Lenita Hanson MD, F.A.C.E., CDE, CPI

Coordinator – Living Smart Diabetes Self Management Program

Lenita Hanson M.D., F.A.C.E. CDE, CPT.

Medical Director – Hanson Clinical Research Center

You can expect compassionate and caring treatment from Dr. Lenita Hanson. Often you will find only professional credentials on the "About Us" page of any website. We feel that your visit to this page should provide you with a well rounded and informative biography of the physician that you are inquiring about. Here you will find information that allows you to "meet" Dr. Hanson as a person as well as a physician.

Dr. Hanson's professional credentials as follows are impressive:

Dr. Lenita Hanson received her undergraduate training through the City University of New York and her residency and fellowship training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York. She is board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She is also certified in diabetes education, insulin pump therapy and thyroid fine needle aspirations. Dr. Hanson is a fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and is an active member of several national medical committees.

Dr. Hanson limits her practice to Adult Endocrinology and Diabetes with her main office located in Port Charlotte, Florida. Creating a model clinic, Dr. Hanson works closely with certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians and diabetes specialty groups to create a team approach to diabetes care for her patients.

Dr. Hanson sponsored the Living Smart Diabetes Self-Management Program in 2002 as an added resource for her patients with diabetes. Today, the Living Smart Diabetes Self-Management Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and serves to meet a community need through outreach. Dr. Hanson also does oversight for a free monthly diabetes community resource group and an annual diabetes health fair.


Dr. Hanson was selected to appear on the cover of "Woman's Lifestyle Magazine". In the article about her in the magazine, she answered the following questions:

Q: What do you love about what you do?

A: Improving the quality of life of my patients.

Q: When are you happiest?

A: I'm happiest when I have the satisfaction of knowing that I have made a positive difference in someone's life whether it be family, friend or stranger.

Q: What is your favorite pastime?

A: Oil paining both seascapes and landscapes.

Q: What is most important in a friendship?

A: Trust and dependability.


Dr. Hanson paints in oils. Click on the gallery below to view some of her work.