Deborah Jacoby RN, MSN, FNP-C, CDE is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has been a registered nurse since 1991 and a certified diabetes educator since 1995. She is experienced in inpatient and outpatient diabetes management, education, and insulin pump training. She received her Bachelor’s of Nursing Degree from Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey in 1999. She received her Master’s of Nursing in Family Practice from Monmouth University, Long Branch, New Jersey in 2007, where she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. In her free time she enjoys exploring the great outdoors and spending time with herfamily.

Dr. Laura Knecht M.D. earned her Bachelor of Science in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Medical Degree at the University of Arizona. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and her Fellowship training in Endocrinology at Banner Good Samaritan Endocrinology Fellowship. She has taught medical students, residents and fellows, participates in clinical research and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona and Creighton University. She specializes in pituitary and hypothalamic disorders. She also has special interest in adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid disorders and diabetes. When she's not working she enjoys hiking, playing sports of all kinds and spending time with her family.

Meet the Staff

    About Us


​ To provide personalized, high-quality endocrine care in a friendly and professional environment. Midtown Endocrine Associates is a group of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing comprehensive endocrinology care to patients with a variety of medical conditions. Our staff provides top-notch care for patients with diabetes mellitus including intensive insulin management, insulin pump therapy, diabetes education and continuous glucose monitoring. We are also experts in the management of thyroid diseases ranging from hypothyroidism to thyroid cancer. We offer on-site laboratory testing and ultrasound imaging to facilitate convenient and reliable services for our patients.

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Dr. Joan Bailey M.D. FACP, FACE is the founding president of Midtown Endocrine Associates. She has been in private practice since October 1993. She attended Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana graduating in 1988. She then completed her Internal Medicine internship and residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona in 1991. She later traveled to UCLA for her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism which she completed in 1993. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, a fellow in the American College of Physicians (FACP) as well as a fellow in the Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (FACE) and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. She practices general adult endocrinology with an emphasis on diabetes, thyroid, osteoporosis/calcium, pituitary and adrenal disorders. She is the proud mother of three girls.
Laura Nolan RN, CDE, CPT is a diabetes nurse specialist.  Her responsibilities include professional and patient education in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy, insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring technology.  She has been training patients with diabetes since 1981.  Ms. Nolan received her nursing degree in Arizona and has been a certified diabetes educator since 1986.  Laura adds a personal touch with her patients as she has also had Type 1 diabetes since 1973 and has worn an insulin pump since 1980.  She has been our Team Captain for the American Diabetes Association Step Out to Fight Diabetes walk for many years.
Dr. Kari Edling M.D. graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a degree in Biology in 2004. She received her medical degree from University of Colorado-Denver Health Sciences Center in 2008 and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a junior. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine as well as her fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of California Los Angeles in 2013. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She is accepting new patients with diabetes, thyroid disease and other general endocrinology conditions. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter in her spare time.