An endocrinologist specializes in diagnosing diseases that are caused by hormonal imbalances in the endocrine glands. These specialists are highly trained in treating conditions that are often complex and affect many systems within the human body. A healthcare provider will refer patients to an endocrinologist if a problem has been identified with the endocrine system.
Endocrinologists take care of many conditions including:
- Thyroid diseases
- Metabolic disorders
- Over/under production of hormones
- Cholesterol (lipid) disorders
- Cancers of the endocrine glands