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Melissa Gonzalez Lara, MD

Melissa Gonzalez Lara, MD

Specialties
Endocrinology
Degrees and Certifications
Fellowship, Endocrinology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida; Residency: Internal Medicine (Rutgers -Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth NJ.) ; Medical School and Undergraduate, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Primary Location

HopeHealth Medical Plaza
360 North Irby St., Florence, SC 29501
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Phone: Florence: (843) 432-3716, Manning: (803) 433-4321

Fax: Florence: (843) 407-9725, Manning (803) 433-4230

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About Dr. Gonzalez Lara

Dr. Melissa Gonzalez Lara is a board-certified endocrinologist at HopeHealth Medical Plaza and HopeHealth in Manning.

She graduated medical school magna cum laude from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Her residency was completed in Internal Medicine at Rutgers-Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She most recently completed her fellowship in endocrinology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, and was awarded a certificate of academic achievement. Dr. Gonzalez Lara speaks fluent English and Spanish. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, The Endocrine Society, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology.

Education

  • Fellowship, Endocrinology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
  • Residency, Internal Medicine (Rutgers -Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth NJ.)
  • Medical School and Undergraduate, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Research

  • April 2020-May 2020 Characteristics and Outcomes of patients with COVID-19 in an Intensive Care Unit of a Community Hospital: Retrospective Cohort Study.
  • July 2019-July 2020 Reduction of morbidity and mortality with use of ringer’s lactate solution over normal saline for septic patients that require intensive care unit management.
  • August 2013-April 2014 Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in childbearing patients with Polycystic OvarianSyndrome at Santiago de los Caballeros.

Posters/Presentations

  • A rare case of pituitary metastasis from esophageal adenocarcinoma
  • A case report of a co-secreting TSH and prolactin pituitary adenoma with a coexisting papillary and follicular thyroid cancer; challenging diagnosis and management.
  • Graves Disease and the Association with Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome.
  • Groove pancreatitis: a difficult diagnosis that is often confused with pancreatic cancer.
  • Pericardial effusion due to metastatic Kaposi’s sarcoma in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
  • Metformin induced lactic acidosis (MILA) causing transient blindness.
  • Subacute COVID-19 Infection Presenting as Indolent Large Pericardial Effusion

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