Doctors who specialize in the treatment of diabetes, thyroid disease and other problems of the endocrine system are called endocrinologists. They focus on important body functions controlled by a network of hormone-secreting glands: your heart, reproductive organs and metabolism are just a few.
Many people, including some prominent leaders in sports and music, live successful and fulfilling lives while managing an endocrine-system illness because of the specialized work that endocrinologists do. These doctors also work with other medical professionals to manage the secondary hormonal impacts when other diseases and treatments, like cancer, affect endocrine functions in the body.
Obesity is an ongoing medical priority in the United States, and it is a 2014 Priority of the Endocrine Society – where a recent study found that 25 percent of obese patients have an underlying endocrine issue that contributes to obesity. Endocrinologists study these processes and their impact on appetite, growth and more.
|Total number of Endocrinologists on Doctor.com:||8242|
|Percentage of Endocrinologists who are listed as "Board Certified" on Doctor.com:||100%|
|Endocrinologists listed on Doctor.com have been practicing for an average of:||27.7 year(s)|
|Average ProfilePoints™ score for Endocrinologists:||39/80|
|Average Overall User Rating for Endocrinologists:||3 (out of 5)|