OKLAHOMA CITY – As a type I diabetic, Dr. Christian Mangrum is passionate about the field of endocrinology and determined to help others improve the quality of their lives.
“I have learned to adapt and overcome the challenges of dealing with diabetes on a day-to-day basis,” he said. “I hope to bring a strong medical and personal perspective to the management of this disease. I am also very excited to care for the myriad of interesting and ever evolving conditions within endocrinology.”
Mangrum is an endocrinologist and recently joined Mercy Clinic Endocrinology in Oklahoma City. Endocrinology is a medical specialty that treats disorders of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, as well as the testes, ovaries and pancreas. Diabetes is one of the most prevalent conditions treated by endocrinologists.
“I love building a team-based relationship with patients, and feel very strongly that patients who are educated about their endocrine condition and empowered in their medical decision-making will enjoy greater health,” he said. “I am a very big advocate for ongoing medical research and open dialogues with patients regarding their care goals.”
Mangrum received his doctoral degree in osteopathic medicine from Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada. He completed his residency in internal medicine from Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, and his fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
In his spare time, he enjoys running, biking, playing soccer and watching sporting events. He also enjoys teaching Sunday school each week to high school students at his church. He recently moved to Oklahoma from Nebraska with his wife, Gabrielle.
To make an appointment with Mangrum at Mercy Clinic Endocrinology, located at 4345 W. Memorial Road, Suite 110 in Oklahoma City, call 405-951-4160