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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the endocrine system?

The endocrine system is a complex group of glands. Glands are organs that make hormones. These are substances that help to control activities in your body. Different types of hormones control reproduction, metabolism (food burning and waste elimination), and growth and development. Hormones also control the way you respond to your surroundings, and they help to provide the proper amount of energy and nutrition your body needs to function. The glands that make up the endocrine system include the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus.

What is an endocrinologist?

An endocrinologist is a specially trained doctor. Endocrinologists diagnose diseases that affect your glands. They know how to treat conditions that are often complex and involve many systems within your body. Your primary care doctor refers you to an endocrinologist when you have a problem with your endocrine system.

What do endocrinologists do?

Endocrinologists are trained to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in your system. They take care of many conditions including:

 

Endocrinologists also conduct basic research to learn the way glands work, and clinical research to learn the best methods to treat patients with a hormone imbalance. Through research, endocrinologists develop new drugs and treatments for hormone problems.

What type of medical training do endocrinologists receive?

Endocrinologists finish four years of medical school and then spend three or four years in an internship and residency program. These specialty programs cover internal medicine, pediatrics, or obstetrics and gynecology. They spend two or three more years learning how to diagnose and treat hormone conditions. Overall, an endocrinologist's training will take more than 10 years.

What are the most common endocrine diseases and disorders?

Diseases and disorders of the endocrine system can be grouped into several different areas. Some endocrinologists focus on one or two endocrine system diseases, such as diabetes, pediatric disorders, thyroid, or reproductive and menstrual disorders. Others work in all areas of endocrinology.

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Gainesville Florida Endocrinologists


Diabetes Doctors and Thyroid Specialists


Find Board Certified Endocrinologists at Accent Endocrinology Services in Gainesville, Florida. Our endocrinologist doctors, thyroid specialists, and diabetologists diagnose and treat hormonal imbalance and diseases of the endocrine system including thyroid diseases, thyroid weight gain, diabetes, osteoperosis, osteomalacia, hypertension, cholesterol/lipid disorders, etc.

Gainesville Thyroid Doctors & Diabetologist

Our medical staff consists of top thyroid doctors and nurses in Florida who are board certified and specilize in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. Our thyroid specialists and diabetes doctors will provide you with in-depth evaluations, treatments and management of your endocrine needs. Patients throughout North Central Florida including Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City, and Tallahassee are referred to us for thyroid evaluation, thyroid ultrasound, thyroid nodule biopsy, thyroid cancer treatment and a wide spectrum of endocrine disorders.

Endocrinology Services

Accent's board certified endocrinologists and diabetes doctors specialize in the management of thyroid diseases that include hyperthyroidism (overactive much thyroid hormone), hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid hormone), non-cancerous thyroid disease and thyroid cancer.

Thyroid Ultrasound - A lump or abnormal growth in the thyroid gland is called thyroid nodule. At Accent Endocrinology, we offer thyroid nodule ultrasound, a simple and painless technology, that uses harmless sound wave technology (no radiation exposure) to generate images of the thyroid and surrounding structures. Thyroid nodules and cysts are measured and detailed descriptions of their characteristics are recorded. For thyroid cancer patients, we perform a review of the surrounding lymph nodes to help determine if the cancer has spread to these lymph nodes. Our exams are performed by our thyroid specialists and endocrinologists. This allows immediate evaluation, interpretation, and discussion with the patient incorporating the patient's clinical situation.

Neck Ultrasound

Glucose Monitoring

Our team of endocrinologists is ready to help provide better care for your health. Please contact Accent Endocrinology department today to get started.

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