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Overview of endocrinology

Endocrinologists on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Health study and treat problems with the glands. People see endocrinologists for a variety of reasons. Common reasons include thyroid diseases, metabolic disorders, menopause, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, hypertension, lipid disorders, and most commonly, diabetes.

Baylor Scott & White is com​mitted to ongoing research, innovative treatment and the development of management programs to help treat diabetes.

Conditions treated

Some common conditions treated by endocrinologists on the medical staff include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypogonadism
  • Lipid disorders
  • High blood cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid calcium disorders
  • Pituitary and adrenal disorders
  • Thyroid diseases

Endocrinology treatments

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Dieting
  • Exercise
  • Medication

Specialized programs

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs offered at Baylor Scott & White provide a variety of diabetes education. The self-management education programs cover topics that are key to living successfully with diabetes.

At Baylor Scott & White, we offer ​​islet cell transplant for people with chronic pancreatitis. We are the first hospital in the southwest to perform islet cell transplantation for people with type 1 diabetes, as well as chronic pancreatitis.

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