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Dr. Onala Telford

Certified in Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, and Obesity Medicine


Endocrinology Fellowship - Duke University School of Medicine

Residency in Internal Medicine - University of Virginia School of Medicine

Medical School - Marshall University School of Medicine

Board certifications:

Internal Medicine 2012

Endocrinology 2018

Lifestyle Medicine 2020

Obesity Medicine 2020

Meet Dr. Telford

Dr. Telford was born in Kazakhstan and immigrated to the U.S. after completing high school. She attended medical school at Marshall University and continued medical training at University of Virginia in Internal Medicine. After completing internal medicine training Dr. Telford practiced general internal medicine for few years before pursuing further training in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at Duke University. Upon completion of fellowship training, she continued to practice general endocrinology while continuing to improve her knowledge base by obtaining additional certifications in Obesity and Lifestyle Medicine. 

She has particular interest in women's health, thyroid disease, bone health and diabetes management. 

Dr. Telford believes that communication is essential in relationships with patients and encourages and looks forward to patients’ questions.

Medical Experience

2022 – CURRENT

2020 2022

2017 – 2022

2015 – 2017

2012 – 2015

2009 – 2012

2005 – 2009

Chesapeake Endocrinology, Crofton MD

I opened Chesapeake Endocrinology to be able to provide the best Endocrine care for my patients - a mission which I felt was not possible at a larger institution

Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis MD

I worked as an inpatient and outpatient Endocrinologist at AAMC serving patients from the greater Annapolis area

Tufts Medical Center Community Care, Melrose MA

I worked as an Endocrinologist at the Melrose Wakefield hospital serving patients from the greater Boston area

Duke University Health System, Durham NC

I trained for my Endocrinology Fellowship at Duke University and the Durham VA through clinical training and research

Kaiser Permanente - Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG), Northern VA

I worked as a hospitalist in the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group across inpatient and outpatient settings, and served on multiple MAPMG committees

UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville VA

I completed my Internal Medicine Residency Program at UVA in Charlottesville, where I learned comprehensive medical care and treating the patient first and as a person

Marshall University Medical Center, Huntington WV

I earned my Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, where I was the President of our schools American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) and Co-President of the Internal Medicine student group

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