Jay Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen is Medical Director of The Endocrine Clinic, P.C., a private practice in adult and pediatric endocrinology in Southaven, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee. He is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Departments of Endocrinology and Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee; consultant in endocrinology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; and Physician Volunteer with the Church Health Center in Memphis, Tennessee since 1984. He is also a Board member of Healthy Memphis, an organization that strategies to utilize specific disease management programs to improve the health of people with diabetes and obesity in Shelby County.

Dr. Cohen was honored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in 2006 and is the recipient of the 2007 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist in the United States Award.

Dr. Cohen is actively engaged in numerous phase 2 and 3 endocrine clinical research studies in areas such as diabetes, osteoporosis, pubertal and growth disorders. A regular speaker at CME and physician update programs, Dr. Cohen has also served as a media consultant on diabetes to U.S. News and World Report, Parent Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and Fox 13 TV.

Dr. Cohen is the husband of 24 years to his wife, Hallie, former president of Bornblum Solomon Schechter School, and has two children, Rachel and Ted, who are college students.

Diabetic Foot & Skin Care by Dr. Cohen

Why Worry? Poor blood glucose (sugar) control increases risk for skin and foot infection. Nerve damage due to diabetes also makes you less likely to feel pain. If the foot or skin is injured, wounds may heal slowly. If the wound is not treated correctly, severe infection can lead to gangrene and amputation. What Needs […]


Grocery Store Visits by Dr. Cohen

Before you go to the grocery store: plan out your family meals for the week and write down each meal and what you need at the grocery store. Add what else you need to your shopping list ( bag of flour, fruit, etc) Then go to the store Try not to buy anything that is […]


Underactive Thyroid = Hypothroidism by Dr. Cohen

Think of the thyroid as the thermostat for your body. If your home [or body] was set at 50 degrees, you would be tired, cold, gain weight easily, sleep a lot have dry skin, constipation and a slow heart rate. You would want to wear extra sweaters and clothes, extra socks, and curl up on […]


Weight Loss by Dr. Cohen

1. It is time to take your own health seriously…….. every day 2. You breathe every day, eat every day, now, it is time to start exercising every day. This is not a recommendation, this is a COMMAND!!! Exercising means that your heart is beating 20 beats per minute faster than your usual heart rate; […]