The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism provides consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for the full range of endocrine problems. Our doctors specialize in the management of bone diseases, thyroid disorders, diabetes, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, and disorders of male and female hormones.Although every organ system secretes and responds to hormones (including the brain, lungs, heart, intestine, skin, and the kidney), the clinical specialty of endocrinology focuses primarily on the endocrine organs, meaning the organs whose primary function is hormone secretion. These organs include the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, testes, and pancreas.

An endocrinologist is a physician who specializes in treating disorders of the endocrine system, such as diabetes, thyroid dysfunction,to name a few. The medical specialty of endocrinology involves the diagnostic evaluation of a wide variety of symptoms and variations and the long-term management of disorders of deficiency or excess of one or more hormones. The glands in a person's body release hormones. Endocrinologists treat people who suffer from hormonal imbalances, typically from glands in the endocrine system or certain types of cancers. The overall goal of treatment is to restore the normal balance of hormones found in a patient's body. Most importantly,Endocrinology involves caring for the person as well as the disease.

Some of the more common conditions treated by endocrinologists include:

i) Adrenal disorders

ii) Osteoporosis and bone health

iii) Diabetes

iv) Endocrine disorders in children (lack of growth, problems with puberty)

v) Heart problems (high cholesterol, triglycerides, high blood pressure)

vi) Men's health (infertility, testosterone levels)

vii) Pituitary disorders

viii) Thyroid disorders

ix) Weight and metabolism

x) Women's health (menopause, infertility, some menstrual problems)