Endocrinologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of metabolism and hormone-producing glands, including the thyroid, pituitary, adrenal glands and pancreas.
The amount of hormones produced by each gland must be carefully balanced to help your body get the proper amount of nutrition and energy for good health. The endocrine system also controls a number of other basic body functions, such as metabolism, growth and sexual development.
The Rutland Region Diabetes & Endocrinology Center's board-certified endocrinologist and other specialized staff offer patients compassionate, personalized care in a supportive environment. We are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions including:
- Diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that interferes with how the body uses sugar. Diabetes can cause serious long-term health problems such as blindness, kidney failure or heart disease, but it can often be managed through lifestyle change and/or medication. The Center treats patients with Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes.
- Thyroid Diseases. Patients with too little or too much thyroid hormone may experience fatigue, weight gain or loss and other health related problems. The Center helps patients achieve optimal balance of thyroid hormone and can also treat thyroid growths, swollen glands and thyroid cancer.
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a result of an imbalance of a woman’s female sex hormones. The condition may affect a woman’s menstrual cycle or fertility, cause small cysts to develop in the ovaries and/or bring visible changes to the skin. There are several effective ways PCOS can be treated.
- Osteoporosis (thinning bones). Osteoporosis, a disease that weakens your skeleton, Osteoporosis can leave people at risk for hip and other bone fractures. Your endocrinologist may treat your osteoporosis with supplements, lifestyle changes, or medications.
- Cholesterol (lipid) Disorders. Lipids are fats in the blood, including cholesterol (HDL and LDL) and triglycerides that, when out of balance, are linked to coronary heart disease and stroke. Nutrition recommendations, physical activity, and/or medications may be prescribed to manage these conditions.