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We Provide Care for Adults with Diabetes & Hormonal Disorders

At Clinica Sierra Vista, our board-certified endocrinologists specialize in treating hormonal gland diseases and disorders. Usually, patients are referred to endocrinologists rather than choosing one themselves. Many endocrinologic conditions are chronic, meaning they are lifelong and require continuous management to control the symptoms.

What Does an Endocrinologist Do?

First trained in internal medicine, endocrinologists have extensive training and knowledge of the endocrine system. They are subspecialists in internal medicine and can evaluate patients to check how their hormones affect many bodily functions, including metabolism, weight, digestion, mood, growth, reproduction, organ function, lactation ability, and much more.

Endocrinology involves many types of treatments to regulate the immune system. Many disorders are treatable with hormone replacement therapy, growth hormone therapy, hormonal birth control, insulin injections, or thyroid replacement drugs. Although many of the conditions treated by endocrinologists are treatable, some are chronic and require ongoing management.

What Is the Endocrine System?

Hormone-producing glands make up the endocrine system. These are detectable through blood and urine tests to measure the hormone levels of the samples. Imaging studies may be necessary to get up-close looks at the glands beneath the skin through imaging tests like MRI scans.

The endocrine system includes the glands of the body that secrete hormones. They include:

  • Adrenal glands
  • Hypothalamus
  • Ovaries
  • Pancreas
  • Parathyroid
  • Pineal gland
  • Pituitary gland
  • Testes
  • Thymus gland
  • Thyroid gland
  • And others

Why Do I Need an Endocrinologist?

You may need to see an endocrinologist if you have a disease, injury, infection, or a benign or cancerous tumor. Certain genetic disorders can also impact how the glands ought to function, and failures in endocrine function can lead to imbalances that affect the body in numerous unhealthy ways. Depending on your condition, an endocrinologist may be your sole medical provider, but often they partner with other medical professionals to create a customized treatment plan. Other providers may include OB/GYNs, neurologists, oncologists, surgeons, pediatricians, and internal medicine doctors.

At Clinica Sierra Vista, we help patients and their families regardless of their ability to pay.
Contact us today at 661-635-3050 to learn more about our board-certified endocrinologists in Fresno can help.