TEN STEPS to Control Diabetes
by Mark Erik Meijer, MD

Mark Erik Meijer, MD

Mark Erik Meijer, MD
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians; Patient Educator and Motivational Speaker

Author of 308 Articles for the “Home, Hearth, and Health” Column of the weekly Aynor Journal in Aynor, South Carolina, from 1995 to 2002.

Author, “Forget Me Not Tetanus,” Aynor Journal v. 11, #43 (July 29, 1999).

Author, “Why Eat and Drink?” Aynor Journal v. 12, #44 (August 24, 2000).

Author, “Why You Eat Affects What You Eat,” Aynor Journal v. 12, #45 (August 31, 2000).

Author, “Simply How to Read a Label,” Aynor Journal v. 12, #46 (September 7, 2000).

Author, “If Losing Weight Was Easy, There Wouldn’t Be So Many Fat People” [renamed “The Fat of the Land” for the Web version], Aynor Journal v. 12, #47 (September 14, 2000).

Author, “Surviving Your Traveling Mistakes,” Aynor Journal v. 12, #48 (September 21, 2000).

King, Kristie. “Aynor Family Practice: War Against Diabetes,” M.D. News™, Upper Coastal Edition (February 2002): 6-7, 14-16.

Photograph of the book that teaches diabesity control in black and white!

Presenter, “Simplified Diabetes Management for Solo Physician Office that Achieved Weight and Glycemic Control,” 16th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. March 1, 2002.

Author, TEN STEPS to Control Diabetes [Tampa, Fla.]: MeMend Books, 2004. ISBN: 0-9761572-0-9

Author, “An Unusual Approach to Achieving Glycemic Control,” Cortlandt Forum (September 2004): 45-48.

Author, “Response to a Letter To The Editor,” Cortlandt Forum (November 2004): 6.

Author, “An Unusual Approach to Achieving Glycemic Control,” The Clinical Advisor (March 2005): 33-36.

Author, “Response to a Letter To The Editor” The Clinical Advisor (April 2005).

Dr. Meijer grew up in Washington, DC and in rural Pennsylvania.  His parents immigrated from the Netherlands in 1953.  He is married to a Special Education teacher and has two children.


1984Doctor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
1980Bachelor of Science (Biology), The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Summa cum Laude, Academic Honors, Niels Stensen Award for the Outstanding Senior in Biology, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma XI


1984-1987University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Family Medicine, New Brunswick, NJ

Board Certification

  Board Certified Family Practice, year 2005; Fellow conferred 1996


  North Carolina State Medical License
South Carolina State Medical License
Virginia State Medical License
Pennsylvania State Medical License

Work Experience

09/2013-08/2015 Cash Family Practice, PLLC
1427 N. Main Street, Roxboro, NC
03/2012-04/2013Internal Medicine Associates, Danville, VA
01/2012-02/2012Whitten Center Infirmary (Locum tenens), Clinton, SC
11/2011-12/2011MDExpress, Newport News, VA
12/2005-10/2011 Medical Director, Person Family Medical & Dental Centers, Inc., 702 N. Main Street, Roxboro, NC
10/2003-11/2005 Physician, Chase City Primary Care, 200 East Fifth Street, Chase City, VA
Physician, South Hill Family Medicine, South Hill, VA
Staff Member, Community Memorial Hospital, South Hill, VA
8/2003 Top Docs (Locum tenens), Marietta, GA
at: Aiken Integrated Medical Center, Aiken, SC
6/2002-7/2003Physician, Craven Army Health Clinic, Fort Monroe, VA
Staff Member, McDonald Army Hospital, Ft. Eustis, VA
1/1991-6/2002Medical Director, Aynor Family Practice, Aynor, SC
Staff Member, Conway Hospital, Conway, SC
7/1989-12/1990Emergency Room and Urgent Care, Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Georgetown, SC
5/1988-6/1989Emergency Room Physician, Pender Memorial Hospital, Burgaw, NC
4/1988Coastal Inc. (Locum tenens), Durham, NC
at: Emergency Room, Cape Fear Valley Center, Fayettesville, NC
11/1987-4/1988Navcare, Jacksonville, NC
9/1987-11/1987Medstart Inc. (Locum tenens), Durham, NC
at: Prime Care Plus, Fayetteville, NC
Kaiser Permanente, Durham, NC
Hemingway Medical Facility, Hemingway, SC
8/1987-9/1987Black River Health Services, Atkinson, NC
Staff Member, Pender Memorial Hospital, Burgaw, NC

Other Training

2012Basic Life Support
2005-2007Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
2001-2005Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
1994-2002Medical Control Officer, Aynor Volunteer Rescue Squad

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