, BSN, MSN is the diabetes nurse navigator for Pardee Hospital and can recommend community resources, coordinate care among providers and help you apply for charity care and/or Medicaid if you are eligible. She can also provide educational home visits if you are unable to attend a class at BRCHS or the YMCA.

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About Kelly Ware, BSN, MSN, Diabetes Nurse Navigator

Ware holds a bachelor's and master's degree in community health nursing. During her 12 years of nursing she has worked in general medicine and medical surgical units in hospital settings, has been a clinical nurse instructor and has served as a nurse on various international missions for Doctors Without Borders.




The Perspectives Program at Pardee meets national standards for diabetes self-management education and offers group and individualized education and guidance by Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE). Several major insurance carriers cover a part of the cost.

At Perspectives, you will discover the seven key behaviors that promote successful self-management:

  • Healthy eating
  • Staying active
  • Self-monitoring
  • Taking medication
  • Problem solving
  • Reducing risks
  • Healthy coping

Click here to use the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Risk Assesment Tool to see if you could be at risk for Type 2 diabetes.



Perspectives Diabetes Education is located at 617 Sixth Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28739. For more program information please call (828) 698- 4533 or e-mail Nina Lovern at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Perspectives Diabetes Self-Management Education Program maintains Education Recognition from the the American Diabetes Association