FAQS

Common Patient Questions

The physicians and staff of Accent Endocrinology appreciate your trust in us as your medical providers. We hope that you will find the following information helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any additional questions. We look forward to seeing you and to providing extraordinary, efficient medical care for you.
The endocrine system is a complex group of glands. Glands are organs that make hormones. These are substances that help to control activities in your body. Different types of hormones control reproduction, metabolism (food burning and waste elimination), and growth and development. Hormones also control the way you respond to your surroundings, and they help to provide the proper amount of energy and nutrition your body needs to function. The glands that make up the endocrine system include the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus.

An endocrinologist is a specially trained doctor. Endocrinologists diagnose diseases that affect your glands. They know how to treat conditions that are often complex and involve many systems within your body. Your primary care doctor refers you to an endocrinologist when you have a problem with your endocrine system.

Endocrinologists are trained to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in your system. They take care of many conditions including:
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Over or Under Production of Hormones
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypertension
  • Cholesterol (Lipid) Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Lack of Growth (Short Stature)
  • Cancers of the Endocrine Glands
Endocrinologists also conduct basic research to learn the way glands work, and clinical research to learn the best methods to treat patients with a hormone imbalance. Through research, endocrinologists develop new drugs and treatments for hormone problems.
Endocrinologists finish four years of medical school and then spend three or four years in an internship and residency program. These specialty programs cover internal medicine, pediatrics, or obstetrics and gynecology. They spend two or three more years learning how to diagnose and treat hormone conditions. Overall, an endocrinologist’s training will take more than 10 years.

Diseases and disorders of the endocrine system can be grouped into several different areas. Some endocrinologists focus on one or two endocrine system diseases, such as diabetes, pediatric disorders, thyroid, or reproductive and menstrual disorders. Others work in all areas of endocrinology.

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Accent Endocrinology | 4340 Newberry Road, Suite 301 | Gainesville, FL 32607 | Map | Tel: (352) 372-9414