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.
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:
- Thyroid Diseases
- Metabolic Disorders
- Pituitary Disorders
- Adrenal Disorders
- Over or Under Production of Hormones
- Cholesterol (Lipid) Disorders
- 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.
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. The Endocrinologists at Accent Endocrinology focus on treating all all areas of the endocrine system in adults throughout North Central Florida.