Experienced endocrinologists in Virginia
The experienced endocrinologists at HCA Virginia's hospitals diagnose and treat a variety of endocrine disorders and dysfunctions pertaining to the body’s hormones. Our endocrinology teams work closely with specialists in otolaryngology, pediatrics, radiation oncology, obstetrics and many other specialties. This allows us to provide a multidisciplinary approach to treating medical conditions in both adults and children.
For more information about our endocrinology services or for help finding an endocrine specialist, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line.
Who needs an endocrinologist
The body’s endocrine system includes the thyroid, pancreas, parathyroid, hypothalamus, ovaries, testes and pineal, adrenal and pituitary glands. There are also many other organs involved that modify or metabolize hormones. This complex group of organs produces hormones that control different functions in your body, such as:
- Growth and development
- Metabolism (food burning and waste elimination)
- Reproduction and fertility
Hormonal and metabolic conditions we treat
Our endocrinology experts, including transgender and intersex medicine specialists, are dedicated to diagnosing hormonal issues and restoring balance to your system. We will do what we can to ultimately help your body function at its best.
Some of the endocrine-related conditions we treat include:
- Metabolic disorders
- Osteoporosis and calcium disorders
- Pituitary, gonad and adrenal (PGA) disorders
- Thyroid disorders
Diabetes refers to a group of diseases in which your blood sugar (blood glucose) levels are too high. Regardless of which type of diabetes you are diagnosed with, our hospitals provide diabetes education and management programs to help you manage your condition.
Growth disorder care
A growth disorder can make a child grow slower or faster than children the same age. This could mean not gaining weight or height or having delayed sexual development for adolescents.
Our pediatric endocrinologists use a variety of tests and tools to diagnose your child’s condition. If we do detect a growth disorder, we will provide you with effective treatment options so you can make informed decisions about your child’s care.
Metabolic-related obesity care
We treat patients who are overweight or have obesity-related conditions because these problems can sometimes be caused by metabolic and hormonal problems. We work to identify the imbalances that may be affecting your weight gain, then provide an effective plan for improved health. In some cases, this may include our medical and surgical weight loss programs to obese patients, which are proven to reduce or eliminate obesity-related health conditions.
Thyroid disorder care
People with thyroid conditions often have low energy levels as well as issues with muscle strength, emotions, weight control and body temperature. This is because the thyroid gland affects almost all of the metabolic processes in the body.
When there is an abnormal production of thyroid hormones, it results in thyroid disease. If the hormone is overproduced, the condition is hyperthyroidism; if under-produced, the condition is hypothyroidism.
Thyroid disorders can range in severity. Some require no treatment, and some can be life-threatening, such as thyroid cancer.
Our endocrinologists are here to diagnose your condition and provide you with the treatment you need to re-balance your hormone levels. Our team works with you to regulate an over- or underactive thyroid to restore your energy and health to optimal levels.