Endocrinology is a sub-specialty within the field of Internal Medicine. Endocrinologists diagnose and treat diseases associated with internal glandular secretions or hormones. Included in this field are diseases of diabetes, the thyroid, hypertension, osteoporosis and calcium disorders, adrenal and pituitary glands.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not properly produce or use insulin, resulting in high levels of sugar in the blood. Diabetes can result in complications of the eyes, kidneys, heart, blood vessels and nerves. Our goal is to control blood sugar levels safely to reduce the risk of developing these harmful complications.
Crouse Medical Practice utilizes a medical approach that leads to optimal outcomes for diabetes care. Our diabetes care complies with national recommendations from the American Diabetes Association. We provide patients with management of insulin pumps, on-site certified diabetes educators and laboratory services. Our on staff Diabetes Educators play a critical role in our collaborative approach to diabetes care. Learn more about our Diabetes Educators here.
Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become fragile, possibly leading to fractures. Our aim is to prevent the occurrence of fractures as much as possible. Our proactive approach starts by screening patients that are at risk of having osteoporosis. We offer an on-site bone density machine that can help diagnose osteoporosis and osteopenia (low bone density) in a timely manner, sometimes on the same day as the appointment.
Our laboratory is equipped to measure the blood work needed to determine the cause of low bone density, and we also have the ability to infuse medications for osteoporosis treatment in our office. Our endocrinologist can provide patients with education on vitamin D and calcium intake, as well as exercise and fall prevention.
Other conditions our endocrinologist can treat include thyroid disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, adrenal insufficiency, parathyroid hormone excess, vitamin D deficiency and pituitary tumors.
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