Diabetic Life Pulse Clinic is under the direction of Dr. Deborah Adcock, MD, MBA.
Though her resume is substantial and varied, it is Dr. Adcock’s warmth and sincerity that really impresses patients.
There are no stupid questions in her clinic, and she takes all the time needed to explain to each patient how our treatment works, as well as how their bodies and medications function. Each patient is treated like a valuable person, and a gift to our clinic.
An educator and a highly-trained professional, Dr. Adcock started on her path to a career in medicine in 1972, when she attended Texas A&M University on an academic scholarship. She graduated in pre-med with a Bachelor of Science. Dr. Adcock then earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science School of Medicine in San Antonio, a few hours from her native Victoria, TX.
For her residency program in anesthesiology, Dr. Adcock spent three years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then finished with a fellowship in cardiovascular anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Science School of Medicine in Houston. She was recruited back to her medical school alma mater of UTHSC in San Antonio where she became an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and later, the director of their cardiac anesthesiology program. Under her direction, Dr. Adcock formed the first cardiac transplant team at UTHSC.
Dr. Adcock duplicated those efforts in Shreveport, LA when she helped build the first cardiac transplant team for Willis-Knighton Hospital. It was then that she met her husband, Dr. Houston Bosley, MD, a prominent ear, nose and throat doctor. Dr. Bosley maintains a private practice in south Shreveport.
While treating patients at Willis-Knighton, Dr. Adcock attended night school at Louisiana State University in Shreveport with the intention of understanding the financial aspects of healthcare as it impacts the needs of patients. She earned her Masters of Business Administration in 1997, and uses that eduction to “speak for the patient” in the financial terms a for-profit institution can understand and apply.
Dr. Adcock later went into private practice for Integrative Medicine to “think outside the box” with patient care and chronic disease prevention. She combined her training in pharmacology, adult/pediatric medicine, critical care and physiology to evaluate and treat patients of all ages with a range of issues from immune disorders, chronic inflammations, hormone imbalances and everything in-between. Dr. Adcock’s approachable style and wealth of knowledge has established a loyal following of patients in her care.
Upon introduction to the Artificial Pancreas Therapy system (APT), Dr. Adcock was inspired by the far-reaching possibilities of the science and through it, the opportunity to treat countless numbers of people suffering from diabetes and its awful complications. She applies the treatment protocol the clinic uses today and continues to discover how to make it more effective. Dr. Adcock believes the APT will prove applicable for many other health problems and plans to continue to research and publish her findings.