Patricia Montesinos, CRNP| Endocrinology, Diabetes | MedStar Health

Patricia Montesinos, CRNP
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes

Languages: English

About me

Patricia (Trish) Montesinos is a nurse practitioner who is certified in diabetes care and education as well as advanced diabetes management. She completed her undergraduate studies in nursing at Georgetown University in 2006 and subsequently obtained a MSN degree in family practice from the University of Maryland. Trish has focused on the care of adults with endocrine disoders and diabetes since 2011. Currently, she works at the Medstar Diabetes Boot Camp Program, which is an innovative, technology-enabled program focusing on improving glycemic management and reducing healthcare utilization for high-risk adults with type 2 diabetes.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Glucose Metabolism
  • Achondroplasia
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal Adenoma
  • Adrenal Atrophy
  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adrenal Nodules
  • Adrenogenital Syndrome
  • Androgen Excess
  • Androgen Insensitivity
  • Bartter Syndrome
  • Calcium Metabolism
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Conn Syndrome
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic Coma
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Disorders Of Sexual Differentiation
  • Disorders Of Water Balance
  • Ectopic Hyperparathyroidism
  • Elevated Acth
  • Elevated Growth Hormone
  • Endocrine Complications Of Transplant
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Dyslipidemia
  • Familial Hyperparathyroidism
  • Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia
  • Feminizing Syndrome
  • Glucagonoma
  • Glucocorticoid Deficiency
  • Glycogen Storage Disease
  • Goiter
  • Grave's Disease
  • Growth Disorders
  • Growth Hormone Abnormalities
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • History Of Pituitary Mass
  • Hurthle Cell Cancer
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypo Thalamic Pituitary Disorder
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Inborn Errors Of Metabolism
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Insulinoma
  • Islet Cell Hyperplasia
  • Islet Cell Tumor
  • Low T3
  • Low T4
  • Male Infertility
  • Mccune Albright Syndrome
  • Metabolic Abnormalities
  • Metabolic Bone Diseases
  • Metabolic Disorders (INHERITED)
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Moon Facies
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2A
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B
  • Myxedema
  • Nodular Goiter
  • Non Toxic Goiter
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pineal Gland Dysfunction
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome
  • Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Precocious Puberty
  • Prediabetes
  • Premature Adrenarche
  • Pseudohermaphroditism
  • Pseudohypoparathyroidism
  • Rickets
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Secondary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Short Stature
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Orbitopathy
  • Thyroid Storm
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxic Exophthalmos
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Toxic Diffuse Goiter
  • Toxic Nodular Goiter
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Virilizing Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Weight Problem
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Procedures I perform

  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Diabetes Education
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Of Thyroid
  • Insulin Pump
  • Radioiodine Therapy
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  • Thyroid Function Blood Panel
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Thyroid Biopsy
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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • I-SNP
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Tricare for Life East
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • United Student Resources
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HMO
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Navigate
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Kaiser Select
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • D-SNP)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Cigna EPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • United Golden Rule
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Virginia Premier
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • United Choice Plus
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Tricare East Select
    • United Choice
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO

Education

Other Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center, -

Allied Health Education: University of Maryland School of Nursing (2011)

Hospital affiliations

News and publications

PRESENTATIONS:




  • Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia in Type 2 Diabetes Care


    • Medstar APRN Virtual CE Conference, November 2022



  • Beyond Basal: Practical Approaches to Mealtime Insulin

    • Pri-Med PrimaryCareNow Virtual CME Conference, September 2022

    • Pri-Med Primary Care Updates East CME Conference, December 2022



  • Clinical Coffee Break #1: When and How to Initiate Mealtime Insulin in a Patient on Basal Insulin Clinical Coffee Break #2: Monitoring and Advancing Insulin in a Patient on Basal and Prandial Insulin

    • Pri-Med online CME activity, September 2022



  • A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia

    • ADCES Webinar, July 2022



  • Digital Technology: The Present and Future of Diabetes Care

    • Pri-Med online patient case scenario CME activity, February 2022



  • The Value of the DCES in Utilizing Technology

    • ADCES valYOU Toolkit Podcast, October 2021



  • Diabetes Care and Education Specialists-Led Technology Enabled Transitions in Care—Connecting the Diabetes Management Care Team

    • American Diabetes Association’s 81st Scientific Sessions, included in the Symposium titled Accelerating Care and Education—Digital Health and Diabetes Support—Patient and Provider Perspectives, June 2021

    • Included into the official Best of ADA virtual programs held 2021-2022



  • Is Continuous Glucose Monitoring Right for You?

    • Pri-Med Patient Education Podcast, October 2020



  • Highs & Lows: Opportunities and Benefits of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Primary Care

    • Pri-Med PrimaryCareNow Virtual CME Conference, September 2020



  • Shared Decision Making, a collaborate discussion

    • Episode 4 of the Know Diabetes by Heart™ Professional Education Podcast Series, September 2019







PUBLICATIONS:




  • A Novel Approach to Achieve Target Time in Range When using U-500 Regular Insulin in a Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSSII) Pump


    • Featured chapter/author in Diabetes in Practice: Case Studies with Commentary published by ADA, August 2021