What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that relates to disorders of glands that produce hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers that are released into the bloodstream to send signals to various tissues in the body and tell them what to do.  There are three main categories of endocrine diseases:

  • Hormone under-production, e.g. insulin shortage in diabetes
  • Hormone over-production, e.g. hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid hormone)
  • Tumors of the glands (benign or cancerous), e.g.: thyroid nodules

Our Endocrinology Providers

Our endocrinologists have received in-depth, specialized training in hormonal conditions, and are diligent in staying abreast of the latest diagnostic skills and treatment options available to our patients.  We treat endocrine system diseases such as thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, pituitary disorders, reproductive disorders, and adrenal gland dysfunction. We are at the forefront of diabetes management. Summit was among the first clinics in the nation to implement insulin pump injections. We also counsel patients on ways to maintain or improve their health, encouraging health lifestyles as a means to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.