The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce hormones that play a part in basic body functions like metabolism, growth and sexual development. Endocrine system disorders can be serious, and people who have them often benefit from working with a specialist. Endocrinologists are medical doctors with years of training in the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders.
At The Jackson Clinic, our endocrinologists are available to diagnose, monitor and treat a variety of endocrine disorders.
Endocrinology Disorders We Treat
Some of the more common conditions treated by endocrinologists are diabetes, a disorder involving the hormone insulin, and thyroid problems. Our team also treats:
- Addison's disease
- Adrenal disorders
- Cushing's syndrome
- Graves' disease
- Growth disorders
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis
- Low testosterone
- Metabolic syndrome
- Parathyroid diseases
- Pituitary disorders
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Turner syndrome
Why See an Endocrinologist?
Our endocrinology team is up-to-date on the latest advancements in treatment, as well as long-term management of these specialized disorders.
Long-term management often involves prescribing hormones and possibly other medication to be taken either orally or by injection. Lifestyle changes, particularly in diet, may also be used to control symptoms.
If surgery is the best treatment option for your endocrine disorder, your specialist will explain why he or she is recommending it and review all the benefits and risks of the procedure.
Special Care for People with Diabetes
Our endocrinologists are experts at helping people with diabetes understand what they can do to keep their condition under control. They explain treatment options carefully, and they offer a robust monitoring program so they can ensure that all the treatments they recommend are working well.
We also offer a Diabetes Self-Management program that follows the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association in educating people about living with diabetes. We offer one-on-one counseling as well as group support and instruction on topics such as diet, meal planning, use of insulin injections and pumps, blood sugar monitoring and physical activity.