Baptist Medical Group Endocrinology

The endocrine system is responsible for the production and distribution of hormones. These hormones are secreted by glands. The study of this system is called endocrinology.

Baptist Medical Group has doctors in nearly 40 specialty areas, including endocrinology. Part of helping you toward better health includes making sure your hormonal and metabolic system operates properly. That is exactly what Baptist Medical Group endocrinologists strive to do.

Baptist Medical Group endocrinologists treat metabolic health problems, such as diabetes and thyroid disease, along with conditions that stem from the adrenal, parathyroid and pituitary glands. Many physicians who specialize in endocrinology use diagnosis and therapy options that include:

  • Adrenal venous sampling
  • Clinical dietetics
  • Endocrine pathology
  • Endocrine general surgery
  • Infertility/Andrology services
  • Intensive treatment for lipid disorders
  • Intensive insulin therapy for diabetics
  • Octreotide scanning and therapy
  • Pituitary-gonad-adrenal treatment
  • Ulcer and wound care
  • Transplant services

Types of Conditions Treated

Problems with hormonal or metabolic systems in our bodies can cause a variety of health conditions. Some of these problems may include the following:

  • Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid disorders
  • High and low calcium levels
  • Lipid disorders (high cholesterol)
  • Hormonal balance disorders
  • Delayed growth and early or late puberty (for pediatric patients)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Hypoglycemia
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