Endocrine care in Chattanooga
At Parkridge Medical Group, our experienced team of endocrine specialists are skilled at diagnosing and treating complex and wide-ranging endocrine conditions including diabetes, thyroid disease, pituitary disorders, metabolism issues and other related conditions.
Our goal is to properly diagnose your condition and develop a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs, all with a compassionate, relationship-based approach to care.
To learn more about how we can help you feel better, schedule an appointment with an endocrinologist.
What is an endocrinologist?
An endocrinologist specializes in the body’s glands and hormones. The endocrine system — which includes the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, ovaries, testes and pancreas — controls growth and development, reproduction, metabolism and organ function, among other things. An endocrinologist frequently treats diabetes, the most common endocrine disorder.
Your endocrinologist partners with your primary care physician to provide the most comprehensive care possible.
Endocrine disorders we treat
Endocrine disorders may include conditions that occur when a gland produces too much or too little hormone, or when nodules or tumors develop in the endocrine system. We offer a complete range of treatment for conditions that include:
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Cushing’s disease
- Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
- Growth hormone problems
- Pituitary gland issues
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Precocious puberty
Diabetes treatment and management
Our endocrinologists provide care for people with prediabetes, as well as Type 1, Type 2, gestational and pediatric diabetes. Understanding that the impact of diabetes extends far beyond physical health, our healthcare specialists focus not only on treatment, but also in-depth education to give you the confidence and tools to effectively manage your diabetes. We are experts in the latest technology including continuous glucose monitoring and advanced insulin pumps for diabetes management.
Our endocrinologist specialists have years of experience in diagnosis and treatments for bone health. We specialize in the latest bone-preserving and bone-building medicines and therapies, and will work with you to create an individualized plan of care.
Our thyroid doctors have years of experience in diagnosing and treating conditions such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism and all disorders that cause under- or over-active thyroid issues. We partner with you to determine the best course of therapy to manage this common condition.
Fertility issues can often be related to deficiencies or problems with the endocrine system. Our reproductive endocrinologists work with our OB/GYN counterparts to help women with endocrine conditions become pregnant.
Endocrine diagnostic tests we offer
Depending on your condition, we are able to conduct diagnostic tests to determine the best route of treatment for you.
- Adrenal sufficiency tests
- Bone density tests
- Fine-needle aspiration biopsy
- Glucose testing
- Lab tests (blood and/or urine)
- Semen analysis
- Thyroid scan