Rodney Michaels MD F.A.C.P. – Board Certified Endocrinologist

Educational Background

Dr. Michaels is an Oregon native. Born in Myrtle Point, OR and grew up in Dallas Oregon where he graduated from Dallas High School. After high school (which included a year as a foreign exchange student in France), he attended and graduated from Oregon State University in 1979 with a Degree in Science and Pharmacy – GO BEAVERS! After working as a pharmacist he decided to continue his cultural and medical education and graduated from the Universidid Tecnologica de Santiago in the Dominican Republic to earn his Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1985. 

Graduate Training

Prior to going to medical school, Dr. Michaels did his post graduate residency training as the Executive Resident in Association Management at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists in Washington DC 1979-1980. His Internal Medicine residency was at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland OR (1985-1987), and Georgetown University Program in the Department of Medicine at DC General Hospital in Washington DC (1987-1988). He completed his fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda MD (1988-1990).

Academic: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD (1990-1994).

Instructor in Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD (1989-1990)

Teaching Fellow, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD (1988-1989)

Appointments: Medical Director / Firehouse Diabetes and Endocrine Center / 1996 – present

Co-Director of Diabetes Center / Salem Hospital / 1995-2000

Director of Diabetes Clinic / National Naval Medical Center / 1991-1994

Endocrinology-Metabolism Staff / National Naval Medical Center / 1990-1994


Fluent in English, Spanish, and French

Certifications and Licensure

American Board, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism – 1991

American Board, Internal Medicine – 1988

Federal Licensing Examination – 1988

Medical License, Virginia – 1988

Medical License, Oregon – 1990

Additional Publication and Abstract information available upon request

Ekaterina Manuylova, MD – Board Certified Endocrinologist

Dr. Manuylova joined the clinical team at The Firehouse in Septmeber 2017, and works alongside Dr. Michaels – diagnosing and treating hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the natural balance of hormones in the body. 

No surprise that the daughter of a scientist (father) and a physician (mother) graduated with honors from Moscow State University. While pursuing her passion for research in the United States, Dr. Manuylova realized that she missed the human touch of medicine. She continued her medical education and completed an internal medicine residency in 2012, and sub-specialty in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Rochester in 2015 where she stayed on as an assistant professor.

She is rewarded by building long-term positive relationships with patients and sharing her modern understanding of disease while finding the best way to help her patients. Her family’s love of the outdoors led them to “Beautiful Oregon”. She enjoys reading, hiking and camping with her husband and three young children when she is not sharing the best of her education and experience with the community.

Languages: Fluent in English and Russian

Riley C. Hawkins PA-C, Physician Assistant

Riley joined the Firehouse team in March 2020 as a full time Physican Assistant working under the direct supervision of Dr. Michaels and Dr. Manuylova – seeing New Patients and patients already established in our clinic. He is excited to join the Firehouse Diabetes and Endocrine center and to get to know our patients and the community.

Originally from Vermont, Riley has been moving west since he left home for college in Colorado, where he studied International Political Economics. After living a few years in Bozeman MT, and working as a nurse aide, Riley entered the Idaho State University Physician Assistant Program and graduated in the fall of 2019 where he focused his Masters on Type II Diabetes before his move further west to Oregon.

In addition to Riley’s interest in helping patients with their endocrine needs, he loves the outdoors. He enjoys skiing, climbing, and biking – preferably with his two dogs in tow, and baking home made bread.