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Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders Dr. Jayant Dey

Dr. Dey was born in New Delhi, India, and went to medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences there. He moved to the United States for residency training in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York in Syracuse and then specialty fellowship training in Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes at the Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, LA. Later he was staff and medical director of the diabetes center at Ochsner’s until 2005, when he moved to Tupelo, MS. He is founder and director of the Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders Institute and is Staff Physician at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

His clinical and research interest lies in diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid disorders. Dr. Dey works with a team of clinicians that include nurse practitioners, diabetes educators, and counselors at his clinic and also consults with experts locally, regionally, and nationally for meeting the needs of his patients. He has been active in various professional societies and is past presidents of the Southern States American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and North East Mississippi Medical Society. Dr. Dey’s research interests have been in diabetes, lipids, hypertension, and kidney stone disease. He has been recognized with numerous awards for his work, including the Ochsner Foundation’s highest award for scientific writing by a young investigator. He had numerous publications in prestigious medical journals, including The Journal of the American Medical Association, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Diabetes Care, Clinic Diabetes, and International Journal of Diabetes. He has contributed to many books with chapters on diabetes, hypertension, and erectile dysfunction.

In his spare time he likes to read – mostly historical fiction, ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and spend time with his family. He likes to take pictures of people and places he travels to but considers himself a novice photographer.

Dottie Carnathan, FNP-BC

Dottie Carnathan received her bachelors degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 1979. Dottie received her masters degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 1985. She was board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1985 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dottie is a members of the American Nurses Association, the Mississippi Nurses Association, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Dottie and her husband Carey are active members of Harrisburg Baptist Church and sing the adult Sanctuary Choir. They live in the Auburn community.

Ashli Kovalick, FNP-C

Ashli Kovalick is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  She received her Associates degree from Northeast Mississippi Community College and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Alabama.  Ashli completed her Master of Science in Nursing Degree at Mississippi University for Women.  She is a longtime resident of North Mississippi, hailing from Booneville, but currently resides in Tupelo with her husband Greg, daughter Hazel and son Henry.


Amanda Sanderford, RN, CDE, CPT

Amanda Sanderford is from Tupelo, MS, but has resided in Mooreville since 1998. She is married to Ricky Sanderford and they have three sons. She has been a registered nurse since 1995. She has worked in the Endocrine and Diabetes field since 1996. She has experience in pediatric and adult endocrinology in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She became a Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Insulin Pump trainer in 2000. She has been with EMDI since March 2006 where she serves as the Clinical Manager. Amanda is a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she has served as a Sunday School teacher, Church Clerk, and as a member of the Youth Committee. She is also a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She loves photography, spending time with family, and baking.


Clinical Office Staff

Kayla Prestage RN, BSN, CDE

Dixie Westmoreland RT

Wendy Little, CMA

Stacie Luker, CLPN


Pam Long MT (ASCP)

Diane Tatum CMA

Sabrina Shorter MLT




Administrative Staff

Deepika Dey M. Sc, MA, RD —  Business Manager

Natalie Barron — Office Manager

Heather Carr — Discharge / Appointment Clerk, Medical Records

Donna Walls — Discharge / Appointment Clerk

Phyllis Wise — Receptionist