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What Is An Endocrinologist?

Endocrinology is a complex study of the various hormones and their actions and disorders in the body. Glands are organs that make hormones. These are substances that help to control activities in the body and have several effects on the metabolism, reproduction, food absorption and utilization, growth and development etc. Hormones also control the way an organism responds to their surroundings and help by providing adequate energy for various functions. The glands that make up the endocrine system include the pineal, hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries and testes. Who is an endocrinologist? An endocrinologist is a specially trained doctor who has a basic training in Internal Medicine as well. Some disorders like low thyroid hormone production or hypothyroidism deals only with an endocrine organ and an endocrinologist alone may detect, diagnose and manage such patients. Yet other disorders may have endocrine as well and other origins like infertility and may need a deeper understanding of medicine on the part of the endocrinologist to identify and work in collaboration with another specialist (a gynaecologist in cases of infertility). W Continue reading >>

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  1. Jeanette Terry

    What Kind of Doctor do You See for Your Diabetes?

    Recently we posted a community poll on the homepage asking the community what kind of doctor they see for diabetes. The majority of the community has responded that they see their primary care physician for the treatment of their diabetes.
    It would be interesting to know why?
    Is it that your doctor just didn't refer you to an endocrinologist? Or is there not one in your area? This would be great informatoin for all of us in the community to learn how we all came to the conclusion on the kind of doctor we currently see.
    Please Share your experience.

  2. lorider70

    Started with primary car physician and 25 years later I am still with the same Dr. No desire to change, and no suggestion from my Dr. to see anyone else. Often wonder why anyone would change or add another physician if they're not having additional problems.

  3. Beepath - 70510

    I have a cousin, an ARNP, who suggested I have no business seeing an ARNP. That I should see an internist. So, off II went to find an internist. The internist was pretty dangerous. Took her three weeks to renew my lisinopril…that I'd been on for years. This quack is still working at my clinic. I warn staff and anyone who'll listen. Now, I have a pediatrition and she's just great. When I come in with my cockamamy desires to try some OTC junk I got from spam, she steers me clear. Before I was seeing her my A1C was 8.0 in December, when I was still seeing that quack. Since seeing the pediatrition, my A1C is now 5.6 and she cut me back on the glipiziide. I kid her that if she's "real good" she'll quit and go somewhere better. But if she's bad, she'll stay. So when she walks in, I say, "you're still here? UH OH!" But she knows I'm teasing and laughs with me, she's just fine.

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