Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the endocrine glands and hormones. Endocrinologists treat various diseases, including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, thyroid disorders, bone disorders like osteoporosis and disorders of the adrenal and pituitary glands.
Middlesex Hospital Endocrinology is a growing department led by four highly qualified endocrinologists and two nurse practitioners, and they help all patients, including transgender patients. In recent years, these providers have adapted to the changes in their field, embracing new medications and technologies.
What’s new and noteworthy?
Continuous Glucose Monitors:These monitors read glucose levels every five minutes. For some patients, these monitors can replace the glucose test that requires you to prick your finger!
Hybrid Closed Loop:This is considered an artificial pancreas, and it combines an insulin pump and continuous glucose sensor, using an algorithm to help patients maintain their blood sugars in the normal range.
Thyroid Nodule Tests:Sometimes, thyroid biopsy results can be inconclusive. Historically, patients with inconclusive biopsies have required surgery. However, now certain tests allow physicians to look at molecular markers in biopsy samples to help determine whether a nodule is benign or malignant. This can help many patients avoid surgery.
How to contact Middlesex Endocrinology?
To see an endocrinologist, you will need a referral from your primary care office. Middlesex physicians work together as a team to determine a treatment plan that is best for each individual patient.
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Digestive health conditions can be complex and may require the collaboration of several different specialists. The Middlesex Health Center for Digestive Health makes it easier for patients to access coordinated care—even if your providers may not be in the same office.