Endocrinology, Diabetes & Obesity Specialist
Dr. Kristine Parker-Curling MBBS (Hons.) ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. American Board of Obesity Medicine Certified.
Dr. Kristine Parker is one of the 5 children of Mr. and Mrs. Cedric and Josephine Parker. She grew up in a home where from a young age, the importance of family, hard work, prayer and striving for excellence were emphasized.
Her formative school years were spent at Queen’s College High School and after graduating from high school and completing her studies at The College of The Bahamas, Dr. Parker went on to attain an Honours Degree in Biology & Psychology from McMaster University, in Canada, where she graduated Suma Cum Laude.
Dr. Parker was thereafter accepted into the Medical Programme at The University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, where the foundations of her medical education were laid. After completing the pre-clinical years in Jamaica, she transferred to The University of The West Indies School of Clinical Medicine and Research in Nassau. It was this training that paved the way for her future achievements.
Dr. Parker-Curling is the only full-time Endocrinologist currently practicing in The Bahamas.
Dr. Parker graduated from medical school with an Honours Degree as class Valedictorian in 2007 and continued with an internship at The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), New Providence, The Bahamas. Thereafter, in 2008, Dr. Parker moved to New York, USA, where she completed her Internal Medicine Residency Training at The State University of New York (SUNY) in Brooklyn, USA.
After completing Internal Medicine, Dr. Parker furthered her education with a Fellowship in Endocrinology at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, USA. While in Charleston, she also attained certification as a Certified Clinical Densitometrist. Additionally, she is currently a Diplomat of The American Board of Internal Medicine with Subspecialty Board Certification in Internal Medicine and also in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
Dr. Parker’s next professional step was to accept a position as an Attending Physician in Endocrinology at Bayhealth Medical Center in Delaware, USA. While there, she continued her education and obtained specialist certification by The American Board of Obesity Medicine and is now certified as an Obesity Specialist. She remained at Bayhealth until her return home in early 2016 to join her husband Dr. DuVaughn Curling, Hematologist and Oncologist.
Since returning to The Bahamas, Dr. Parker has joined the Faculty at The University of The West Indies School of Clinical Medicine & Research, Nassau, The Bahamas, as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Internal Medicine and looks forward to both working with the medical students and to using her expertise for the betterment of the lives of her fellow Bahamians.
Dr. Parker has begun her clinical practice and looks forward to collaborating with her patients and their primary physicians to devise treatment plans that will be beneficial and pleasing to their patients. In her spare time, Dr. Parker enjoys athletics, music, and spending time with family and friends. She is honoured by, and looks forward to, the challenge of her role as the only Full-time Endocrinologist currently practicing in The Bahamas.