Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Our team is committed to advancing the treatment and understanding of endocrine disorders, diabetes, and metabolic health, offering the latest in medical advancements and personalized care plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.

Your hormones may be to blame.

Hormones control many important body functions, including the body's ability to make a baby and how you change calories into energy that powers cells and organs. Even the slightest glitch with one of these glands can throw off the delicate balance of hormones and can cause a person to:

  • Be too hot/cold
  • Gain weight that you can’t seem to lose
  • Grow hair in new places
  • Constantly feel tired and fatigued
  • Have trouble getting pregnant
  • Have irregular menstrual cycles

Common Conditions treated at Woman's

    Insulin resistance occurs when your muscle, fat, and liver cells do not effectively respond to insulin, making it challenging for them to absorb glucose from the bloodstream. Consequently, your pancreas compensates by producing additional insulin to assist in the glucose uptake into your cells. If your pancreas can continue to produce sufficient insulin to counteract the cells' reduced sensitivity to it, your blood glucose levels will remain within a healthy range.

    Hyperinsulinism is a condition that causes individuals to have abnormally high levels of insulin, a hormone that helps control levels of blood glucose.

    Hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, happens when your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs.

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects 10-15% of all women. It is currently the leading cause of infertility.

    Many women with PCOS also develop other health problems and are at risk for diabetes and heart disease. Early treatment can improve symptoms, fertility problems and lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

    Metabolic syndrome is the presence of any three of the following conditions:

    • Waist measurement of 40 inches or more for men and 35 inches or more for women
    • Triglyceride levels of 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or above, or taking medication for elevated triglyceride levels
    • HDL or "good" cholesterol level below 40 mg/dL for men and below 50 mg/dL for women, or taking medication for low HDL levels
    • Blood pressure levels of 130/85 or above, or taking medication for elevated blood pressure levels
    • Fasting blood glucose levels of 100 mg/dL or above, or taking medication for elevated blood glucose levels

    This is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with prediabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a form of diabetes that develops when the body does not respond properly to insulin. As opposed to type 1 diabetes, in which the pancreas makes little or no insulin.