Our Endocrinology Expertise
Mercer Medicine’s endocrinologists have years of experience treating patients suffering from various endocrine system diseases. Our endocrinologists have unique expertise to treat complex disorders and diseases including:
- Auto-immune diseases
- Genetic dysfunction
- Glandular cancers
- Growth hormone deficiency
- Hormonal imbalances
- Metabolism disorders
- Thyroid disorders
Better health management can help people with diabetes live longer and healthier lives, and Mercer Medicine is proud to offer diabetes education services to our patients. There are many factors that influence each person’s ability to meet the challenges of self-managing diabetes. By providing patient-centered information and support, our certified diabetes educator can help improve health outcomes and set the foundation to help you navigate the personal care decisions related to diabetes management. Current Mercer Medicine patients do not need to be referred to make an appointment with our diabetes educator. Contact your primary care provider if you need help managing your diabetes.
What areas of the body do endocrinologists treat?
Endocrinologists specialize in diagnosing and treating endocrine system diseases and disorders including pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries, and testes.
How often should I have my cholesterol levels checked?
High cholesterol levels are potentially a sign of other health issues requiring attention, so it’s recommended you have it checked regularly. The frequency of checking your cholesterol level varies based on your age and test results. Generally, we recommend you check cholesterol once every five years until you reach 45 years old. Then, cholesterol should be checked once every three years.
As a person with diabetes, what things can I do to control my blood sugar?
Depending on the type of diabetes you have, blood sugar levels can be controlled with insulin injection or changing your diet. If you have type 1 diabetes, you require regular insulin injections to regulate blood sugar levels. If you have type 2 diabetes, exercise, weight loss, and diet changes can regulate your blood sugar. Contact your provider to create an effective blood sugar control plan for your specific situation.
What are some common signs of osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a bone condition that causes your bones to thin and become fragile, meaning they are easier to fracture. It’s common in women as they reach menopause. Some symptoms include a decrease in height, a visible hump in the upper back, and sudden pain in bone joints. Contact your provider for diagnosis and treatment options.
If you are interested in referring your patient to our endocrinologists, please visit our referral page for more information.