Meet Dr. Philip RaskinDiabetes Specialist
- Holder of the:
- Clifton and Betsy Robinson Chair in Biomedical Research
Philip Raskin, M.D., a board-certified endocrinologist, focuses his practice solely on diabetes, making him one of the most sought-after diabetes specialists in Dallas.
A Texas Monthly Super Doctor for seven straight years and a D Magazine Best Doctor for three, Dr. Raskin’s main goal is to give his patients good advice that they can and will use. After all, most diabetes management happens outside the doctor’s office.
“I choose therapies that I think will work for each patient. I teach him or her what to do and try to help each patient understand how to make adjustments when things change,” Dr. Raskin says.
“Because the patients are the ones at home checking their levels and giving themselves shots, I try to set them up for success by offering useful advice.”
In addition to care from physicians like Dr. Raskin, UT Southwestern offers a Diabetes Management Program in English and Spanish to help patients gain a clearer understanding of diabetes and how to control it. When diabetes goes unmanaged, the consequences can be severe, including blindness, kidney damage, heart disease, stroke, and amputations.
Dr. Raskin chose to focus his career on diabetes because it’s treatable.
“I can really help people with diabetes and watch them live a long, healthy life,” he says. “It takes a lot of care and attention on their part, but people who are willing to put in the effort can do well.”
In addition to taking care of patients, Dr. Raskin is a clinical researcher widely renowned for his work in diabetes, diabetes complications, and diabetes management.