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The endocrine system is made up of the hormone-producing glands and organs of the body. Hormones control various functions including growth and development, metabolism, tissue function and even mood. It is a very delicate system where even the slightest change in hormone level can dramatically impact the way you feel. Most endocrine disorders leave patients feeling tired and without energy. Diseases that impact the endocrine system are treated in the medical specialty of endocrinology. 

Issues with the endocrine system may contribute to many different conditions. An endocrinologist can help to diagnose endocrine disease and offer treatments to get the system back on track to regain normal hormone function. Some diseases they might treat include:

  • Cushing’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Early puberty
  • Growth hormone issues
  • Kidney function (adrenal insufficiency)
  • Pituitary disease
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Thyroid issues (both hypo and hyperthyroidism)
CMC is proud to offer both inpatient services for the diagnosis and management of endocrine disorders.


Diagnostic Tests

CMC physicians can perform diagnostic tests to determine if your endocrine system is functioning normally. These may include blood work and imaging. Treatments may include the use of medications to stabilize hormone levels and improve a patient’s endocrine function.


Consultative and continuing management care is available for inpatients with diabetes and endocrine issues.
CMC's Diabetes Resource Institute provides inpatients with patient education, assistance with diabetes management and discharge planning during their hospital stay.   


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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Endocrinology Clinic

Expert diagnosis and treatment for patients with a wide variety of endocrine and metabolic disorders through specialized outpatient clinics.


Endocrinologist Team

The endocrinologists who care for our patients bring extensive expertise and skill, and take a personal interest in your well-being.

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