Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands
that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth and energy.
The amount of hormone produced by each gland is precisely balanced: too
much or too little of a hormone can create serious effects throughout the body.
Successfully diagnosing and treating the resulting endocrine conditions
is what our board-certified physicians specialize in. Our experienced
endocrinologists use today’s most successful therapies to treat
a wide variety of disorders affecting the thyroid, adrenal glands, pituitary
gland, pancreas, lipid disorders, growth hormone assessments, and bones
(including osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiencies).
Our participation in promising new research helps ensure we bring the latest
evidence-based medicine to the care of each patient. Through our active
involvement in clinical trials, we are able to offer patients the latest
improvements in medications and therapies.
Our comprehensive approach includes several innovative programs designed
to improve the health and quality of life of our patients:
- Medical Weight Loss Program: designed and supervised by our endocrinologists
to help patients lose anywhere from 10 to 100 pounds, Healthy Concepts
is creating dramatic health benefits for hundreds of patients
- Comprehensive diabetes education: our certified diabetes educators and
registered nutritionists offer a four-week small group class to help you
effectively manage your diabetes
- Insulin pump therapy: using an insulin pump requires more work, but results
in better diabetes control and more freedom. A highly trained nurse practitioner—certified
in insulin infusion—offers education and support to help patients
choosing insulin pump therapy succeed
And because St. Jude Heritage Medical Group includes virtually every specialty,
whatever additional care or services you might need—from cardiology
and gastroenterology to surgery— you’ll find the necessary
expertise right here.