What is endocrinology?
Endocrinology is the medical specialty that addresses disorders of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is responsible for the production of hormones, which control metabolism and development.
The endocrinologists at Scripps provide compassionate care and treatment for even the most complex hormone disorders, such as thyroid disorders, pituitary and adrenal gland disorders, and diabetes.
In fact, Scripps has one of the most comprehensive diabetes programs to help patients live a healthy lifestyle, reduce complications and improve their quality of life.
Types of endocrine disorders
Endocrine diseases can affect the pancreas, thyroid, adrenal gland, pituitary gland, testes and ovaries. The most common endocrine disorders include:
- Diabetes (including type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes)
- Thyroid disease (including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroiditis and thyroid cancer)
- Metabolic syndrome
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Turner syndrome
- Cushing’s syndrome
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Hypercortisolism (high cortisol levels)
Expert endocrinologists in San Diego
Scripps Health is nationally recognized as a leader in endocrinology and diabetes care. Experts at Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute continually conduct research and clinical trials to discover new treatments and resources for people with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.
Scripps researchers collaborate with The Scripps Research Institute and other renowned research institutions, and have contributed to groundbreaking research discoveries. In addition, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute receives numerous grants to support our research from organizations including the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Endocrine disorder care at Scripps
The endocrine specialists at Scripps provide comprehensive care and advanced treatment options for patients with hormone imbalances and metabolic conditions at the following locations in San Diego:
- Scripps Clinic La Jolla - Poole Building
- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
- Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
- Scripps Clinic, John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion
- Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
We are now offering Video Visits for some specialty care appointments. If you are interested in scheduling a Video Visit, contact the provider’s office directly. The doctor’s office will work with you to determine if this is the right type of visit for you.