Donald Westbie, MD, grew up in Danville, Calif., and moved to Paradise when he was in high school. Dr. Westbie went to the California State University, Chico, and medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans. He became interested in metabolic processes and the endocrine system during postgraduate training. Dr. Westbie completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in endocrinology at the Naval Hospital in Oakland after an internship with the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia. He then served at the VA Clinic in Livermore as Chief of Medicine before going into private practice in Pleasanton. Dr. Westbie now practices with Sierra Internal Medicine, where he has worked for the last ten years.