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Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders and Endocrinology

Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders and Endocrinology at Southlake Clinic

The treatment and management of diabetes and thyroid disorders is closely managed by Southlake Clinic's endocrinologists, who ensure patients receive appropriate and comprehensive care to improve quality of life while effectively managing their disease.

What is an endocrinologist?

An endocrinologist is a specially trained doctor who can diagnose diseases that affect your glands. They know how to treat conditions that are often complex and involve many systems within your body. Your primary-care physician refers you to an endocrinologist when you have a problem with your endocrine system.

What is the endocrine system?

The endocrine system is a complex group of glands. Glands are organs that make hormones. These are substances that help to control activities in your body. Different types of hormones control reproduction, metabolism (food burning and waste elimination) and growth and development. Hormones also control the way you respond to your surroundings, and they help to provide the proper amount of energy and nutrition your body needs to function. The glands that make up the endocrine system include the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus.

What do endocrinologists do?

Endocrinologists are trained to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in your system. They take care of many conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Over- or under-production of hormones
  • Menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Cholesterol (lipid) disorders
  • Infertility
  • Lack of growth (short stature)
  • Cancers of the endocrine glands

Endocrinologists also conduct basic research to learn the way glands work and clinical research to learn the best methods to treat patients with a hormone imbalance. Through research, endocrinologists develop new drugs and treatments for hormone problems.

Endocrinology at Southlake Clinic

Southlake Clinic's endocrinologists manage and treat endocrine-related conditions such as diabetes and thyroid disorders, ensuring patients receive appropriate and comprehensive care to improve quality of life.

For effective diabetes, thyroid disorder and endocrinology treatments while managing overall health, call Southlake Clinic at (425) 793-4700 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with us. Visit us in Covington, Newcastle and Renton, King County, WA.