“The best part of being an endocrinologist is I really get to know my patients”
Dr. Hopson will begin to see patients in mid-July.
Dr. Hopson provides general endocrinology care, inspired by the latest technology in diabetes management. She has a special interest in meditation and mindfulness to help her patients cope with the stress of work, family, and living with a chronic medical condition.
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As an endocrinologist, Dr. Shannon Hopson knows many patients are not all too happy having to go to her. But that only makes it all the sweeter in the end. “I am proud of the relationships I have built with my patients, in particular with those who were reluctant to keep their first appointment – especially when we can reflect on the progress that has been made and the improvements they’ve been able to make in their health as a result of working with me.”
She had been always interested in pursuing a career in medicine but had not even considered endocrinology until a rotation during residency. “Within a week, I fell in love with it,” she says. “Learning to interpret labs and adjust medications, and then figuring out diabetes management was fun and rewarding.”
Dr. Hopson says she is very honest and straightforward, and her patients would describe her as a good listener and empathetic. “I consider myself a coach – it’s my job to meet the patient where he or she is, hear their story, and then offer suggestions for treatment. I will always give my honest opinion on what treatment options I consider to be the best, while recognizing that my patient is ultimately the one who makes the decision on what course of action we will take.”
An amateur photographer, Dr. Hopson loves to travel, hike and spend time outdoors with her two boys.
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2004
Internal Medicine, Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC, 2002
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK, 1999
Medical Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology, CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, NC, 2004-2019; Endocrinologist, Endocrinology Associates, Gastonia, NC, and Lake Wylie, SC, 2004-2019
American Board of Internal Medicine in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Hopson, PS and Clement-Bryant, L. 2009. Insulin Pump Therapy in Pregnancy: A Retrospective Review of a Community Based Clinic’s Experiences. Poster Presentation, 5th International Symposium on Diabetes and Pregnancy.