Endocrinology is the specialty of medicine dealing with the endocrine system and its diseases. The endocrine system is comprised of organs called glands that produce hormones. Hormones in our bodies control reproduction, metabolism, and growth and development. When these hormones are not in balance an endocrinologist can diagnosis and treat these imbalances. Some of the most common diseases and conditions treated by the endocrinologist are:
- Thyroid diseases
- Metabolic disorders
- Over or under production of hormones
- Lack of growth
SGMC Affiliated Endocrinologist:
Jennifer Lawrence, M.D.