An endocrinologist specializes in diagnosing and treating hormone imbalances, diabetes, and other problems with your body’s endocrine glands. Endocrine glands include the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands. An endocrinologist is a diabetes specialist, but also manages the complex health needs of adults with many other endocrine, metabolic or glandular conditions that often affect many body systems.
An endocrinologist typically:
Endocrinology is a subspecialty of internal medicine. For doctors certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the formal subspecialty is endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Endocrinologists may also be known by the following names: diabetes doctor, metabolic doctor, or hormone specialist.
There are 8133 specialists practicing Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism in the United States with an overall average rating of 3.8 stars. There are 2200 hospitals in the United States with affiliated Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism specialists, including Boston Children's Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.