Richard Pratley, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and nationally recognized diabetes expert with advanced training in gerontology, geriatrics and clinical physiology and metabolism. He sees patients at AdventHealth Medical Group’s diabetes and endocrine specialty practice in Orlando and The Villages while also serving as the Medical Director of the AdventHealth Diabetes Institute and as a senior scientist in diabetes research for AdventHealth. He is a leading authority on new and emerging treatments for diabetes and its comorbidities, which is why many area physicians refer their patients to him for advanced diabetes care. Dr. Pratley earned his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit and undertook his residency at the University of Michigan. He next completed three consecutive fellowships in clinical physiology and metabolism, gerontology and geriatrics, and geriatrics at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan, respectively.