Endocrinology

Specialty Care for Diabetes, Endocrine & Metabolism

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the endocrine system, which consists of several glands throughout the body that release hormones into the blood.

Hormones play an important role in how our bodies work:

  • metabolism (how our body uses energy)
  • growth & development
  • reproduction
  • breathing
  • movement
  • thinking/feeling
  • sensory perception

Endocrinologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of problems related to glands and hormones. Among the most common are:

  • Diabetes (too much blood sugar)
  • Thyroid problems (energy, weight)
  • Pituitary problems (growth)
  • Osteoporosis (brittle bones)
  • Calcium metabolism
  • Hypogonadism (may cause reproductive issues)

Your primary-care provider may refer you to an endocrinologist if you need this special kind of care.

 

Endocrinology at PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth Medical Group has an experienced endocrinologist in Bellingham:

Contact Us

Endocrinology
Cordata South
4465 Cordata Parkway, Suite B
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: 360-738-2200

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