Exceptional Care for Diabetes
Reach out to the medical professionals at US Diabetes Care for efficient diabetic services. We treat patients age 10 years and above. No referrals are needed as we work with your Primary Care Physician. Call today to schedule an appointment.
Every diabetes diagnosis is unique, we spend time getting to know you as a person, your environment, family life and stressors so we can provide you with the individualized care and support you deserve. We will ask the questions below.
Have you ever been treated for diabetes or have a strong family history?
Is your A1C greater than 6.5?
Are you a Type 1 or a Type 2 diabetic on an insulin pump?
Do you have diabetes and struggle with weight loss?
After our unique diagnosis and thorough evaluation of your medical history and reports, we provide you with the best medical care possible.
Comprehensive Diabetic Care & Education
Initial one hour diabetes assessment
Group diabetes sessions to provide extensive education about self-care
Prescribe right medications
Partnership with labs to perform quick diabetes tests
We accept most insurance with no speciality co-pay. Don't get stuck to an insulin pump. With proper education and medical care, you'll live a happier and healthier life.
Daniel Castro, M.D.
Internal Medicine / Lifestyle Medicine
Born in New York and raised in California and Chile has given Dr. Castro the ability to adapt to multiple cultures. Completing his undergraduate study at California State University, Northridge with a double bachelor's degree in Biology and Chemistry. His medical education was at Loma Linda University, continuing his residency program specializing in Internal Medicine. Once this program was completed, he became Chief Resident and then joined the Internal Medicine and Family Medicine faculty. This is where he developed his passion for teaching and working with students and residents.
Dr. Castro held multiple leadership roles over the years, both in his Church as well as his professional career. For many years, he served as co-host of a Spanish radio show on health-related topics in Southern California. He and his wife are very involved locally with Church and teaching health seminars and cooking classes for the community. Highlights of his professional roles include Chief of General Internal Medicine at Loma Linda Veterans Administration Medical Center, working as overseer for the physicians in the clinics and hospital settings. Most recently, the Lead Medical Officer for the Morristown Veterans Administration Clinic and is now transitioning as Medical Director for US Diabetes Care.
Over the last several years, Dr. Castro has developed a growing interest in diet, lifestyle, and health outcomes. He completed Board Certifications in Lifestyle Medicine in 2019 to complement his Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He is CDCES certified which means he is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. He wishes to integrate his Internal Medicine skills with Lifestyle Medicine with those patents that desire to work towards better health by making wise lifestyle choices and to help battle the diabetes epidemic.
Dr. Castro, his wife, and their children enjoy spending time outdoors in the garden, on his farm, hiking, traveling, and camping.
Dr. Joyce Shea is a Board-Certified Acute Care Registered Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. During her Doctorate Studies she did extensive research in prevention of coronary artery disease in Type 2 Diabetes in primary care settings devising a checklist to ensure proper screenings were completed for patients with diabetes.
She taught Master-level nursing students from the University of Alabama, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Walden University, Troy State University, South University in Montgomery, and Mississippi University for Women. Dr. Joyce Shea has extensive medical experience as an Intensive Care, Cardiovascular Care and Emergency Department nurse.
She and her husband, Thomas, relocated to the Shoals in 1987, as Thomas is originally from the Shoals. They have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren. Dr. Joyce Shea hails from East Tennessee and has relocated back to our area from the Shoals.
Dr. Shea has a passion and love for her patients and is a perfect fit for the U.S. Diabetes Care Love, Hope, Family team!
MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CDCES
Family Nurse Practitioner
Jessica Singleton is an ANCC board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed her associate degree of Science General Studies at Walters State Community College, a bachelor's degree of Science in Nursing at Lincoln Memorial University. She then earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing at Carson-Newman University. She began working at US Diabetes Care in May of 2019 and later that year, welcomed a new addition to her family - a baby boy. Before working at US Diabetes Care, Jessica served part-time as a Volunteer FNP for Helping Hands Clinic in Morristown, TN, and later with Mountain Hope Clinic in Sevier County. In 2020, Jessica received her CDCES which stands for Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.
She has lived in Morristown for 20 years and is married and has 3 sweet sons. Professionally, her goals are to educate and empower patients and help them to have the necessary information to make well-informed choices regarding their care. Philosophy of treatment in her practice is "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". She stresses the importance of making the best lifestyle choices for optimal health. She is very grateful to be able to serve others and assist them to lead their best lives.
Arvo Kanna, M.D.
Dr. Arvo Kanna has been in general neurology practice for 30 years. He completed an internal medicine residency in 1989 in Kalamazoo, MI, neurology residency at SUNY Buffalo in 1992, and a neuroimaging fellowship at SUNY Buffalo in 1993.
During the last 7 years Dr. Kanna has developed an increasing interest in Lifestyle Medicine and the positive impact it has on neurology, including the ability to potentially reduce patient risks for and speed of progression of, cognitive decline, especially regarding the challenging areas of Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia.
Happily married for 37 years, Dr. Kanna has two adult children, and loves to eat his wife’s vegetarian cooking. His interests outside of medicine have included hiking, birding, photography, music, and helping his wife do physical labor around his property.
Partnering Dr. Kanna’s neurology practice with U.S. Diabetes Care provides our patients with optimal treatment for diabetes and a center that effectively addresses the risks of cognitive decline in these patients.