What type of conditions do endocrinologist treat?
Conditions affecting Metabolic system including; Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and Type 2, Diabetes from other causes, Diabetes pre- and post-transplant, Hypoglycemia, Hypercholesterolemia and Hypertriglyceridemia
Conditions affecting the Thyroid including; Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Hyperthyroidism, Thyroid nodules and Thyroid cancer
Conditions affecting the Bones including; Osteoporosis/bone loss, Calcium Disorders, Hyperparathyroidism, Vitamin D deficiency and many rare forms of bone disease.
Conditions affecting Hormones including; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, low Testosterone and low Estrogen levels
Conditions affecting Pituitary system including, Pituitary Tumors, increased Prolactin levels, Growth hormone issues, Cushing’s syndrome, SIADH and many rare diseases
Conditions affecting the Adrenal system including, Addison’s disease, Adrenal Gland Tumors, Pheochromocytomas and Congenital Adrenal dysplasia
In office procedures and treatments offered:
Thyroid ultrasound uses sound waves to produce pictures of the thyroid gland within the neck. It does not use ionizing radiation and is commonly used to evaluate lumps or nodules found during a routine physical or other imaging exam. This procedure requires little to no special preparation.
A thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy is a procedure that removes a small sample of tissue from your thyroid gland. Cells are removed through a small, hollow needle. The sample is sent to the lab for analysis. The thyroid gland is in the front of your neck.
The Prolia brand of denosumab is most commonly used to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women who have high risk of bone fracture. Prolia is also used to increase bone mass in women and men with a high risk of bone fracture caused by receiving treatments for certain types of cancer.
Hemoglobin A1C, also called A1C or glycated hemoglobin, is hemoglobin with glucose attached. The A1C test evaluates the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last 2 to 3 months by measuring the percentage of glycated hemoglobin in the blood.
The ACTH test is a medical test usually ordered and interpreted by endocrinologists to assess the functioning of the adrenal glands’ stress response by measuring the adrenal response to adrenocorticotropic hormone or another corticotropic agent such as tetracosactide or alsactide. It is also used to determine if the pituitary gland is not working properly due to hypopituitarism. Deficient cortisol could alternately be a cause of secondary adrenal insufficiency.
Since 2015, the Endocrinology division at Praxis Health has been committed to participating in clinical trials which allow patients alternative options with groundbreaking treatments. The environment we’ve created is based on respect, trust and compassion between all individuals involved. The volunteers that commit themselves to a study are not only investing in themselves, but our community and the future of research as well. Studying these new therapies allows us to partner with some of the top pharmaceutical companies who are dedicated to the research of enhancing patients’ lives. The clinical trial process is integral to a drug’s development, evaluating its safety and efficacy before receiving approval by the FDA. Research is an essential part of the medical industry where the boundaries are continuously pushed to create new scientific breakthroughs. Our department continues to be committed to these exciting medical advancements that are focused on increasing patient’s quality of life.