Welcome to South Orange County Endocrinology!

Serving OC for more than 25 years, SOCE specializes in diabetes, infertility, thyroid and metabolic disorders. Because the endocrine system is involved in many different body functions, endocrine dysfunction can contribute to an enormous range of illnesses, which affect virtually every organ system of the body, exacting enormous economic and quality of life costs.

Dr. Alan O. Marcus to Present at American Institute for Oral Biology Annual Conference

Dr. Alan Marcus to Present at American Institute of Oral Biology Annual Conference
Leading diabetes doctor to present The Philip J. Boyne Lecture, addressing diabetes and the health effects of high blood glucose

Laguna HIlls, Calif. (PRWEB) November 01, 2012 – Dr. Alan O. Marcus, endocrinologist for South Orange County Endocrinology, will present at the American Institution for Oral Biology (AIOB) 69th Annual Conference this weekend in Palm Springs, Calif. Dr. Marcus has the distinction and honor of presenting The Philip J. Boyne Lecture at the AIOB conference. The conference will take place from November 2 – November 4, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel Palms Springs.

The Special Presentation Seminar of the AIOB was renamed the Philip J. Boyne Lecture in 2008, to honor the late Dr. Philip J. Boyne, Emeritus Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the School of Dentistry at Loma Linda University. Dr. Boyne was the consummate scientist, clinician and mentor.

“The speaker for this lecture is chosen to present a broad, state-of-the-art, all-encompassing view of a particular field or groundbreaking research,” according to the AIOB Winter 2009 Newsletter.

“One of Dr Boyne’s most important traits as an investigator, and collaborator, was his honesty in reporting the negative as well as positive outcomes of the materials and procedures that he was studying,” according to Myron Spector in Biomedical Materials Vol. 3, No. 3.“

According to the AIOB website, Oral Biology is not a specialized field, but rather is a union of disciplines that seeks to apply knowledge to the daily practice of dentistry and medicine. It encourages the consideration of clinical problems as involving the whole individual rather than as a simple concern of regional pathology.

As a clinician, researcher and author of scientific papers, Dr. Alan Marcus heads South Orange County Endocrinology medical practice specializing in the treatment of diabetes, infertility, thyroid and metabolic disorders.

Dr. Marcus’s Conference Speaking Schedule:
2:30-4:40 p.m.        Dr. Alan Marcus     The Philip J. Boyne Lecture – “Diabetes: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?”

10:00-10:50 a.m.             Dr. Alan Marcus – “Abnormal Glucose and Its Effect on Health from the Cell to the Population”
11:00-11:50 a.m.    Drs. Caplanis/Marcus        Discussion Forum

In Memoriam: Dr. Joseph M. Baloga

Joseph Martin Baloga, MD

(May 7, 1964 – March 31, 2012)

A memorial service is planned for Dr. Baloga at the SOCE offices (see details below)

Dr. Joseph M. Baloga was born on May 7, 1964, in Kingston, Penn. and grew up in Shavertown, Penn. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Boy Scout Troop 233, Dallas, Penn. In high school Dr. Baloga was active in the school drama curriculum and graduated from Dallas Sr. HS with honors. He was an active member of St. Thereseâ’s Church, Shavertown, where he was an altar server and lector.

Joseph graduated from Pennsylvania State University Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Microbiology with honors in molecular and cell biology and minor in technical writing.  He received his Doctorate in Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in 1990. He completed his internship and residency in 1993 at University of Rochester Medical Center, NY. Dr. Baloga was Board Certified in Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology and Metabolism. He completed 3 years of fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, and the San Diego Veteran Medical Center completing important early research on insulin resistance.

Dr. Baloga remained in California, where he practiced at Santa Cruz Medical Clinic and currently at South Orange County Endocrinology. He specialized in Type I and II Diabetic treatments and treatments of growth hormone deficiencies. Dr Baloga was known for his compassion to his patients and expertise in his field.

While at home Joseph (Joe) enjoyed gardening, gourmet cooking, caring for his pets as well as traveling. Joseph was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Laguna Woods.

Dr. Baloga is survived by his brothers Jack and wife Pat (Rochester, NY), Stephen and wife Patti (Harrisburg, Penn.), Thomas and wife Gayle (Goshen, NY), David and wife Donna (Dallas, Penn.), and his sister Alice Conner (York, Penn.). In addition he will be missed by numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins as well as his life partner and friend Kenneth R. Wells (Laguna Hills, Calif.). He was predeceased by his mother and father, Florence Patricia (nee Gaj) and John M. Baloga of Shavertown and a sister, Patricia and brother in law Troy E. Conner.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the San Diego House Rabbit Society, P.O. Box 261553, Dan Diego, CA 92196.

A memorial service is planned for April 9 at 4 pm at the South Orange County Endocrinology offices. A Mass of Christian burial is planned at St. Thereseâ’s Church, Shavertown, with interment at Trinity Cemetery, Pringle, Penn. Snowdon’s Funeral Home, Shavertown, is in charge of the arrangements.