Common Patient Questions
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.
- Thyroid Diseases
- Metabolic Disorders
- Over or Under Production of Hormones
- Cholesterol (Lipid) Disorders
- Lack of Growth (Short Stature)
- Cancers of the Endocrine Glands
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.