Endocrinology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the endocrine system and secretions called hormones.
Although every organ system secretes and responds to hormones (including the brain, lungs, heart, intestine, skin and the kidneys), endocrinology focuses primarily on those organs whose primary function is hormone secretion. These organs include the:
An endocrinologist is a physician trained in internal medicine or pediatrics, with advanced subspecialty training in treating disorders of the endocrine system, such as:
- Adrenal disorders
- Metabolic bone disease, such as osteoporosis
- Pituitary gland disorders, including tumors
- Parathyroid gland disorders
- Sex hormone disorders
- Thyroid disorders, including tumors
For referral to a DMC Sinai-Grace endocrinologist, call 313-966-4800.