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Joseph A. Henske, MD

Philosophy of Care

I hope to treat everyone as a real person, not a disease process. I try to help them learn more about their health and share in the decision-making process to determine the best treatment plan whether through medications or lifestyle changes. I want them to feel engaged, motivated, and optimistic that things can and will improve.



Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.8
Based on 321 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Endocrinology
    • Years in Practice: 12


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Endocrinology


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, diabetes in competitive athletes, thyroid disease (hyperthyroid and hypothyroid), parathyroid disease (high calcium levels), thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, pituitary tumors.


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    I love to spend any free time with my wife and young children and am an avid marathon runner. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 15, I enjoy raising money for research to find a cure and better treatments for those living with diabetes.


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Graduation Date 05/2004
    Degree M.D.

    RESIDENCY
    School Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Title Resident in Internal Medicine

    FELLOWSHIPS
    School Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Specialty Endocrinology

  • Procedures

    Endocrinology
    • Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of thyroid nodule
  • Memberships

    • Endocrine Society
    • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
    • American Medical Association
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Diabetes-Endocrinology Fellow Teaching Award

  • Research & Clinical Trials

    CLINICAL TRIALS

    • TrialNet - Natural History Study of Type 1 Diabetes


  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.8
    Based on 321 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Press Ganey Certified Data Integrity

    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.6
    316 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.8
    319 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.8
    319 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.9
    320 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.8
    319 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.8
    320 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.8
    316 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.8
    318 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.8
    316 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.7
    310 ratings


    Comments (26)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    5.0
    Jun 23, 2019
    Excellent doctor and staff. Very knowledgeable.  
    5.0
    May 13, 2019
    *Dr. Henske is the best.  
    5.0
    May 09, 2019
    Very good experience throughout the whole facility.  
    5.0
    May 08, 2019
    *Dr. Henske is very attentive and intelligent doctor. Thank you, *Dr. Henske!  
    4.9
    Apr 25, 2019
    Great doctor. I especially appreciate that he reads & responds to messages via MyChart, in a thorough way. I wish all providers were as good as it as *Dr. Henske. Extremely helpful to be able to See more  
    5.0
    Apr 15, 2019
    Good!  
    5.0
    Apr 10, 2019
    Dr. Henske is always professional, caring, knowledgeable, and pleasant. He listens and has suggestions.  
    4.9
    Mar 24, 2019
    Excellent! The beat !  
    5.0
    Mar 19, 2019
    Diagnosed with Diabetes 20 years ago. Dr. Henkse is by far the best Endocrinologist I have ever had. I have complete trust and faith in him, and have never been more optimistic about the treatment regiment See more  
    5.0
    Mar 06, 2019
    dr henske rocks!  
    5.0
    Mar 04, 2019
    Dr. Henkske takes time to discuss and review my blood work. He is caring and takes a thorough approach to my care.  
    2.3
    Feb 03, 2019
    This doctor needs to improve on his "bed side manners" a LOT. I had done quite a bit of research prior to my visit and had lots of questions. Even though, he did answer by See more  
    4.9
    Jan 15, 2019
    very good experience  
    5.0
    Jan 15, 2019
    Dr Henske has always allowed me to be part of the treatment plan. he asks my opinion on my habits and what I do between visits. He always listens to and addresses my questions and See more  
    4.5
    Jan 13, 2019
    I am very pleased with Dr. Henske. Wish I had him for my endrocrinologist long before now.  
    5.0
    Dec 27, 2018
    The problems I've had seem to be improving with the help of this provider.  
    5.0
    Dec 22, 2018
    Dr. Henske put in a lot of thought and effort reviewing the case. At the end of the appointment he brought in the after visit summary. it included all the changes in insulin regimen. As See more  
    5.0
    Dec 18, 2018
    does an excellent job  
    5.0
    Dec 03, 2018
    Had a question about a new Rx and sent doctor an email on MyChart & he answered by next day & eased my mind.  
    5.0
    Nov 27, 2018
    I've recommended many friends & family to *Dr. Henske. I can't say enough good things about him. He's simply the best in the endocrinology field.  
    5.0
    Sep 19, 2018
    Excellent service, very confident to decisions made.  
    5.0
    Sep 12, 2018
    Dr. Henske is the first physician to provide very specific and effective information about how I specifically can manage my glucose levels!  
    5.0
    Aug 22, 2018
    Everything Good, no bad.  
    5.0
    Aug 08, 2018
    Dr Henske is the best of the best!  
    4.1
    Aug 01, 2018
    This visit was much better then the last one. He was very kind and took his times with me.  
    4.9
    Jul 24, 2018
    Dr. Henske is the best doctor I have seen!  
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Health Topics Posts
By Joseph Henske, MD
According to The American Diabetes Association, almost 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in children or young adults and if not managed, can cause serious health complications. With the help of your physician and closely monitoring your sugar levels, an active, healthy life is possible. In fact, several pro athletes diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes have gone on to have great athletic success including tennis legend Billy Jean King, baseball Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter and former Chicago Bears Quarterback, Jay Cutler.

Topics and Subtopics: Diabetes Care & Endocrine System Disorders
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