Endocrinology at Sharp Rees-Stealy
Endocrinology is the study of hormones produced by the endocrine glands, which are located throughout various parts of the body. The endocrine system is made up of the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, thyroid, adrenals, parathyroids, pancreas, ovaries and testes.
The hormones produced by the endocrine glands can influence or control a wide range of physiological activities such as growth, development, puberty, level of alertness, sugar regulation, bone growth and more. Problems related to hormones contribute to some of the major diseases such as diabetes, thyroid conditions, pituitary conditions, some sexual problems, bone problems, thyroid cancer and more.
Why choose us?
We offer services dealing with both adult and pediatric endocrinology.
Our board-certified endocrinologists are specially trained physicians who diagnose and treat diseases related to the endocrine glands. They follow clinical practice guidelines recommended by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Endocrine Society and the American Diabetes Association. The overall goal of treatment is to restore the normal balance or hormones found in a patient's body.
Some of the more common conditions treated by our endocrinologists include diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid diseases, adrenal disorders (such as adrenal insufficiency or Cushing's disease/syndrome), calcium disorders, pituitary diseases, cancers of the endocrine glands and ovarian and testicular disorders.
Before making your first appointment with a Sharp Rees-Stealy endocrinologist, please see your primary care physician for a referral. For help choosing a Sharp Rees-Stealy doctor who is right for you, call 1-800-82-SHARP ( 1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or search Sharp Rees-Stealy doctors.
Sharp Rees-Stealy has five adult endocrinologists on staff located at our Chula Vista, Del Mar, Downtown, La Mesa and Scripps Ranch facilities, as well as a pediatric endocrinologist at our La Mesa location.
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