Endocrinology is the study of the different hormones and their actions and disorders in the body. Physicians who specialize in endocrinology are called endocrinologists and study hormones or hormone-related conditions and diseases.
In many ways, hormones are the ‘engine’ of life, regulating things like your metabolism, growth, development, tissue function, and even your mood. Your endocrine system is a system of glands throughout the body that secrete hormones to regulate your body.
Considering the pervasiveness of hormone regulation for everything from development to mood, it should come as no surprise that there are many conditions caused by a malfunction of the endocrine system. Some of the most common disorders and conditions are:
- Adrenal Disorders
- Diabetes Type I and II
- Thyroid Disorders and Cancer
- Pituitary Gland Disorders
- Sex Hormone Disorders
- Calcium, parathyroid and metabolic bone disorders
The endocrinology physicians within the Adventist Medical Group are caring and well-established in the region with a history of caring for individuals with a wide variety of endocrine disorders. The physicians and staff are committed to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases of the endocrine system. Adventist Medical Group endocrinologists work closely with patients and primary care physicians to coordinate and individualize the best care possible to meet specific needs.
Adventist Medical Group physicians offer a full range of treatment from lifestyle modification, drug therapy, and various medical procedures to find the best, most livable solution for patients.