• Diabetes

    Diabetes means there’s too much sugar in your blood. The hormone insulin controls blood sugar by moving the sugar to your cells, which use it for energy. If your pancreas gland doesn’t make enough insulin, or your body doesn’t use insulin well, you may develop either:

    • Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes – Happens when the pancreas makes very little or no insulin 
    • Type 2 (adult onset) diabetes – Occurs when your body resists insulin or can’t use it correctly

    An AnMed endocrinologist works with other health care professionals to provide the right treatment and education for your type of diabetes, so you can enjoy a healthier life.

  • Osteoporosis

    As we age, we face a higher risk of losing bone mass and developing osteoporosis—weak bones. Often, the condition goes undetected for years, until a bone breaks after a minor accident. AnMed endocrinology experts prescribe medications and give you custom recommendations for diet, exercise, and strength training to build bone mass.

    Your endocrinologist can diagnose and treat the following conditions related to osteoporosis:

    • Cushing’s syndrome (too much cortisol, a stress hormone in your body) 
    • Low testosterone (a sex hormone)
    • Paget’s disease of bone (problems with your body’s cycle of bone renewal)
    • Too much or too little calcium in your blood
  • Pituitary Disease

    Even though it’s the size of a pea, the pituitary gland controls how much of your whole body works. Found at the base of the brain, it sends out various hormones that stimulate other glands and organs to do their job. If the pituitary gland doesn’t work well, you or your child may experience depression, moodiness, nervousness, growth disorders or reproductive issues. AnMed endocrinologists can develop a personalized treatment plan to get you feeling like the best version of yourself. 

    Your doctor may refer you to an endocrinologist for treatment of these conditions related to the pituitary gland:

    • Cushing’s syndrome (too much cortisol, a stress hormone in your body)
    • Diabetes insipidus (fluid imbalance)
    • Endocrine hypertension (high blood pressure due to hormone imbalances)
    • Hirsutism (thick, dark hair on the face, chest, back, or other areas in women)
    • Panhypopituitarism (pituitary gland’s failure to make enough hormones) 
    • Pituitary tumors (unusual growths on the gland) 
    • Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS (hormone disorder in women)

    An endocrinologist can also care for transsexual people. 

  • Thyroid Disease

    Butterfly-shaped and located on the front side of your windpipe, the thyroid gland secretes hormones that govern how your body functions. Your thyroid plays an essential role in regulating your metabolism, body temperature and much more. AnMed endocrinologists specialize in detecting thyroid gland disorders and diseases. Whether your thyroid gland doesn’t make the right amount of hormones or you’re facing thyroid cancer, we’re here to get you the answers and treatment you need.

    Your endocrinologist can diagnose and treat conditions such as:

    • Goiter (enlarged thyroid) 
    • Grave’s disease (immune disease that leads to hyperthyroidism)
    • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
    • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) 
    • Hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid gland) 
    • Thyroid nodules (lumps)
  • Weight Management

    Obesity can cause imbalances of hormones, which influence how much you eat and how much energy you use. As specialists in hormones and metabolism, AnMed endocrinologists assess the causes and health effects of being overweight. There’s no simple solution or cure for obesity, but we’ll work with you and your primary care doctor to develop a plan to manage the condition.  

Your First Appointment

You’ll need a referral from your primary care doctor to see an endocrinologist at AnMed. The endocrinologist may ask you to get certain lab tests before your first appointment. The results will guide our care for you.