What is Endocrinology?
The human endocrine system consists of a number of glands that release hormones to control many different functions.
Endocrinology is a medical specialty that studies and treats conditions of the organs that secrete hormones. Different hormones control a wide range of body functions, so an endocrinologist may be involved with a number of problems, from sexual development to osteoporosis.
An endocrinologist will make diagnoses based on a combination of physical exams, patient interviews, family histories, blood and hormonal tests, & fine needle aspiration biopsies. Some hormonal conditions may require only regular monitoring, while others may be treated with medication, surgery or hormone replacement therapy. Endocrine specialists work closely with neurologists, neurosurgeons, immunologists, urologists, gynecologists, ophthalmologists and general surgeons.
Our Division provides a comprehensive clinical service covering all the major fields of endocrinology on both an outpatient and an inpatient basis, including:
The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is active in a variety of clinical activities by providing evaluation and management of the spectrum of endocrinologic and medical disorders.
Diabetes educators and dietitians provide diabetes self-management education as well as community education. Patients may be seen Monday through Friday at the Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties (IMMS) clinic located in the Shands Medical Plaza Building. For more information please call (352) 265-8228.
The Medical Plaza Building is located just west of UF Health Shands Hospital, between the “West” parking garage and the UF Shands Cancer Center, at 2000 SW Archer Road (3rd floor), Gainesville. For additional information regarding appointments or referring patients to this clinic, please call (352) 273-8655.
Patients with pituitary disease may be seen on Tuesday’s by Drs. Subbarayan & Woodmansee in the Pituitary Endocrine Clinic which is located at the Neurosurgical Specialties Clinic in the UF Health Shands Hospital on the 1st floor in room L2-100, just beside the outpatient lab off the UF Health Shands atrium. 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville. For additional information regarding appointments or referring patients to this clinic, please call (352) 273-8655.
The VAMC Endocrine Division provides services for patients with lipid disorders, diabetes, thyroid disease, parathyroid disease, adrenal disorders, osteoporosis and pituitary disease, etc. As a regional referral center, the VAMC treats a wide variety of interesting rare and common endocrine problems. We offer daily glucose monitoring classes, classes in nutrition & diabetes management. We, also, have a Diabetic Limb Preservation Clinic.
The Endocrinology Attending Physicians, Fellows & APRNs/PAs provide in-patient consultations to Shands Hospital and the VAMC, Gainesville.