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Endocrinology

endocrinology

Endocrinologists are specially trained physicians who diagnose diseases related to the glands. The diseases they are trained to treat often affect other parts of the body. While primary care providers know a lot about the human body, patients with diseases and conditions directly related to the glands will usually be sent to an endocrinologist. In those instances, Dr. Aron Adkins sees patients at Cumberland Healthcare.

What Does an Endocrinologist Do?

The glands in a person’s body release hormones. Endocrinologists treat people who suffer from hormonal imbalances, typically from glands in the endocrine system. The overall goal of treatment is to restore the normal balance of hormones found in a patient’s body. Some of the more common conditions treated by endocrinologists include:

  • Menopause
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Lack of Growth
  • Osteoporosis
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Cancers of the Endocrine Glands
  • Over or Under Production of Hormones
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility

To schedule an appointment, please call our Specialty Clinic at 715-822-7352.