Meet Autumn Wills,

Autumn Wills, a board-certified Physician Assistant, Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Obesity Specialist, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Ahuja Bariatric & Beyond. Trained at Southern Illinois University, she specializes in Endocrinology and has served the Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri area for over 16 years. Her additional certifications and training include obesity medicine, diabetes care, insulin pumps and women’s health. She holds licenses in Illinois and Missouri.

Autumn’s approach to healthcare is comprehensive and patient focused. She is committed to helping individuals on their personal health journeys, whether it involves managing chronic diseases, optimizing health, or pursuing weight loss. Her holistic approach to healthcare emphasizes prevention and incorporates the latest in obesity medicine, hormone replacement therapies, nutrition counseling, and advanced treatment options for a range of endocrine-related conditions.


Memberships and Certifications

Medical Weight Loss

Medical weight loss is a structured and supervised approach to achieving weight loss goals under the guidance of healthcare professionals like Autumn. It relies on evidence-based strategies tailored to individual needs. Autumn performs a comprehensive evaluation, including a physical examination and a review of your medical history. Based on her evaluation, she may prescribe weight loss medications, design personalized nutrition plans, and offer ongoing support. Autumn addresses the underlying factors contributing to weight gain and promotes sustainable, long-term weight loss.

Diabetes Management

Diabetes management is a multifaceted approach to control blood sugar levels. Autumn recommends lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise, to help you maintain healthy glucose levels, and she may recommend using insulin pumps to deliver precise insulin doses. She also prescribes Continuous Glucose Monitoring systems, like Dexcom, Eversense and Libre, to allow you to track your blood sugar levels and make informed decisions about your diet. Autumn empowers you to manage your condition and prevent the complications often associated with diabetes.

Thyroid Disorders

Autumn offers comprehensive care for thyroid disorders. She specializes in diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules. Additionally, Autumn also diagnoses and treats hyperparathyroidism using medications and dietary adjustments. In severe cases of overactive parathyroid glands or thyroid nodules, surgical intervention may be necessary. Autumn ensures tailored solutions for patients facing a range of thyroid-related concerns.

Hormonal Balances

Autumn specializes in restoring hormonal balances through a range of treatments. She offers hormone replacement therapy for both men and women, helping to alleviate symptoms related to hormone imbalances, such as low energy, weight gain, hot flashes, cognition issues, sexual dysfunction, and more. Autumn also addresses adrenal gland disorders, including Addison’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome, with tailored treatments and ongoing support.

Our Endocrine, Diabetes, and Metabolism-Related Services Include:

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Management: Providing individualized treatment plans, education, and ongoing support for managing both types of diabetes.
Insulin Pumps: Using insulin pump technology to deliver precise insulin doses, improving blood sugar management and offering patients more flexibility and control over their diabetes.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Interpretation: Offering cutting-edge Continuous Glucose Monitoring systems for real-time blood sugar tracking, provider interpretation and remote provider monitoring, allowing patients to make informed decisions about diabetes and nutrition management

Hypothyroidism/Hyperthyroidism Treatment: Diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism (insufficient thyroid hormone production) or hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid hormone production) with medication, lifestyle advice, and regular monitoring to manage symptoms.

Thyroid Nodules: Evaluating thyroid nodules with advanced diagnostic tools and offering appropriate treatment and referral options

Hyperparathyroidism: Diagnosing and treating hyperparathyroidism, which can involve medication, dietary changes, and possibly surgery to remove overactive parathyroid glands.

Adrenal Management: Addressing various adrenal gland disorders, including Addison’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome, through tailored treatments and supportive care.

Weight Loss Medication Management: Assessing and prescribing appropriate medications to aid in weight loss in conjunction with lifestyle modifications and supportive services

Weight Loss/Nutrition Counseling: Providing personalized nutrition counseling and diet plans, focusing on sustainable weight loss and healthy eating habits.

Genetic Testing for Obesity: Offering genetic testing to identify genetic disorders that contribute to obesity, allowing for tailored treatment and medications

Female and Male Hormone Replacement Therapy: Offering hormone replacement therapy to address imbalances in both women and men, improving symptoms related to hormone deficiencies.

PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome): Providing a comprehensive approach to managing PCOS, including medication, lifestyle changes; addressing the wide range of symptoms and complications associated with this condition.

Schedule an Appointment

Ahuja Bariatric & Beyond welcomes you to embark on your journey towards better health and wellness. To schedule an appointment with our team, including specialists like Autumn Wills, simply visit our website or call our office. We are committed to providing personalized care tailored to your unique health needs, whether managing a chronic condition or offering weight loss solutions. Begin your path to a healthier, more vibrant life with us today.

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